Making a truncated icosahedron

Introduction -- Making the Modules -- Making the Polyhedra -- Jim's Origami Page
The truncated icosahedron has 12 pentagonal faces and 20 hexagonal faces. There are 60 vertices at which one pentagonal and two hexagonal faces meet. It has 90 edges. 30 of these edges are hexagon (he--he) modules, and the remaining 60 are pentagon/hexagon hybrid (pe--he) modules.

This makes a beautiful and surprisingly stable piece of modular origami. All the ones I've made have been two colors: one for the pe--he modules, and one for the he--he modules.

A Penultimate Truncated Icosahedron

The truncated icosahedron

Jim Plank --- Jim's Origami Page