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Origami Insects II - Origami Insects


With even more lifelike insects than in his first origami-insects book: Origami Insects and their kin, Robert Lang is offering some of the most challenging models ever conceived. Your fingers are going to hurt, but the results are worth it!




Origami Insects II - Origami Insects



In this book, noted origamist Robert J. Lang has created 20 challenging designs depicting insects, spiders, and related creatures, long considered among the most challenging of origami subjects to design.Among the projects are a treehopper, spotted ladybug, orb weaver, tarantula, tick, ant, butterfly, scarab beetle, cicada, grasshopper, dragonfly, pill bug, praying mantis, paper wasp, samurai helmet beetle, scorpion, and more. For each project, the author has supplied clear step-by-step instructions and diagrams. You'll also find helpful sections on symbols and terms as well as general folding directions. Intermediate to advanced paperfolders will find hours of challenge and satisfaction in creating the cleverly designed creatures in these pages.


Here you will find a collection of traditional and modern origami insects and animals. Some of these designs are interactive, like the jumping frog, the flapping bird, and the horse, who will do flips when you tap him on the tail!


If you would like to see all of the models on the origami-fun website, check out the main instructions page. On this page, you will also find a ranking system to tell you how easy or hard each model is.


Robert J. Lang (born May 4, 1961)[citation needed] is an American physicist who is also one of the foremost origami artists and theorists in the world. He is known for his complex and elegant designs, most notably of insects and animals. He has studied the mathematics of origami and used computers to study the theories behind origami. He has made great advances in making real-world applications of origami to engineering problems.


Lang has authored or co-authored over 80 publications on semiconductor lasers, optics, and integrated optoelectronics, and holds 46 patents in these fields.[5] In 2001, Lang left the engineering field to be a full-time origami artist and consultant.[4] However, he still maintains ties to his physics background: he was the editor-in-chief of the IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics from 2007 to 2010, and has done part-time laser consulting for Cypress Semiconductor, among others.[5] Lang currently resides in Altadena, California.[1]


Lang was introduced to origami at the age of six by a teacher who had exhausted other methods of keeping him entertained in the classroom.[2] By his early teens, he was designing original origami patterns.[2] Lang used origami as an escape from the pressures of undergraduate studies. While studying at Caltech, Lang came into contact with other origami masters such as Michael LaFosse, John Montroll, Joseph Wu, and Paul Jackson through the Origami Center of America, now known as OrigamiUSA.[2]


While in Germany for postdoctoral work, Lang and his wife were enamored of Black Forest cuckoo clocks, and he became a sensation in the origami world when he successfully folded one after three months of design and six hours of actual folding.[2]


In 1990, Lang first attempted to write computer code that would solve origami problems, and the result was his first version of Tree Maker.[6] Lang takes full advantage of modern technology in his origami, including using a laser cutter to help score paper for complex folds.[7]


Lang specializes in finding real-world applications for the various theories of origami he has developed. These included designing folding patterns for a German airbag manufacturer.[3] He has worked with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California, where a team is developing a powerful space telescope, with a 100 m (328 ft) lens in the form of a thin membrane. Lang was engaged by the team to develop a way to fit the tremendous lens, known as the Eyeglass, into a small rocket in such a way that the lens can be unfolded in space and will not suffer from any permanent marks or creases.[10] Lang is the author or co-author of eight books and many articles on origami.[1] Lang also designed the Google Doodle for Akira Yoshizawa's 101st birthday, which was used by Google on March 14, 2012.[11]


Add to Cart The paper in the Nature Origami--Insects package has lines to follow when folding and designs that make insects--grasshopper, dragonfly, butterfly, cicada, ant, rhinoceros beetle. It comes with 18 sheets and an instruction manual.


There's no better way to learn about science than by doing hands on activities. And origami is a unique choice! In this book, readers learn all about how insects and spiders are classified, including the features each group shares, like how many legs they have. Short sections follow, inviting readers to learn more about certain insects and spiders as well as complete a guided origami folding project to create a ladybug, grasshopper, and more! The bringing together of animal classification and origami will make for a science and art lesson readers won't soon forget!


Some Origami artists share their patterns or make them available in books. Many origami hobbyists share their creations on websites. This origami goliath beetle (below), designed by Robert Lang required over six hours to fold.Origami Goliath BeetlePhoto: -origami.blogspot.com/2012/01/goliath-beetle.html


All of the folds are simple enough to be origami-for-kids projects and are a great way to learn origami. The origami paper in the kit already has printed patters so no paint or glue is required, just unpack and start folding right away!


Other exhibits and activities include flower arranging, soil painting, origami insects, floral and bonsai displays, a Monongalia County Beekeepers Association honeybee hive exhibit and a Monongalia County Master Gardeners display.


MANHATTAN -- Holiday-inspired origami will be the focus of an upcoming ladies' night workshop at Kansas State University's Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art. The workshop will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19.


Kathrine Schlageck, senior educator at the Beach Museum of Art, will teach folding basics and the museum will provide a wide variety of origami paper including patterns, colors and metallics. Participants will learn how to create seasonal origami like tree ornaments, gift tags and napkins.


"One interesting aspect of origami is that some of the first folded paper pieces in Japan were intended as gifts," Schlageck said. "The Samurai would exchange gifts known as noshi-paper folded with a strip of dried fish or meat. It was considered a good luck token."


Crease, Fold & Bend is a 2013exhibit at the Lafayette CollegeGalleries which says: "Crease, Fold & Bend presents a crosssection of contemporary paper structures where science and math meet artbetween the folds. Moving beyond the traditional Japanese art form,contemporary mathematicians, architects, engineers, designers, and artistsare revolutionizing origami by expanding the practice." Accessed 2/19


FaunaFold is a 2019 exhibit at the LeighYawkey Woodson Art Museum which says: "FaunaFold featuresorigami creatures by artist and physicist Robert J. Lang, renowned for hiscomplex, life-like figures of insects, birds, and beasts and consideredone of the world's leading origami masters. A pioneer of the cross-disciplinarymerging of origami with mathematics, Lang consulted on origami applicationsto engineering designs ranging from air bags to expandable space telescopes." Also see website of artist.Accessed 8/20 041b061a72


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