Final Project: I/O paper
For my final project I made a pair of linked origami papers: when you fold the controller paper (red), the output paper (white) folds itself to follow.
The controller paper has resistive crease sensors which tell how the paper is being folded (see fold-sensing paper for info on the sensor). The body of the red paper is also the microcontroller, a vinyl-cut version of Ed Baafi's Fabduino.
The output paper uses flexinol to actuate the self-folding motion. For more information on how to use Flexinol, as well as the control circuitry visit the intro to Flexinol page.
Below is a video of a preprogrammed routine for the output paper:
Here is the I/O paper taking its first baby steps!
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