Auto-inflatables explores the design space of self-inflating structures. By using chemical reactions as a source of carbon dioxide on-demand, we are able to induce a wide range of interaction-triggered transformations in our designs. These include changes of shape, volume, texture, temperature, color, and movement. With these techniques, self-contained actuation can be achieved without the need for external hardware to activate material changes.
Learn more: https://www.media.mit.edu/projects/auto-inflatables/overview/
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