DailyDirt: Extreme Origami
from the urls-we-dig-up dept
Almost any hobby can be taken a bit too seriously, depending on how enthusiastic its practitioners really are. Origami has some extremely cool applications (eg. unfolding solar panels in space, trisecting angles), and it’s being studied by mathematicians just for fun. Even if you’ve only folded paper planes, here are some interesting origami links for you.
- MIT is just one institution that studies origami and has a club dedicated to folding stuff. Apparently, the first rule of OrigaMIT is not to not talk about OrigaMIT. [url]
- The history of curved origami is covered by the folks at Makezine. MacArthur fellow Erik Demaine goes over some curved origami scuptures dating back to the 1920s. [url]
- An ‘origami robot’ can fold itself into various shapes all by itself. It’s too bad GPS devices have made self-folding maps somewhat obsolete…. [url]
- To discover more interesting crafts, check out what’s currently floating around the StumbleUpon universe. [url]
By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.