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This free web-based tool generates your text as a fold-up extruded 3D origami model. It’s based on this paper from Erik Demaine, Martin Demaine, and Jason Ku at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. [via Boing Boing]


Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I write for MAKE, serve as Technical Editor for MAKE magazine, and develop original DIY content for Make: Projects.



  1. migpics says:

    I think this is really cool but couldn’t find any information on the folding algorithm that is talked about on another link. The paper calls for dark lines to be mountain folds and light lines to be valley folds and so I assume this is intended to be printed out in black and white because there are red and blue lines.

    Any thoughts on how to proceed with this?