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Final Project Assignment

Nov 12, 2013 by Liza // Leave a Comment

Overview For your final project, you will propose a project of your choosing that addresses the larger themes of the class and that synthesizes the knowledge you gained over the course of the semester. This could take the form of a toolkit, in depth material research, an interface, a wearable, etc. Deliverables Presentation (10 minutes)…

Paper Generators

Nov 11, 2013 by Liza // Leave a Comment

Disney really does make magic happen! :) Disney Research, Pittsburgh We present a new energy harvesting technology that generates electrical energy from a user’s interactions with paper-like materials. The energy harvesters are flexible, light, and inexpensive, and they utilize a user’s gestures such as tapping, touching, rubbing and sliding to generate energy. The harvested energy…

Week 12 Slides

Nov 5, 2013 by Liza // Leave a Comment

*Remember to alter your heat circuit by adding the TIP120!* Circuit Code /* Flexinol PWM Tests Comp Craft MFADT Fall 2013 Connect to pin 3 Change the values in analogWrite() to control the amount of power the wire is getting. */ int flex = 3; void setup(){ pinMode(flex, OUTPUT); } void loop(){ analogWrite(flex,127); delay(500); analogWrite(flex,0);…

Nitinol Projects

Nov 5, 2013 by Liza // Leave a Comment

Shutters Project by Marcelo Coelho Robotany project by Jill Coffin, John Taylor, and Daniel Bauen I/O Self-Folding Paper by Jie Qi Animated Vines by Jie Qi Shape-Changing Surface by Alice Bodanzky