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44: Hex Sheet Origami

Posted on Feb 19, 2015 by in 216, Magnet Limit

This contest stretches your imagination more than magnet technique.

Magnet origami is often experimentation first, and object pareidolia second. Instead of trying to create with the intent of similarity, it’s more like cloud watching while your fingers stir the clouds. Magnet origami is one of the basic techniques that are uncommonly explored, yet alone presents possibilities one could never finish exploring.

Start with a sheet of Zen – 216 Zen Magnets in a hexagonal sheet, 8 radius, with a hole in the middle – and fold the sheet of spheres into a 3d sculpture. No tearing or ripping, meaning each sphere must continue next to the neighbors it started out touching.

Folding and pinching are simple. But the scenery and photography will be the lion-share of your consideration. Zen Magnets only for the primary 216 sphere origami piece. No limitations on background props.


As usual, the judges will be your peers. This is about the best photo, and less about the magnets that are the subject. There will be at least six winners, and possibly more depending on participation. The prize for first place will be $100 Zen Credit. Zen Magnets only in this contest. Again, this is a photography contest as much as a magnet sphere contest. Everything you submit goes into the public domain. Having fun is the most important requirement. Submission deadline is March 10th 2015.

To enter, load your full resolution photo on to, and fill out this submission form:

Submit Here!