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Course information for an MIT graduate course in Geometric Folding Algorithms.
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by Evan Zodl
Diagrams for a Fox Head by Evan Zodl
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Tom Hull
Every time you fold paper, your fingers are doing calculus. Read more to learn how smart your fingers are!
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by Hsi-Min Tai
Diagrams for a Rabbit by Hsi-Min Tai.
This article will describe how to best prepare yourself and your recording area for your video shoot.
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by Steven Casey
Diagrams for Steven Casey's Jerboa, an unusual rodent.
A review of a book which pays tribute to the inspiring and unrivaled legacy of one of origami's greatest masters.
by Noelia Avila
Diagrams for a Baby Penguin by Noelia Avila
This article gives a nice overview of the types of tessellations there are, and how to create one yourself.
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by Quentin Trollip
Diagrams for a Giant Anteater by Quentin Trollip.
The second installment of a series reviewing types of paper for folding. This article reviews Tant paper which may be the most versatile paper for Origami uses.
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Follow the design of this uniaxial box-pleated design from start to finished, fully assigned crease pattern. Then try your hand at folding it.
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by Joshua Goutam
Diagrams for a Smiley Face by Joshua Goutam.
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by Joseph Wu
A case study of a commercial origami project.
This article compares the advantages and disadvantages of PDF diagrams and video instructions. It includes PDF and video diagrams for the models "Lovers Ring" by Francis Ow, and "Will you be my Valentine?" by Stacy Mannes.
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by Andrew Hudson
Pureland Origami is used as the starting point for a discussion about realism and convention vs. simplicity and clarity in diagramming style
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Designed and diagrammed by Nick Robinson
Diagrams for a Sailboat by Nick Robinson
Why you should ask for permission when making video diagrams? And how do I go about it? I'll try to answer these two questions in this article.
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by Davor Vinko
Diagrams for a Fish by Davor Vinko.
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by Tom Hull
The origami wind spinner is a traditional, if somewhat obscure model of repeated pleat folds. We ask ourselves, "What kind of shapes can paper form with these simple pleats?" and, "How much can we make a square piece of paper rotate with this pleating scheme?" The answers are surprising and fun!

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