Origami Chains


Models of this type are also automatically listed in: abstract modular, abstract, geometric, modular, multi-sheet, pattern

These are modular origami models which create a one-dimensional structure (as opposed to quilts, which are two-dimensional). Such models can usually be extended to arbitrarily large numbers of units. By connecting the two ends, a chain can be transformed into a closed ring, but structurally I treat this as just a variant of the same model.

I haven’t seen any specific name used for such structures so far, so I introduced my own, origami chains.

This page lists models of a single type. You might be interested in folding instructions instead.
Chain (CBU)

Chain (CBU)

When I was little, it was common for kids to make paper chains as Christmas tree decoration (łańcuch na choinkę). These chains were made by cutting colored p...

Möbius Strip V (CBU)

Möbius Strip V (CBU)

A Möbius strip consisting of a single Conveyor Belt Unit (CBU) twisted and locked with itself by both ends. This is the cleanest representation of a Möbius s...

Conveyor Belt (CBU)

Conveyor Belt (CBU)

A conveyor belt, made from Conveyor Belt Units (CBU). Instead of connecting the ends together, one could also leave the model in the form of a flat tape, or ...

Heart-Shaped Coil

Heart-Shaped Coil

This is a model I designed and folded back in 2016. It is made from the same kind of units as Single-Module Modular Heart. Any number of units can be used si...

Meander

Meander

A Greek meander pattern folded as modular origami. The bent frame technique is the “Thoki Yenn style” which I also employed in a number of other models, for ...

Möbius Strip IV (CLU)

Möbius Strip IV (CLU)

The Möbius band (aka Möbius strip) is an interesting mathematical object, a single-sided surface. This origami version is folded using my Cross Lap Unit (CLU...

Möbius Strip III (BBU)

Möbius Strip III (BBU)

A single-sided surface, the Möbius Band is one of the more interesting mathematical objects that can be reproduced in origami.

Ring

Ring

This ring can also be worn as a headband. It uses a non-standard way of connecting the modules. Any even number of modules can be connected this way, though ...

Möbius Strip I (Trimodule)

Möbius Strip I (Trimodule)

This is one of the rather few modular origami designs which require an odd number of modules. Compare also with another similar model.

Möbius Strip II (Trimodule)

Möbius Strip II (Trimodule)

This is one of the rather few modular origami designs which use an odd number of units. Compare also with another similar model.