popupCAD is a suite of tools to help designers and engineers make laminate devices, like robots and machines.
popupCAD enables a simple design process, letting you focus on the device design and less on how to make it.
Learn more about us
Our tutorials are a great place to start
Make walking, crawling robotic devices. Make deployable structures and mechanisms. Ages five and up.
As part of the popup design challenge, we are pleased to announce that we have updated the license for popupCAD. We have switched to the MIT license, which should allow anyone to use the software as they see fit. We hope you will make something amazing, beautiful, functional, revolutionary! Do...
We are excited to announce the first ever pop-up design challenge, sponsored by the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. Visit the contest page to learn more, and stay tuned for more announcements throughout the summer, as we announce the official rules & deadlines.
As you can see, the website has gone through a transformation lately. This is in anticipation of a summer of code development, tutorial rollouts, and classroom content we hope to build in preparation for the popup contest to be announced at the end of the month. We are hoping that...
subscribe to the popupCAD newsletter