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Matt Gardiner’s recent incarnation of his “Oribotics” (robotic origami flowers) project adds a networked component that allows visitors to send SMS messages to the cyborg buds from their cellphones as well as input control messages through a web-based interface. Says Matt, “At the moment we are working with compact computers (about the size of a greeting card), Micro Linear Actuators, designing flowers from water bombs, and using some of the strongest sticky tape in the world… If all that sounds a little odd, then you’d better read the blog.” The flowers go on display October 9th at the Melbourne International Arts Festival. Check it out if you happen to be down under.

Gardiner’s “Oribotics” site -Link


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