Paper by Martin L. Demaine
- Eli Davis, Erik D. Demaine, Martin L. Demaine, and Jennifer Ramseyer, “Reconstructing David Huffman's Origami Tessellations”, Journal of Mechanical Design, volume 135, number 11, November 2013, pages 111010-1–111010-7.
David A. Huffman (1925–1999) is best known in computer
science for his work in information theory, particularly
Huffman codes, and best known in origami as a pioneer
of curved-crease folding. But during his early paper
folding in the 1970s, he also designed and folded over a
hundred different straight-crease origami tessellations. Unlike
most origami tessellations designed in the past twenty
years, Huffman's straight-crease tessellations are mostly
three-dimensional, rigidly foldable, and have no locking
mechanism. In collaboration with Huffman's family, our
goal is to document all of his designs by reverse-engineering
his models into the corresponding crease patterns, or in some
cases, matching his models with his sketches of crease patterns.
Here we describe several of Huffman's origami tessellations
that are most interesting historically, mathematically,
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- HuffmanTess_MR2013 (Reconstructing David Huffman's Origami Tessellations)
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