Buckyball Origami: How to make the structure

By Daniel Chubb - Sep 4, 2010

It’s the 25th anniversary of the fullerene (aka Buckyball) and Google have done their bit today with the Buckyball Google Doodle, and the feedback so far about Richard Buckminster Fuller has been very positive.

Our readers have shown they appreciate what Richard Buckminster Fuller did, one reader said “an amazing man with fantastic/futuristic ideas”, and we must remember both the Dymaxion map and Buckyball.

Another said “One extremely inventive and inspiring man, from his dymaxion map to his idea on energy sharing. Sleep well Bucky the world misses you.

We thought we would follow up with a couple of videos that show you how to create Buckyball Origami. You can see the videos below this post, which create a representation of 60 Carbon atoms, also known as the “Buckyball”.

Remember the Buckyball today; celebrate the 25th anniversary by making the structure. Have you made Buckyball Origami before?

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