Single Degree-of-Freedom Rigidly Foldable Cut Origami Flashers

Year: 
2016
Abstract: 
We present the design for a family of deployable structures based on the origami flasher, which are rigidly foldable, i.e., foldable with revolute joints at the creases and planar rigid faces. By appropriate choice of sector angles and introduction of a cut, a single degree-of-freedom (DOF) mechanism is obtained. These structures may be used to real- ize highly compact deployable mechanisms. [DOI: 10.1115/1.4032102]
Citation: 
Lang, Robert J., Spencer Magleby, and Larry Howell. "Single-Degree-of-Freedom Rigidly Foldable Cut Origami Flashers." JMR 15, no. 1166 (2015): 1166.