Hat tip: Kathy Knapp
In the cartoon movie "Scooby Doo and the Ghost of the Black Samurai", Shaggy and scooby folds an origami Octopus and Velma realizes that the Destiny Scroll will show the way if you fold the scroll into an Origami Dragon. And the dragon was a neat model! Not any famous models, But at least it showed them!I couldn't find a video online for this segment.
After two years of research, the space agency has come closer to that goal by creating a solar array with a diameter of 8.9ft (2.7 metres) when folded and 82ft (25 metres) when unfurled.The design, which looks like a flower blooming, was created by Nasa mechanical engineer, Brian Trease.
An intricately cut sheet lies flat and motionless on a table. Then Samuel Felton, a graduate student at Harvard, connects the batteries, sending electricity coursing through, heating it. The sheet lurches to life, the pieces bending and folding into place. The transformation completes in four minutes, and the sheet, now a four-limbed robot, scurries away at more than two inches a second.The creation, reported Thursday in the journal Science, is the first robot that can fold itself and start working without any intervention from the operator.“We’re trying to make robots as quickly and cheaply as possible,” Mr. Felton said.Inspired by origami, the Japanese paper-folding art, such robots could be deployed, for example, on future space missions, Mr. Felton said. Or perhaps the technology could one day be applied to Ikea-like furniture, folding from a flat-packed board to, say, a table without anyone fumbling with Allen wrenches or deciphering instructions seemingly rendered in hieroglyphics.
Come and meet Assia & David Brill from England. Join us for a booksigning for Assia Brill's new book CURLIQUES - Kinetic Origami and enjoy light refreshments, and a bit of folding fun! Feel free to bring your own copies of David's book BRILLIANT ORIGAMI (now out of print).
Today I review this issue of Monthly Origami Magazine. In this issue are some great origami designs for August. This issue focuses on things from the sea. There are some nice advanced pieces as well as some modular work.