Y Origami?

Y Origami? : Explorations in Folding

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When origami met the worlds of design and engineering, both fields embraced the ancient art form, using its principles and practices to discover new problems and to generate inventive solutions. This book demonstrates the potential of folding to improve the way things work, simplify how products are produced, and make possible new objects otherwise impossible. The solar collector, the felt stool, and the surgery tool have all been influenced in some way by folding paper. The example section is organized to show the folded figure next to the product prototype that was inspired by that work of origami. We have included models made from an array of materials over a range of sizes. This includes everything from a microscopic mechanism to huge solar panels designed to unfold in outer space. Most entries are at the prototype phase-meaning that physical hardware has been built to demonstrate the concept, but that the examples are not necessarily available commercially. Y Origami? also includes brief learning activities related to paper folding, such as a discussion of Euler's formula, angular measurements, and developable surfaces, along with more advanced topics. Throughout the book many diagrams and photographs illustrate the advancing concepts and methods of origami as an art form and a problem-solving strategy.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 216 x 216 x 16mm | 448g
  • Providence, United States
  • English
  • 1470436744
  • 9781470436742
  • 1,486,082

Table of contents

Origami-based design: Deployable solar array
Ballistic barrier
Monolithic pointer
Tessel jet pack backpack
Circle/circle table
Plywood hinge bowl
C-arm shroud
Backpackable solar array
Collapsible camp stove
Felt stool
Lens lift
Ruffled lamp
Morphing surface
Whole beauty bag
Oruga shelter
Biopsy tool
Kaleidocycle bowls
Kinetic sculpture
Morphing antenna
Folded bundt pan
Learning activities: Euler's formula
Geometric patterns
Finding area
Finding volume
One straight cut design
Thick square twist
Angular measurements
Developable surfaces
Pop up
Hyperbolic paraboloid
D-CORE catapult
Unwrapping sine curve
Advanced activities: Folding along a curve
Flat folding condition
Layering of folds
Kawaski's big-little-big angle theorem
Flat foldable vertex degree
Hull's consecutive sectors
Half plane theorems
New origami: Rigidly foldable tessellations
Mother and child
Funding sources.
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About David C. Morgan

David C. Morgan, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT.

Denise M. Halverson, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT.

Spencer P. Magleby, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT.

Terri C. Bateman, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT.

Larry L. Howell, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT.
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