Space-age origami truck camper pops into hard-wall Toyota-top habitat

Hard-sided pop-up pickup campers and camping toppers seem to be a growing trend of the early 2020s, evidenced by a steady wave of new launches like the Oru Designs Bruin, Cube Series QB and AntiShanty Dwell Shell. Ohio startup Hardsider is deep at work… Continue reading Space-age origami truck camper pops into hard-wall Toyota-top habitat

Space-age origami truck camper pops into hard-wall Toyota-top habitat

Hard-sided pop-up pickup campers and camping toppers seem to be a growing trend of the early 2020s, evidenced by a steady wave of new launches like the Oru Designs Bruin, Cube Series QB and AntiShanty Dwell Shell. Ohio startup Hardsider is deep at work… Continue reading Space-age origami truck camper pops into hard-wall Toyota-top habitat

Leaf-inspired origami “microfliers” change shape to change flight

If you’re trying to distribute environmental sensors over a wide area by dropping them from a drone, you definitely don’t want them all landing in the same place. In order to keep that from happening, University of Washington scientists have created ti… Continue reading Leaf-inspired origami “microfliers” change shape to change flight

Wing-like origami solar panels bring hundreds of watts to home or camp

One of the complaints we heard about the Sego Innovations origami-inspired solar charger we covered a week ago was that it delivered a rather paltry 25 watts with no option for increasing capacity except buying more units. Well, wouldn’t you know – the… Continue reading Wing-like origami solar panels bring hundreds of watts to home or camp

Origami solar panel collapses small for fast, light travel anywhere

Reaching far beyond the cutesy paper sculptures of grade school, the age-old art of origami has underpinned some cutting-edge breakthroughs in design and engineering. From space dwellings, to watercraft, to water bottles, to camping furniture, origami … Continue reading Origami solar panel collapses small for fast, light travel anywhere

Oru’s origami camping furniture delivers flat-packing convenience

Ever since launching its original origami kayak back in 2012, Oru has made a name for itself building a lineup filled with some of the market’s most conveniently portable watercraft. At the same time, it’s been quietly working to broaden its horizons b… Continue reading Oru’s origami camping furniture delivers flat-packing convenience

Stilride announces production model of its folded-steel electric scooter

Back in 2020 we first heard about the SUS1, a prototype folded-steel electric scooter made by Swedish startup Stilride. Well, the company has now announced full specs and pricing on the production version of the vehicle, called the Stilride 1.Continue … Continue reading Stilride announces production model of its folded-steel electric scooter

Origami-inspired technique used to created folded glass objects

Most three-dimensional glass objects are produced via either a molding, blowing or perhaps even 3D-printing process. Chinese scientists, however, have devised a technique of folding such items into shape – and it has some key advantages over other meth… Continue reading Origami-inspired technique used to created folded glass objects

MyCanoe Solo 2 puts origami canoe tech in a smaller, lighter package

Six years ago we first heard about the MyCanoe, a two-person canoe that folds up like origami for transit and storage. Its makers are now back on Kickstarter with the smaller, lighter MyCanoe Solo 2.Continue ReadingCategory: Outdoors, LifestyleTags: Ki… Continue reading MyCanoe Solo 2 puts origami canoe tech in a smaller, lighter package

Tiny Robots That Bring Targeted Drug Delivery and Treatment a Little Bit Closer

Within the world of medical science fiction they are found everywhere: tiny robots that can zip through blood vessels and intestines, where they can deliver medication, diagnose medical conditions and …read more Continue reading Tiny Robots That Bring Targeted Drug Delivery and Treatment a Little Bit Closer