flex name | slot-tuck |
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min order | 5 (pentaflexagon) |
min sides | 5 |
right triangles | yes |
non-right triangles | yes |
no. of pats affected | 4 |
bending or trimming | yes |
The following video shows an example of the slot-tuck flex, starting at about 2:06. See the 12 leaf hexaflexagon for a good use of this flex. The following strip is for the simplest hexaflexagon that supports the slot-tuck flex. It requires 10 leaves and 6 pats. Click on the thumbnail to get the full sized version. Cut it out and copy the small numbers onto the back faces. Fold the adjacent pair of 5's together then the adjacent 4's together. Finish by folding together the adjacent pairs of 3's. Tape together the two triangle edges with the dashed lines to make a triangle. The next strip is for the simplest possible flexagon that supports the slot-tuck flex, which is a pentaflexagon. It requires 9 leaves and 4 pats. Use the same directions as above when making this flexagon. When performing the slot-tuck on a pentaflexagon, you only slide a single leaf through the slot, rather than two as with the hexaflexagon. |
flex name | slot-tuck-bottom |
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min order | 6 (hexaflexagon) |
min sides | 5 |
right triangles | yes |
non-right triangles | yes |
no. of pats affected | 6 |
bending or trimming | yes |
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