Sure, she may be made of paper and is susceptible to fire. Sure, she can be crushed easily, but this Millennium Falcon origami ship can deliver some killer paper cuts to the Empire. She’s a fast ship alright, but fast to build?
If someone asked me to make an origami swan, I’d have a hard time doing it, so I can’t imagine being able to construct a complete globe of the Earth by folding paper. But those with more patience and papercrafting skills than I should check out this tutorial that was recently posted on Instructables.
I’ve yet to see the Blade Runner 2049, but everyone is saying it’s a pretty incredible movie. Given the fact that the original Blade Runner is one of my favorite films of all time (despite its flaws), I can’t want to see how Denis Villenueve’s long-awaited sequel turned out.
My daughter was given some origami books to make boats and such last year for Christmas. Three folds in, I gave up. I can’t imagine the frustration that making this awesome Godzilla origami would create in my household.
Transplanting potted plants as they get bigger is a pain. Never let your plant outgrow its pot again. These GROWTH pots are expanding origami pots that grow with your plant. That means you don’t have to keep repotting your plants after every growth spurt.
The Force is strong with this origami Darth Vader. He may look adorable, but that lightsaber could still give you a serious papercut, so don’t underestimate him. He’s more paper now than man. However, there is still good in him, I feel it.
This origami bat looks like it could be Batman’s calling card. Hey, the Joker has a playing card, so why not? Maybe Batman can leave this origami bat on unconscious thugs so the GPD knows to take them in.
Electronics maker Rohm Semiconductor entertained attendees of this year’s CEATEC with flying origami cranes. Rohm made the cranes to promote its new microcontroller, the Lazurite Fly.
Aside from its paper body and the Lazurite Fly, the Orizuru crane has a carbon tube skeleton, 3D printed nylon motors, a radio receiver and a battery that lasts up to five minutes per charge.
Marc Hagan-Guirey aka Paper Dandy specializes in kirigami, a variation of origami that allows for cutting paper as opposed to just folding it. Marc and his skills became well known when his haunted house kirigami went viral back in 2012.
A group of researchers working together from Harvard and MIT have created a cool folding robot that can transform itself from a flat sheet to a functioning robot and walk away without human intervention. Inspired by origami and natural folding structures, the robot is made from a flat sheet of paper and a sheet of polystyrene plastic.
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 and costs less than a dollar to make.
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 the overall forces of nature.