Origami alphabet

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If you're into origami and/or the alphabet, you'll love this template that shows you how to fold 3D letters of the alphabet out of paper. It appears to be part of a computational puzzle series designed at MIT.

The crease pattern by itself provides a kind of encoding of a maze, which can be decoded by folding. We applied this idea to encode textual messages in crease patterns that can be decoded by folding. Figure 1 shows a simple font we designed with the constraint that each character is a small orthogonal maze.... (With larger dimensions, the font might be easier to read, but harder to fold.)

Origami maze puzzle font [via Kottke]

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