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Science alert! Geometry + reactive material + energy = self assembled ANYTHING (almost)

6 years ago, Written by , Posted in Uncategorized

Here is a freaking cool piece of sciencey goodness for your Friday afternoon!

The self assembly lab at MIT are composed of designers, scientists and engineers who have been busy working away at inventing self assembly technologies. The self assembly team have been working with other departments such as mechanical engineering, computer science, media lab and architecture.

These guys have been designing specific geometries with specific materials to respond to energy and change state – which can be anything from heat, shaking, gravity, pneumatics, electronics, ANYTHING!

The research and the practise has only become possible with the cross-disciplinary collaborations between designers, scientists and engineers.

Imagine the amazing work we could do by collaborating with other agencies on this level. (If only money wasn’t an issue!)

Amazing stuff! Thanks for the share, Vlad!

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