Attempt 1 at the monkey saddle.
Attempt 5 at creating a regular hexagon from a regular 8.5 by 11 sheet of paper.

This origami is a representation of the function z = x^3 - 3xy^2 which has been noted as having a “monkey saddle.” I believe it refers to the 3 depressions where a monkey could put his 2 legs and tail in.
The function has only an inflection point in the center as opposed to a local min or max (depending on plane of intersection) as seen in a hyperbolic paraboloid or similar function.

Attempt 1 at the monkey saddle.
Attempt 5 at creating a regular hexagon from a regular 8.5 by 11 sheet of paper.

This origami is a representation of the function z = x^3 - 3xy^2 which has been noted as having a “monkey saddle.” I believe it refers to the 3 depressions where a monkey could put his 2 legs and tail in.
The function has only an inflection point in the center as opposed to a local min or max (depending on plane of intersection) as seen in a hyperbolic paraboloid or similar function.

  1. the-longhaul reblogged this from bennbatt
  2. neutrinoprism reblogged this from bennbatt and added:
    Beautiful work! (If anyone else is interested in making one, I have instructions-by-extrapolation in my earlier post...
  3. cyclopentadiene reblogged this from bennbatt and added:
    C’mon, Bennett, get it together. Making a hexagon out of a sheet of paper should be no trouble for you. ;D
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