This project was intended to serve two purposes, the first was to design an origami fold pattern which would be able to fold in a way that mimics an existing shape-morphing mechanism’s kinematics. The second purpose was to demonstrate a general method for using origami to morph one triangle into another triangle. Our method was to design the footprint (the outer edges) based on comparing the dimensions in the two triangles. Fold lines were then added to the footprint that were necessary to morph the larger dimensions into the smaller ones. Finally, fold lines were added to the interior of the design to satisfy the rules of origami i.e. to permit the morphing motion to happen. The result is an origami fold pattern that can fold to each of the required triangles.

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