Origami

Origami: How the Ancient Art of Paper Folding Evolved Over Time and Continues to Inspire

For centuries, cultures have come up with creative ways to artistically approach, adopt, and adapt the paper craft. While many of these practices, including Korean Hanji, can be individually traced to specific countries of origin, most—including <i>papier</i>–<i>mâché</i>, a French-sounding craft that was …

Paper Craft

Tutorial: How to Make a Corner Origami Bookmark

Origami bookmarks are my favorite way to keep my place in a book. They’re cute, they stay in place, and for some reason, I’m less likely to lose …

Crafting

Origami in Orbit: Ancient Art Inspires Efficient Spacecraft

The ancient art of origami has inspired designs for numerous pieces of hardware on NASA missions, allowing scientists to pack more technology into …

Origami Advent Calendar

With this cool, fillable calendar, everyone wishes that the Advent season never comes to an end. We show step by step how this origami advent …

Crafting

Origami drone could deliver to hard-to-reach places

News (U.S.)

The Atomic Theory of Origami

In 1970, an astrophysicist named Koryo Miura conceived what would become one of the most well-known and well-studied folds in origami: the Miura-ori. …

DIY Rectangular Origami Gift Boxes | Scrapbooking Adviser

Looking for a gift box for a small item this Holiday season? Use up your scrapbooking papers and make these origami gift boxes! Follow the step by …

Crafting

Minuscule Origami Sculptures by Anja Markiewicz

With the help of a toothpick and inch-wide papers, artist Anja Markiewicz creates tiny origami sculptures. Combining dexterity and meticulousness, …

Artists

Purposeful Paper Folding

<i>In this article, which is part of our Puzzling with Paper Feature, Fran describes her passion for paper folding as a springboard for mathematical</i> …

Teaching

Learn how to fold a simple origami masu gift box!

01 of 07<p>How to Fold an Origami Gift Box<p>To make your paper origami box, you will need two sheets of square paper. I prefer using scrapbook paper for …

Crafting

Ancient Origami Art Becomes Engineers’ Dream in Space

Robert Salazar has been playing with origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, since he was 8 years old. When he sees a sheet of paper, his …

Sculpture

Nano Origami: Infinitesimal Folded Paper Creations by Anja Markiewicz | Colossal

<p>Leipzig-based paper artist Anja Markiewicz uses little more than tip of a toothpick (she doesn’t even use a magnifying glass) to make the tiny …

Illustration

How to Make a Beautiful Origami Napkin Rose

01 of 06<p>Learn How to Make a Beautiful Napkin Rose!<p>These lovely origami napkins are quick and easy to make–perfect for high tea or special occasions! …

Crafting

How to Make a Super Strong Origami Paper Chain Without Using Glue or Tape

Stéphane Gigandet of Origami Plus has created fantastic tutorial where he demonstrates how to make a super strong origami paper chain by folding copy …

Crafting

How to Make a Cute Elephant Display by Folding Towels Like Origami

DaveHax shows how to make a cute elephant display by carefully folding up towels like origami.<p>Follow on Facebook + Twitter and Subscribe by …

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DIY | Origami Pumpkin Embellishments | Scrapbooking Adviser

Learn how to make these adorable DIY origami pumpkins to use as embellishments on your scrapbooking and Project Life Fall, Thanksgiving and Halloween …

Crafting

Discover the Ins and Outs of Folding Patterns with this Origami Simulator

Origami, which comes from the Japanese words <i>ori</i> meaning “folding” and <i>kami</i> meaning “paper”, is a pretty niche field which requires dedication, …

Crafting

Origami Inception: Paper Artist Folds Four Works From a Single Sheet of Paper | Colossal

<p>Vietnamese paper artist Nguyen Hung Cuong (previously) just unveiled this new origami work titled “Fly High, Dreamers!” that incorporates four …

Sculpture

Lovely Accordion Folded Paper Leaves

Fall is in the air! And if you're ready to decorate your home, here's an easy way to do it with the kids- make these lovely accordion folded paper …

Crafting

The future of robots could be tiny origami bots that fold into different shapes

One huge reason why the characters in theTransformers sci-fi movie seriesare invincible is that they, well, transform themselves into different shapes to add multiple functions.<p>But in the real world, changing the inherent capabilities of robots throughmetamorphosis has long been a conundrum for …

Robotics

These origami vehicles are actually tiny, Transformer-like robots

Developed by researchers at MIT, "Primer," a new cube-shaped robot, can change various costumes to perform different tasks.<p>Researchers envision …

Robots

Peak Design 20L Everyday Backpack Review

Backpacks are a sore spot for many photographers. Personally, I’ve owned so many different types over the years that I truly can’t remember them all. …

Camping

Soft origami tower robot keeps things light on the assembly line and in space

Origami has plenty to offer the world of robotics, with folding devices designed to remove foreign objects from the stomach and others that can dress …

Robotics

Primer Origami Robots

LinkEngineers from MIT’s CSAIL are showing off a fascinating new robot which can walk, roll, sail, and glide, by “wearing” tiny exoskeleton outfits …

Exoskeletons

Origami-inspired spacecraft will someday unfurl in space

Origami and Starshade<p>To get more spacecraft into the smallest possible launch package, engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have …

Crafting

Origami robots transform like Optimus Prime

“On-site morphing” turns them into wheels, ships, and even gliders

Robotics

Origami outfits help these bots change tasks swiftly

These robots change shape by slipping into different origami exoskeletons.

Robotics

Origami robots now come with their own tiny exoskeletons

Suit up, little bot<p>You’ve probably seen origami “robots” before: flat sheets of metal or plastic that fold into bots that can walk, climb, and even swim. They’re not of much practical use right now, but they represent a promising path for robot development. (We’ve even made them out of meat so they …

Robotics

How to make an origami umbrella that opens and closes

"This rainy season not only play with paper boat but also a paper umbrella. How to fold an origami umbrella."<p>Here's Priti Sharma using scissors, …

Engineers explore origami to create folding spacecraft

An ancient art form has taken on new shape at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.<p>Origami, the Japanese tradition of …

Physics