## 6.849 Geometric Folding Algorithms: Linkages, Origami, Polyhedra

**6.849 Geometric Folding Algorithms: Linkages, Origami, Polyhedra (Fall 2012, MIT OCW)**. Instructor: Professor Erik Demaine. This course focuses on the algorithms for analyzing and designing geometric foldings.
Topics include reconfiguration of foldable structures, linkages made from one-dimensional rods connected by hinges, folding two-dimensional paper (origami), and unfolding and folding three-dimensional polyhedra.
Applications to architecture, robotics, manufacturing, and biology are also covered in this course.
(from **ocw.mit.edu**)

Lecture 05 - Artistic Origami Design |

This lecture presents both the traditional and non-traditional style of origami with many visual examples. The lecture then moves onto applying tree method to design origami, and includes a design example for a crab using TreeMaker.

Class 05 - Tessellations & Modulars |

This lecture introduces more examples of origami models that use a variety of techniques and media. At the end of the session, the class participates in a folding exercise that uses business cards to make modular cubes.

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