Paper money origami camera diagram U.S. dollar camera folding method detailed explanation
It’s not magic, it’s a real craft! Super detailed paper money origami camera process analysis and collation, hope you can successfully fold the mini camera~~~
Includes the following sections: note selection, tutorials, hands-on photos, experience sharing and personal advice.
Selection of banknotes:
10 cents (ten cents): not bad for the ratio, but too small for this piece.
50 cents (fifty cents): it’s rare to see clean and crispy, so there’s no way to experiment, but it’s still a little short on the ratio.
1 ($1): Very nice and whole out petite and cute. But there’s a problem with the ratio, it’s not long enough.
5 ($5): also pretty good, is the picture I’m posting now. The size is also quite “appropriate” for a small. But still ratio issues, not long enough, but $5 is relatively short.
Ten dollars ($10): a much better ratio, very close to the dollar. So steps 13~16 can be done. Another is because it’s large enough and therefore has enough room to fold.
Twenty dollars ($20): same as $5.
Fifty dollars ($50): also the same as $5.
One hundred dollars ($100): go ahead and dream. Firstly, it is unlikely to take a 100 fold; secondly, the ratio is so close to 1:2 that it cannot be folded at all.
In summary: 10 cents is too small to consider if you like micro-folding. I feel the size is more comfortable starting from 5 yuan, the smallest is 1 yuan. 50 cents is also small, maybe the 3rd to 16th step should be simplified. 10 yuan can be played normally. 1 block, 5 blocks, 20, 50 same, can be folded, but the 13th to 16th should be simplified. 100 blocks not at all.
Note origami camera tutorial:
Instructions for the origami camera:
On paper cutting:
Share a way to cut dollars. Length and width in US dollars: 6.14 inches x 2.61 inches = 156 mm x 66.3 mm
But how many people will actually measure and trim the “exact” dollar? I’m afraid that will only tire you out (see the chart below).
1. Make a square or a rectangle diagonally opposite each other.
2. Fold the bottom edge again toward the slash of step 1.
3. a. Fold the entire bottom edge upward, with the line passing exactly where the diagonal line of step 2 meets the right edge. b. Perform a mountain fold based on the position of the bottom edge of step 3.
4. Cut the mountain line, the valley line from step 3, and you get 2 “dollars”.
Experience sharing on origami cameras:
Given that the RMB ratio is indeed a bit of a problem to complete steps 13-16, personal advice can be simplified. Either skip 14~16 and continue with the following steps after the 13th step is completed directly, or you can just fold the re-pair in half after the 13th step is completed.
That is, step 14 becomes the whole really folded over, not just a mere notation. Doing so makes it easier to intersperse the lens shaping behind each other, and instead of compromising aesthetics, it’s neater.
It is believed that once you have folded this piece, you will immediately find a series of questions.
Question 1: In step 38, the part that was put in is easily loose. See the last photo of the actual photo.
A1: There is currently no suitable way to fix it, because after all, paper money is used, so not many people will get glue to fix it. But if a solution is really needed, there is one.
You can try to use newer notes. Or make the mouth of step 23 a little narrower.
Question 2: Why is the lens so square? It’s not pretty.
This one has crossed my mind personally. Because if people look at the original, they’ll notice the roundness of the lens! I personally noticed this too, so I made another one specifically in the morning. And it turns out there’s actually an easy way to do it: you can actually fade out the horizontal 8 equinox on the left in the first 4 steps, or not even hit it. Then, in step 10, just align the tip of the triangle with the crease made in step 7, and in step 11, just align the crease made in step 10 and it’s OK~.
This way, the image is almost zero to the rear, and the lens shaping will be easier to see.
Question 3: Nima!!! Step 41: I’ll kill myself! I don’t understand it!
A3 ：I personally feel that you can roll the lens first, and then gently press it with your finger to flatten it, in that case, it will have the look of the original work, and it won’t be difficult, and it feels very twisted to operate.
Personally, I think it’s nice to have a little bulge there, but instead it looks fuller. My $5 was bulging and I didn’t go for the press.
In fact, from the overall analysis, this work does not require a lot of details, as long as the body, the lens, the photo button, basically OK, because the whole work is not a lot of detail design.
Plus one more trick:
Here, make a peak fold so it’s easier to pocket it~