This crane uses HT Flexinol actuator wire to flap (or more accurately, curl) its wings when the circuit is closed. Created by Jie Qi of MIT’s Hi-Low Tech group.

Electronic Origami Flapping Crane via openMaterials.

John Baichtal

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.net


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    How it moves?

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    How it moves?

  • Anonymous

    If it doesn’t fly – it should have been a penguin.

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    Size, an adhesive that is crisp and hard when dry, but dissolves in
    water when wet and becoming soft and flexible, is often applied to the
    paper either at the pulp stage while the paper is being formed, or on
    the surface of a ready sheet of paper. The latter method is called
    external sizing and most commonly uses Methylcellulose, or MC, paste, or
    various plant starches.

  • Anonymous

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