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Chris K. Palmer’s origami tessellations – Flower Tower

Origami artist Chris K. Palmer specializes in complex origami tessellations -- "a flat surface is the tiling of a plane using one or more geometric shapes, called tiles, with no overlaps and no gaps" -- that he folds ...

This mini origami robot self-folds, performs tasks, & can be dissolved

Researchers from MIT and TU Munich have debuted an insect-like, miniature, self-assembling origami robot at ICRA 2015. The tiny bot is 1.7cm by 1.7cm and is made of a neodymium magnet, PVC, and polystyrene or paper. W...

3D printed nail art animates with stop motion

Using a real hand and a Japanese motif, Director Mizuki Kawano teamed up with experimental manicurist Hatsuki Furutani to create this stop motion animated short: Transforming. In this behind-the-scenes footage, yo...

Dancing Paper, 8bit Harmonica, and Musical Umbrella by Ugoita

The next time we start folding origami cranes, we're going to be tempted to give them legs and little magnetic feet. This is Dancing Paper, a project by multimedia artist Ugoita. Watch as the cranes dance with synchro...

Sticky Actuator: Inflatable stick-on “pouch motors”

Here's an excellent idea for your DIY projects: Make sticky actuators! These particular actuators -- motors that convert energy into motion -- are small, inflatable pouches that are custom-printed in thermoplastic...

How Daruma dolls are made + Make an origami Daruma doll

Daruma dolls are paper mache Japanese dolls that represent perseverance, patience, protection, prosperity, achievement, and good luck in the New Year. In this video from the Japan Science and Technology Agency, the do...

AMNH Origami: Fold a Jumping Frog in 13 Easy Steps

In celebration of the American Museum of Natural History's annual Origami Holiday Tree, a 40 year tradition, the museum has released a series of short origami-making videos. Above, how to fold a jumping frog from an i...

How to fold The World’s Best Paper Airplane

If you want to fold the world's best paper airplane, how do you know it's the best? Watch the video! In 2012, former Cal Berkeley quarterback Joe Ayoob officially broke the Guinness World Record by flying a John Colli...

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...

How to make a paper airplane that flies far: Strike Eagle

A tutorial by paper airplane engineer Mahir Cecen, this is how to make a paper airplane that flies far. In fact, all of Cecen's paper plane videos are titled that, so you'll have to test them all out and let us know w...

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” Andean 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" Andean Bear Hat (pdf)... Or y...

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, Japanese Crane, & Paper Cup

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...

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