Last week I particapted the monthly research hackathon focusing on computational fabrication. We made a pop-up design of furniture module using Silhouette cutting machine. The design was inspired by pop up cards and was aimed to cut a single piece of board to form foldable furnitures such as tables...

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This week the SCP actuator team succeeded in fabricating three actuators. For the first one, Pooja and Wenzhong decided to switch our precursor material from sewing thread to fishing line. With this transition, we were able to supercoil the precursor completely without it snapping; the subsequent an...

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This week has been a tremendous success for the SCP Actuator team. We were finally able to successfully coil and anneal our actuators. Initially after completing the setup thoroughly and applying all of the conditions of the papers to the experimental setup, the 117/17 thread was still not coiling....

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As most people know, engineers and researchers often needs to fabricate prototypes to test out their design. However, what most people don’t know is that there are many different manufacturing methods that one can take to get the product they desire. This blog post is a beginner’s guide for peo...

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Since last week, I have started looking into ROS(The Robot Operating System) which is a framework designed for writing robot softwares. ROS is used across various robotic platform to create a collaborative robotic software environment. Take our project as an example, there already exists built packa...

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