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Adam @ Make: Online posted up this incredible video of a self-folding surface developed by researchers at Harvard and MIT. Its tiny foil actuators expand or contract upon receiving electrical current, which bends the sheet into the desired shape. The magnets help lock in shapes when the planes get close enough.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).