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Origami-based Paper Microscope Costs Less than $1 to Make: Foldscope

Origami-based Paper Microscope Costs Less than $1 to Make: Foldscope
High quality microscopes cost thousands of dollars and can be hard to operate and maintain. A group of researchers from Stanford University are close to changing that with a microscope that’s made mostly out of paper…
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Geometric Origami Lamps: Folding Light

Geometric Origami Lamps: Folding Light
Many years ago – it seems like a lifetime – I used to be a theatrical lighting designer. Even though I’m not in the business any more, I’m always on the lookout for cool lighting fixtures.…
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Flat-Packed Papercraft Sculptures: Serious Knife Skills

Flat-Packed Papercraft Sculptures: Serious Knife Skills
Large-scale sculptures are usually made out durable materials, but these are actually intricately cut from single sheets of paper by the artist Nahoko Kojima. Through her works, Kojima explores the themes of human existence, animals, and…
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Do or Do Not Do Origami, There is No Try

Do or Do Not Do Origami, There is No Try
You’d think that a story about an origami Yoda would be a first, right? Well, the world being what it is today, it turns out that our very own Lambert Varias wrote about an origami Yoda…
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Origami Scarves Let You Fold Your Own Neckwear for the Day

Origami Scarves Let You Fold Your Own Neckwear for the Day
Origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, has been around for centuries. I’ve always found it pretty cool, considering how you can turn a sheet of paper into absolutely anything you want to with a few…
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Medicine That Blooms in Your Cup Gives Relief in More Ways than One

Medicine That Blooms in Your Cup Gives Relief in More Ways than One
Taking your medicine with a spoonful of sugar might not be the best thing to do, especially if you’re a diabetic. But something that can definitely help the meds go down is Singapore design student Chan…
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Harvard Researchers Make Smileys with DNA

Harvard Researchers Make Smileys with DNA
Scientists from Harvard University have been able to coax DNA into assembling themselves into numbers, letters, symbols, Chinese characters, and even emoticons such as the ubiquitous smiley. These tiny strands of DNA measure billionths of a…
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Nava Plicate Watch: Time for Pleats

Nava Plicate Watch: Time for Pleats
This watch has a distinctive face, that looks like it was folded by an expert at origami. British designer Benjamin Hubert created this for Italian accessory maker Nava. The Plicate watch has its increments integrated as…
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Origami Stroller Folds Up at the Push of a Button

Origami Stroller Folds Up at the Push of a Button
As my sister has told me, it’s sometimes a pain to travel when you’ve got babies because of the strollers. It takes a while to fold the entire thing and set it up, it takes a…
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M.C. Escher Relativity Papercraft: Relatively Difficult to Cut and Fold

M.C. Escher Relativity Papercraft: Relatively Difficult to Cut and Fold
I’ve always been amazed by the mind-bending illusions of artist M.C. Escher. His perplexing worlds definitely had more than a little bit to do with the thematic concepts and set designs in the equally awesome Inception.…
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Teeny Tiny Origami is Big on Cool

Teeny Tiny Origami is Big on Cool
I am not artsy at all. I can’t draw, I can’t paint, and I am not the sort to make crafts. About as artsy as I get is building something out of LEGO on occasion or…
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Elecom Nendo Orime Mouse: Polygonal Pointing Peripheral

Elecom Nendo Orime Mouse: Polygonal Pointing Peripheral
One of Elecom’s latest wireless mice, the look of the Orime is supposed to be a reference to the ancient Japanese art of origami. Either that or first generation PlayStation games. Whatever the inspiration, I wonder…
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Origami Yoda: Strong in This One, the Folds Are

Origami Yoda: Strong in This One, the Folds Are
This laminated origami sculpture of the late great Grand Master was masterfully created by Etsy seller and papercraft Jedi catamation. It’s about 3.5″ tall, or about one-tenth of Yoda, if the Star Wars Wikia is to…
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Iron Man Origami Defeats Whiplash with Paper Cuts

Iron Man Origami Defeats Whiplash with Paper Cuts
Brian Chan has made a few impressive origami, including an Iron Man mask and a sort of Iron Man action figure that’s completely made out of paper. Brian is an MIT staffer, but after having a…
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Origami Handset Concept Looks Good on Paper

Origami Handset Concept Looks Good on Paper
Designer Chengyuan Wei took apart a telephone handset and discovered that the important bits only took up a small space of the interior. So she thought of designing a handset that was materially efficient and lightweight,…
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Self-Folding Origami Needs More Swans and Unicorns

Self-Folding Origami Needs More Swans and Unicorns
A team of scientists at MIT Cambridge have developed a prototype of a “programmable matter” which can automatically change its shape when electrical impulses are applied to it. A demonstration of the technology was put together…
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