Monday, February 8, 2010

Somewhere New

I found out in October about the possibility of a student exchange trip to the Czech Republic. Since then, it was delayed, canceled and un-canceled. About two weeks ago, I found out that the trip actually would be happening, and that my small knowledge of Czech would be used. Earlier on, I had thought about how easy it would be to fold the Czech flag. The red and white parts would have diagonal folds on one end where the blue would slide in to make a triangle. I finally decided to try it, and halfway through folding I decided that I wanted more of a challenge. I decided to try making the flag so that if the blue section was on the left, the white would be on top and the red would be on bottom. This turned out to be a lot harder than I expected from a 8:8 grid. However, after several tries, I ended up with this:
Flag of Czech Republic, Ryan MacDonell
Flag of Czech Republic, Ryan MacDonell

The second picture is actually the opposite side of the model from the first. I decided not to try making a CP, partly because it would be very hard to fold from because the layers need to be arranged a certain way. The model also has some really nice locks. Not only is the red and white section hard to get apart on its own, but when you add the blue part it can be locked in with diagonal folds on the inside.