Would you believe that origami can stop bullets? The origami above does just that!
· Allows barrier to quickly deploy to complex shape
· Allows barrier to be compactly stored
· Allows for barrier to be manufactured flat
· For more advantages of origami in engineering, see our website: cmr.byu.edu
This Instructable will help you create your own paper barrier.
In the real barrier, the panels needed to be made of thick bullet-proof material so a variety of thick-folding techniques were used. For more information on the design, see this publication:
Seymour, Kenny, et al. "Origami-Based Deployable Ballistic Barrier." Proceedings of the 7th International Meeting on Origami in Science, Mathematics and Education, 2018.
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Step 1: Print
Print or copy the fold pattern onto a piece of paper. The base pattern is a modified Yoshimura crease pattern.
Step 2: Cut Out
Cut along the bolded outer edges of the square pattern.
Step 3: Crease the Pattern
Follow the guidelines on the sheet. All the dashed lines are folded one direction, all the solid lines are folded the other direction.
Step 4: Collapse the Pattern
Collapse each layer of the pattern from the top to the bottom. The edges should rotate inward as the pattern folds flat.