Hands-Free Origami

Source: The Verge, Mar 2017

By shining different colors of light on a sheet of Shrinky Dink plastic, researchers remotely bent it into various 3D shapes, according to a paper published Friday in the journal Science Advances.

The key discovery was figuring out how to fold the plastic in a specific order. “As anyone who has done origami — or folded their laundry — can tell you, the order in which you make the folds can be extremely important,” Michael Dickey, a professor at North Carolina State University and an author of the study, said in a news release.

See the video here:  https://www.eurekalert.org/multimedia/pub/134263.php

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