paper folding 1 _ Blair / Mitchell

With our first folding tests, we mostly worked with printers and physical cuts, in lieu of constructing the grasshopper definition side by side, and limited experience with laser cutting. The pattern was based around a strip module which we replicated and offset to form a larger pattern.  At first the sheet was quite resistant to folding, but then we realized we were pushing the wrong modules- by shifting our technique we realized the points marked in the image can converge to an almost touching position.

Laser cutting our grasshopper definition will tell us more than our physical models have been able to reveal, because we aren’t sure if some observed bending on the ridge folds is due to overworking the material, or is a problem which can by solved with additional folds


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