We present the design for a family of deployable structures based on the origami flasher, which are rigidly foldable, i.e., foldable with revolute joints at the creases and planar rigid faces. By appropriate choice of sector angles and introduction of a cut, a single degree-of-freedom (DOF) mechanism is obtained. These structures may be used to realize highly compact deployable mechanisms.
Single Degree-of-Freedom Rigidly Foldable Cut Origami Flashers
Manuscript received June 29, 2015; final manuscript received October 18, 2015; published online March 7, 2016. Assoc. Editor: Mary Frecker.
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Lang, R. J., Magleby, S., and Howell, L. (March 7, 2016). "Single Degree-of-Freedom Rigidly Foldable Cut Origami Flashers." ASME. J. Mechanisms Robotics. June 2016; 8(3): 031005. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4032102
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