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

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Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.