Articles

These are the most recent articles I've written for this site on various topics. Click on a topic to see articles and resources on that topic. Books and articles published elsewhere are here. See all articles here.

  • Information and links about video instructions of my designs.
  • These images show what the (first) 54 polypolyhedra would look like if created using the Ooh and Ow unit joints.
  • These images show what the (first) 54 polypolyhedra would look like if created using round dowels of the maximum possible diameter.
  • In 1999, I became interested in a family of origami modulars composed of interwoven polygonal frames and/or polyhedral skeletons. This page describes the analysis.
  • This page contains various and sundry links to web pages that combine origami with mathematical or scientific applications.
  • This page contains various and sundry links to international origami societies, origami artists, and other origami resources on the web.
  • In the design of optical systems that incorporate multiple reflections of converging and diverging beams, it is possible to create useful simulations of the behavior of light using origami. In addition, a laser design actually performs origami on the light within its optical cavity.
  • How do you fold up a 100-meter diameter glass telescope lens to fit into a rocket? Using origami, of course.
  • The secret to simulating airbags turned out to depend on the origami molecule, a family of patterns originally developed by origami artists to build bigger and better insects.
  • Since 1989, there have been several highly successful international scientific conferences exploring the interactions between origami, mathematics, science, and (since 2001) education.