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ZEBRA : a heteromodular origami technique for constructing large-scale 3D framework architectures and kinematic linkages from standard A4 office paper

  • This paper introduces a highly scalable heteromodular origami art technique for constructing 3D framework structures using elementary struts and connectors folded from uncut sheets of standard A4 office paper. The presented technique, named ZEBRA, allows the design of meter-scale architectural objects, such as truss bridges and towers, which are capable of bearing substantial mechanical loads. Moving parts, ranging from simple levers to complete multi-bar linkages, can be integrated into static frameworks using a set of kinematic extensions. An overview is given of how the ZEBRA system can be used to teach university students various theoretical and practical aspects of the engineering sciences in an entertaining and hands-on way.

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Author of HS ReutlingenHennig, Eckhard
Erschienen in:Origami 7 : the proceedings from the 7th International Meeting on Origami in Science, Mathematics, and Education. - Vol. 1
Place of publication:St. Albans
Editor:Robert Lang
Document Type:Conference proceeding
Publication year:2018
Page Number:16
First Page:47
Last Page:62
PPN:Im Katalog der Hochschule Reutlingen ansehen
DDC classes:700 K√ľnste; Bildende und angewandte Kunst
Open access?:Nein