A Magical Hexaflexagon

After watching the Martin Gardner documentary in the last post I looked up the item which was the subject of his first Scientific America column – Hexaflexagons. Hexagonal paper structures made by folding strips of paper which result in a two faced hexagon which can be folded to reveal a total of six different faces.

In looking into how to make one I found this free program which generates a template from the pictures you select. From this template you can then fold a hexaflexagon and each face will be one of the images you selected.

What has this got to do with magic I hear you ask? Well, if you find some folding instructions you can download this card magic related hexaflexagon template.

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4 Responses to A Magical Hexaflexagon

  1. Jesse says:

    That’s nice! It can perhaps be usefull for some predictions, like 6 selections =D

    who knows..

    Jesse

  2. Jerry Lennings says:

    That’s nice! It can perhaps be usefull for some predictions, like 6 selections =D

    who knows..

    Jesse

  3. Susan says:

    I tried that web site, but the bottom two triangles are cut off and there is nothing that I know of that allows me to get them.

  4. Kevin says:

    There’s now an updated online generator available so all you have to do now is upload your six images, without having to download a program –

    http://www.flatfeetpete.com/flexagon/

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