Symbiotes - Shape memory alloy & living hinge experiment

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Ollie Williams

 

 

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I used the laser cutter to create laser cut shell structures which were then animated using Arduino sequenced nitinol shape memory wire.

This prototype was part of a concept design project, 'Symbiotes', which aimed to explore the symbiotic nature of relationships through online, connected wearables.

I used 0.8mm plywood cut with a living hinge, allowing it to be easily flexed by contracting nitinol springs. 

 

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