ShapeShift Electroactive Polymer Sheets

Science Technology
ShapeShift Electroactive Polymer Sheets

YouTube player

DIY methods for electroactive polymer actuators are hard to come by, and none of them are kitchen-counter simple. But compared to the wet chemical methods circulating in the academic research community, the purely mechanical process documented in this video from the Swiss ShapeShift project is relatively accessible. Click here to skip the how-to and go straight to the action shots. [via Hack a Day]

3 thoughts on “ShapeShift Electroactive Polymer Sheets

  1. Nathan Silverglate says:

    Very cool. I’m trying to figure out how to make a similar actuator. Can anyone recommend materials to make a stacked dielectric actuator like the one seen in this link?

  2. Phil Gapp says:

    How strong?!?

  3. Shape Distorting Metals – (project title) G6 – RYAN TOZIER – NINA MELANIE KONG YEN YEN – LOW SI WEI IVANA – GEE LIAM JAMES YEE WAI says:

Comments are closed.

Discuss this article with the rest of the community on our Discord server!

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

View more articles by Sean Michael Ragan
Maker Faire Bay Area 2023 - Mare Island, CA

Escape to an island of imagination + innovation as Maker Faire Bay Area returns for its 15th iteration!

Buy Tickets today! SAVE 15% and lock-in your preferred date(s).