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I saw a comic that referred to "origami boulders", the idea
that you crumple a piece of paper into a ball and call it a
boulder made me laugh.
When I was done laughing, I thought it would be interesting
see how close you could come to making a perfect sphere
a single piece of
paper. Then I wrote the idea here.
The competition would consist of multiple participants with
single piece of paper. The bell would ring and all would start
making their sphere. Person who finished first with the
perfect sphere wins.
Why a sphere and not some other thing? The more work you
put into a sphere the cleaner the lines. You could make a
clunky boxy piece of crap in a minute or two but you'd loose
on quality. Watching somebody turn a flat plane into a
sphere by whatever method would be very interesting to
Gotta be honest, not one of my better ideas.
[doctorremulac3, Nov 27 2016]
Japanese Tradition origami
may not be entirely serious [not_morrison_rm, Nov 27 2016]
Isn't there a robot for this ? [bigsleep, Nov 27 2016]
Sphere of Paper
Paper model of planet earth after 3 years of Hitler/Trump's presidency of the USA [xenzag, Dec 02 2016]
||Could it be filled with a pyrophoric gas ? If so, [+] ...
||When I was a kid, we used a regular piece of A4 - apply folds then blow in one end and it would pop out into a 2œ" spher(ish).
||I've done those too, but that wouldn't cut it in this
competition. I'm picturing masterpieces of geometric genius
stunning and amazing the audience.
||How big that audience might be is open to speculation.
||Could contestants patent their designs ? And then would it just descend into a dexterity competition like a Rubiks cube or cup pyramid [cup pyramid link].
||" Gotta be honest, not one of my better ideas"
||Take a sphere-shaped mold (of just the right size) and crush the piece of paper into a perfect solid sphere (perhaps add water to maintain deformity).
||Hmm. Probably should specify rules like "No sphere
||1- No sphere shaped molds.
2- Sexual harassment of the judges while not
encouraged is not strictly prohibited.
3- Those caught bribing the judges will be
disqualified so don't get caught bribing the judges
if you catch our drift.
4- None of "those people" will be allowed to
participate (you know who you are)
5- Drug testing will be in effect and a urine sample
may be requested at any time during the
6- The judges reserve the right to consider the
attractiveness of the participants when rendering
||^ A little early in its development to consider inclusion in the Olympics.
||I'm visualizing something based on the way maps are pasted onto globes ... thank you for the free nerdsniping, I suppose. [+]
||Would we be required to fold the paper or could we just
curl it? Are scissors allowed?