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January 17, 2013 • Gear Bits

Foldboat is a “Seamless Folding, Leisure Boat”

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Remember taking a sheet of paper, folding it into the shape of a boat and seeing if it would float in the bathtub? Yeah, me either. I do, however, recall seeing origami masters create all kinds of three-dimensional items from flat sheets of paper. And yes, that did include boats. And yes, they did float… for a time.

Now take the idea of a small origami boat, multiply it by a few thousand and make it out of a sheet of plastic rather than paper. The result?

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This flat-boat that folds up to create a real, three-dimensional vessel.

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Here’s what the website has to say about it:

Foldboat’ is a seamless folding, leisure boat made from a standard sheet of plastic which can be assembled in a relatively short period of time. ‘Foldboat’ was developed after a paper-folding workshop in which systems of creating various forms out of a single piece of material were introduced.

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The Foldboat looks like fun, but it also looks like a pretty good way to make sure you go for a swim at some point. The price has not yet been announced.

via werd

One Response to " Foldboat is a “Seamless Folding, Leisure Boat” "

  1. That does look pretty cool – even better if it folds relatively small to be portable. Will be interesting to see pricing …

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