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Category Archives: Paper Machines
Gift Wrapping Math
My sister works as an event planner/wedding planner. She wrote me an email today with the following gift wrapping question.
I need to wrap 375 boxes. 16x14x6. The wrapping paper is 30 inches wide. I say I need about 1700 feet. People are telling me I only need half that. Continue reading
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I have always been a big fan of origami -- especially rigid origami. I saw two articles in the engineering press that are definitely worth taking a look at. Continue reading
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Paper Mechanism Project I Have to Build
I think this interrupted motion paper machine is really interesting. This is on my list for a project. If you want to see other projects like this, got Robert Ives' web site.
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