Sunday, October 07, 2063
The purpose of this blog isn't so much a journal, as it is a place where I can host my origami videos, for the purpose of sharing with Origami-L, as well as with friends and all who can appreciate the joys of paperfolding.
Special thanks to Michael Whitt for educating me on the wonders of modern technology.
This place is still under massive construction, and this post will remain at the top until I have all my videos from the past year uploaded. Don't be fooled by the dates. I decided to date them according to around the time they were made, so much of what you'll find will be in the archives.
Update 10/13/05- This blog is now pretty much current, as far as all my videos go. There might be a couple more old ones I'll upload later. The links column is ever-changing, as time permits. If you have an origami page (chances are I already have it, but just haven't put it up yet) you'd like me to link to, it'll probably go up quicker if you e-mail it to me (or leave a comment here) .
A reminder to those who don't know, since I get asked quite frequently: The tools I am using in order to make these videos is an old, beat up 2.0 Canon digital camera and Windows movie maker, which is a free feature with your Windows package. The camera only takes movie clips at 10-20 seconds in length. String 'em together, laced with music, and there ya go! It's really quite simple; and the ease of today's technology makes one feel like a genius.
Update 11/08/05 Someone asked me if it is possible to view the videos on a larger screen. If you click on the YouTube icon at the bottom right corner of the embedded screen (or double-click), it will take you directly to where the video is actually hosted. There, you will notice a new icon at the bottom-right in the form of a square with an arrow through it. Click that, and it will enlarge the screen for you.
I hope this inspires others on the O-List to share videos of what's going on in their neck of the woods, whether it's vids similar to mine or completely different.
Hope you guys enjoy what you see!
Update 04/28/07 I now have been using a Sony Cybershot DSC-H, which allows me to take much better videoclips, and not cut out after 10 seconds. With a 4GB memory card, I can take a pretty long video, now. In light of that, you will be seeing more videos, minus the music.
Friday, March 07, 2014
microflyers, called RoboBees, are assembled by folding. The scaffolding
that performs the automated folding is shown in the design drawing in a
later figure and video. (Image courtesy of Robert J. Wood.)|
Tom Sullivan on the O-List this morning reports that the American Scientist has an article in the March/April issue that may be of interest to origami enthusiasts:
It highlights many self folding creations, some of which have been brought to attention here before. There is also an article an geometry that might be of interest to advance folders. -TomNon-members/non-subscribers need to pay a fee in order to view the contents. But here's an abstract:
In the current trend toward miniaturization, the sizes in between “normal” and “microscopic” get a bit neglected. Wood discusses various methods that his group has developed to construct electromechanical devices with feature sizes in the millimeter range, which he calls the meso-scale. He particularly describes work on devices inspired by children’s pop-up books, where items are formed flat using laser cutting and then folded into 3D shapes. By sandwiching layers and using movable folds, Wood can create functional devices such as small flying robots, surgical instruments, or environmental sensors.The article entitled The Challenge of Manufacturing Between Macro and Micro:
In the current trend toward miniaturization, the sizes in between “normal” and “microscopic” get a bit neglected. Wood discusses various methods that his group has developed to construct electromechanical devices with feature sizes in the millimeter range, which he calls the meso-scale. He particularly describes work on devices inspired by children’s pop-up books, where items are formed flat using laser cutting and then folded into 3D shapes. By sandwiching layers and using movable folds, Wood can create functional devices such as small flying robots, surgical instruments, or environmental sensors.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Hat tip Vignesh Cumareshan on the O-List:
Yes, it does floats too. These origami sailboat candle not only have the look of the boat but also could actually float, good for your swimming pool lighting on special occasion. Made by Candle Design studio from slovakia.
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Monday, March 03, 2014
This stunning kusudama is called bubbledrop. Desigmed by Miyuki Kawamura.
I've used 15x15 cm. and 6x6cm. sized paper. I used origami paper, but that is a bit to thin, because the ball will flatten a bit when you put it down. So use sturdy enough paper, or smaller paper. This ball measures about 28 cm cross section!!!
Sunday, March 02, 2014
I picked up Joe and took him to Marti's in Garden Grove for our 1st Sunday meeting.
I was happy to see Phu Tran finally make it out for a visit. It's been a long time. He hasn't really been folding. He taught an old tulip design to I think Carol and Marti.
A lot of regular faces missing; but still a good turnout.
Hisako shared Akiko Yamanashi's coaster/hexagon box. We did some curlicues and a letterfold. I also showed off some non-origami folding:
I got invited/requested by one of my Hot Shots, Scarlet, to work her birthday party at the gym last year. That day arrived yesterday.
She was excited all of last week. Excited about me agreeing to be there to work her party.
On Wednesday, I was all over the Hot Shots (team developmental group of 6 year olds), being knit-picky on their form and quality of execution, relentlessly badgering the Hot Shots on their focus; the quality of their effort, constantly demanding better.
Finally, the exasperated once and future birthday queen looks at me and says in a fatigued way, "Please don't be like this at the birthday party."
One of the special things we did at her party unique to me (as far as parties at this gym goes) is that I folded over 30 gliders for her and her guests:
The Hot Shots got a GoPro camera for me last Christmas. It's pretty cool.
Saturday, March 01, 2014
Friday, February 28, 2014
For this Friday's origami giveaway ritual to my Hot Shots, I folded curlicues for them and placed them in these letterfold envelopes (acquired by reversing one that Marrigje Barnard of the Netherlands had sent me many years ago).
Sara Adams has now posted a video on how to fold the single strip square curlicue:
There might still be time to enter her curlicue book giveaway!
Hat tip to Maureen Burt on the O-List:
Check out the photos
Researchers at Hasselt University iMinds in Belgium have built a shape-shifting prototype phone. Called Paddle, it's design is based on 3-D Rubik’s Magic Puzzle, a loop of 8 squares that can currently fold into 15 different iterations. It unfolds for a map, scrolls a list in a circular loop, or flips "pages" for viewing album photos.
|September 4, 2011|
Ranoshi on Lilly Pad
Created by David Derudas
Folded by Michael Sanders
3" x 6" rectangle of tant
Quick and simple with a great look. I think the first time I folded one might have been with Ben Muller. I think he taught me.