Open Kite, by Sehun Oh

https://vimeo.com/134607551

Sehun Oh has created designs for a tetrahedral kite, which can be downloaded from www.sehunoh.com/openkite.

Oh says he was inspired by Alexander Graham Bell, who made tetrahedral kits more than 100 years ago, and British artists Heather and Ivan Morrison, who designed their own flying sculpture in 2011.

Quick tying plug for easier folding and unfolding
Quick tying plug for easier folding and unfolding
Components in assembly
Components in assembly
Printing the wing components
Printing the wing components
Prototype v.9 folded
Prototype v.9 folded
Prototype v.9 at a park before folding
Prototype v.9 at a park before folding
Prototype v.7 equipped with LED lights for night kiting
Prototype v.7 equipped with LED lights for night kiting
Prototype v.7 equipped with LED lights for night kiting
Prototype v.7 equipped with LED lights for night kiting
Prototype v.7 (41 cells)
Prototype v.7 (41 cells)
Prototype v.6, collapsible structure test
Prototype v.6, collapsible structure test
Prototype v.6, the first prototype made of 3D printed components
Prototype v.6, the first prototype made of 3D printed components
Micro-cell structure test with papers (Prototype v.5)
Micro-cell structure test with papers (Prototype v.5)
Prototype v.10 (63 cells) in flight
Prototype v.10 (63 cells) in flight