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Try a complex fold based on the beech leaf that is used for maps.
To adopt the Miura fold for use in devices such as solar panels and maps, we need a more complex pattern that puts several leaf folds together and parallel to each other. The folding process is similar, but a bit more difficult:
One thing you will notice is that it can be difficult to change the directions
of the folds, but with practice, you should be able to figure it out. This difficulty
points to one shortcoming of a map that's folded this way: you can't unfold
just a section of it; you have to fold or extend all of it at once. However,
that's the reason this fold is such a good design for a leaf or solar panel:
a pull or push along a single axis will extend or collapse the entire surface.
That's a much more efficient motion than the many different movements required
to open a surface folded conventionally at right angles, like a standard road
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