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Self-Folding Crawler: A Transformer-style Origami Robot

From flat-packed to self-folding, Harvard graduate student Samuel Felton was inspired by origami when he created a laser-cut robot that could assemble itself and autonomously scurry away. The basic ingredients: two mo...

Jule Waibel’s 25 dresses for 25 cities

The geometry of folding meets fashion in this video for German designer Jule Waibel and her collection of 25 paper dresses. Folded from huge sheets of colorfully designed paper, they were dis...

DIY: How to Make LED Origami

Have you been wanting to light up your origami? Then look no further than this fun LED Origami video tutorial by Adafruit's Becky Stern and Risa Rose. They also have step-by-step lotus flower and frog instructions. ...

How to make an origami spectacled bear hat

"Origami’s really cool because it’s a sharing activity… " And share you can, because this scientist video comes with an advanced origami how-to for making a Spectacled Bear Hat (pdf). (Or you can sta...

How to make a spinning top

I love Origami's Jo Nakashima demonstrates how to make a Spinning Top, designed by Yami Yamauchi. To make one, just print this image, cut it out as an 18cm x 18cm square, and fold! From the ar...

The Fine Art of Folding Air: Balloon Sculpture Airigami

The Fine Art of Folding Air is a short piece by filmmaker Catherine Stratton that introduces the balloon sculpture work of Larry Moss and Kelly Cheatle. Their company, Airigami, specializes in making ballo...

Origami Stop Motion by Sipho Mabona

Remember those origami examples and how tos? Here’s a simple but illuminating stop motion animation of a car being made out of one sheet of newsprint to help visualize some more complex...

Origami: Tavin15‘s Flapping Bird

Ready to fold some origami?! Tavin15's origami tutorials stand out on YouTube as a good mix of simple, clear and fun after folding. Above, a flapping bird. There’s also the classic (p...

A clip from Between the Folds, a film about Origami

Origami may seem an unlikely medium for understanding and explaining the world. But around the globe, several fine artists and theoretical scientists are abandoning more conventional career...

Joe Ayoob Sets the Paper Airplane World Record

The world record for longest throw of a paper airplane has been broken. Joe Ayoob throws a John Collins design, officially breaking the world record by 19 feet, 6 inches. The new world record,...

Flottille: Unfolding micro-origami by Etienne Cliquet

These small, slowly-unfolding, precisely cut pieces of silver paper -- a sort of micro-origami -- are by French artist Etienne Cliquet. The kid was riveted. Just two to three centimeters wide, Flotille explores both a...