## 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 06 - Architectural Origami |

This lecture presents Origamizer, freeform origami, and rigid origami applied to architectural and three-dimensional design contexts. Geometric constraints, demonstration videos, and physical models are shown for each portion of the lecture.

Class 06 - Architectural Origami |

This lecture begins with a folding exercise and demonstration involving Origamizer. A high-level overview of the mathematical constraints for Freeform and Rigid software are presented, followed by examples of origami robots and current open problems.

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