Train Ticket Origami

March 2007


One of the guys at work (Fred by name) is an origami buff. You can check out his stuff at

He has a project going at work ('at' not 'for'), building origamoids out of train tickets.

The tower on the right is unfinished. I understand the ultimately it is going to be a 3 x 3 x 3 cube of 3 x 3 x 3 cubes. Each of the smaller cubes has a hole in the middle of each face and a hole in the centre. I am told this is some sort of fractal thingie. I'm not convinced it will ever get finished.

There is something very satisfying about seeing someone at work undertaking an activity which is intentionally pointless.

Hard to see but this is a 3D star shape with 6 points.

My personal favourite. Fred now keeps his folders in this highly idiosyncratic filing system.


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