POPAPY: Instant paper craft made up in a microwave oven

Kentaro Yasu, Masahiko Inami

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This research proposes a postcard that transforms into a paper craft model after being heated by a microwave oven, named POPAPY POPAPY is made from a combination of paper, heat shrink sheet, and very thin aluminum sheet The aluminum sheet can provide heat to the heat shrink sheet effectively, and the heated heat shrink sheet will shrink and the paper will bend, then, the paper model will stand In this paper, POPAPY, along with an application that allows the designing of the shape of the paper figure and a simulator of the transformation are implemented Users can make their own original POPAPY easily using the application and the simulator helps to design the bending angle of the figure by the combination of the size of the heat shrink sheet and the aluminum sheet POPAPY can provide a surprising feeling to the receiver as well as amusement of sending a card to the sender

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Computer Entertainment - 9th International Conference, ACE 2012, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9783642342912
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event9th International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment, ACE 2012 - Kathmandu, Nepal
Duration: 2012 Nov 32012 Nov 5

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7624 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other9th International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment, ACE 2012


  • Paper
  • aluminum sheet
  • heat shrink tube
  • microwave oven
  • paper craft
  • paper figure
  • postcard
  • simulation
  • user interface

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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