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SMA project: blooming flower

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Published on Jan 31, 2012

This flower was made by using the curling mechanism (sewing flexinol wire to paper). Its petals curl back when the flexinol is heated, allowing the flower to bloom when it is activated.

Test of a single petal is available here: http://youtu.be/0iyAcShG9T4

Made by Jessie Thompson as part of the MIT/RISD paper-based electronics workshop.
http://web.media.mit.edu/~jieqi/

If you're interested in working with shape memory metals, here's a blog post on the basics: http://makezine.com/2012/01/31/skill-...

Marcelo Coelho also wrote a great thesis on more advanced techniques, like setting your own metals here: http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/4...

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