FAQ: TROXES – Origami building blocks
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Can Troxes be assembled and disassembled?

Each Trox is composed of flat pieces that are assembled to "lock" in place. Troxes can freely connect and disconnect from each other, and the disassembling of a single Trox back to a flat form is possible as well, but requires gentle hands. To bring ~1000 pieces to Maker Faire, my partner Jamie and I disassembled all of the Troxes in NYC so I could easily fit them in my luggage for SF.

Last updated: May 17, 2017 21:41

Is this Modular Origami?

Sort of. Troxes are more of a form of Kirigami (the art of cut paper) however, both Kirigami and Modular Origami have an end goal or state where pieces can no longer be connected. With Troxes, you can alway continue to build, modify, and explore new constructions. End goals such as creating a Trox Penguin or Fox Trox are only arbitrary, since you can give Trox Penguin a Trox hat or a Fox Trox a body :)

Last updated: June 14, 2017 13:06

What do you mean by pieces?

Pieces are flat cutouts, all the exact same shape and are the sub-atomic units for Troxes. The pieces can be combined to create a variety of modules, most commonly Tetra(4), Octa(8), or Icosa(20), each kit owner can choose to construct any combination of these modules to build with or invent their own. Trying to label the kits as "25 TetraTroxes" could be misleading, since the modules are up to you.

Last updated: June 14, 2017 13:06

Do you need scissors, glue, or tape?

Nope.

Troxes are paper and only paper, and they have been precision engineered to use internal forces of the paper to hold together and generate rigid structures with tension. This makes Troxes an easy craft, since the only item necessary is Troxes (as long as you volunteer some hands).

Last updated: July 06, 2017 16:44

Can Troxes be assembled and disassembled?

Each Trox is composed of flat pieces that are assembled to "lock" in place. Troxes can freely connect and disconnect from each other, and the disassembling of a single Trox back to a flat form is possible as well, but requires gentle hands. To bring ~1000 pieces to Maker Faire, my partner Jamie and I disassembled all of the Troxes in NYC so I could easily fit them in my luggage for SF. Last updated: Thu, May 18 2017 12:41 am EDT

Do you used scissors, glue, or tape?

Nope. Troxes are paper and only paper, and they have been precision engineered to use internal forces of the paper to hold together and generate rigid structures with tension. This makes Troxes an easy craft, since the only item necessary is Troxes (as long as you volunteer some hands). Last updated: Thu, May 18 2017 12:41 am EDT

Is this Modular Origami?

Sort of. Troxes are more of a form of Kirigami (the art of cut paper) however, both Kirigami and Modular Origami have an end goal or state where pieces can no longer be connected. With Troxes, you can alway continue to build, modify, and explore new constructions. End goals such as creating a Trox Penguin or Fox Trox are only arbitrary, since you can give Trox Penguin a Trox hat or a Fox Trox a body :) Last updated: Wed, Jun 14 2017 4:06 pm EDT

What do you mean by pieces?

Pieces are flat cutouts, all the exact same shape and are the sub-atomic units for Troxes. The pieces can be combined to create a variety of modules, most commonly Tetra(4), Octa(8), or Icosa(20), each kit owner can choose to construct any combination of these modules to build with or invent their own. Trying to label the kits as "25 TetraTroxes" could be misleading, since the modules are up to you. Last updated: Wed, Jun 14 2017 4:06 pm EDT

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