Automatic Origami

Published by patrick honner on

This video from New Scientist demonstrates some amazing self-unfolding origami.

In the video, a carefully folded-up piece of paper is placed on the surface of the water.  As the creases in the paper absorb the water, they start to expand, causing the shape to unfold.

As each subsequent layer unfolds and hits the water, the process repeats, until the shape is completely unfurled.  It’s interesting to consider the potential applications of this process.  An origami life boat, perhaps?

Yet another amazing way to have fun with folding!

Categories: Application

patrick honner

Math teacher in Brooklyn, New York

1 Comment

John Sharp · February 6, 2014 at 3:43 pm

You should have a look at

Go to the software section and get the Rigid Origami Simulator by Tomohori Tachi

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