Domo v2

DesignedApr 2021
Crease PatternYes
DiagramsNo
InspirationReference - Domo v2

Domo v2 is based on a 14x41 grid. V2 is more efficient than Domo v1 which was based on a 16x49 grid.

I designed v2 after realizing that I could reduce the paper usage in the head area of v1. In the end, most of the paper savings came from around the eyes and the top of the head. I also cut excess paper from the two sides and from the transition between the arms and the lower body. I was able to achieve these improvements by using smarter shifts between the different features (e.g., eyes to face, head to arms) in the model.

In addition to being able to fold v2 from smaller paper than v1, the increased efficiency also reduces the amount of unwanted bulk in the model. For instance, whereas in v1 the eyes would bulge due to accumulated paper layers, the eyes in v2 lie flatter. A bonus is that the new eye structure results in eyes without any creased edges in the middle. There are intentional locks and flaps in the model that help stabilize the folded form, although I highly recommend MC/glue for a more solid result.

Overall, I'm pretty happy with the efficiency of v2, especially since the efficiency increase makes v2 easier to fold than v1.