Wednesday, June 30, 2010


DARPA backed researchers at MIT and Harvard make electric origami. Not quite the Transformers, but....

The self-folding sheets are composed of interconnected triangular sections with 
universal crease patterns and  thin foil actuators. (Credit: Harvard University)

Remind anyone of this movie (yes, based on Phillip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep - hence the title for this post)*.

Maybe I will get my Valkery fighter after all....

*Oh, and for you film snobs out there that like to say the Director's Cut is better (which one?) - please try defending that stupid unicorn dream sequence. The original has dated well, that dumb ass unicorn dream (not the origami) places it squarely in the 1980's world of My Little Pony. Pathetic. The only thing director's cuts are good for is to train the future generation of editors... OK, that's my rant for today

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