Paper Locomotion

by Yoav


I am thinking of changing my project (but I am not sure yet), so I was doing some experiments and models.
First, I tried to cast silicone over Nintanol. I laser cut acryl to make the mold and casted silicone over the components.

as you can see, nothing happened

The next thing I was trying to do is to elevate a piece of paper. Underneath the paper were 4 Nithanol wire, and pads that are being used as capacitive sensors. When you put your hand above the a corner of the paper it elevates. When you move your have it drops down.

Finally, I made a turtle (continuing the caterpilar project). the idea was to make it walk. There where partial sucesses and I think I can get in to work with some modifications.