Hyrule Warriors Zelda:
Had two weeks to complete.
Full costume, props, ears and accessories made by me. I made the armor out of thermoplastics and foam and the gold designs in the skirt took about 16 hours. There was lots of sewing, building, sanding, bondo, and paint, along with lots of blood sweat and tears to get this done on time.
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You can watch my Making of video here: http://youtu.be/s4X7bynulww
Do pygmy seahorses search for a coral that matches their color, or do they change their color to match the coral?
Learn more in Pygmy Seahorses: Masters of Camouflage, the premiere video for our new science series, Deep Look. Watch on Tuesday, October 21.
Created by KQED Public Media in San Francisco and presented by pbsdigitalstudios.
“Geoff Lawton discovers an oasis in the middle of the Sonoran desert in Arizona. The system was created 80 years ago. Built during the Roosevelt era, the system was designed to passively harvest water and build soil without human assistance. We could regreen a lot of deserts this way.”
Watch the full movie at http://www.GeoffLawton.com
Programmable Materials consist of material compositions that are designed to become highly dynamic in form and function, yet they are as cost-effective as traditional materials, easily fabricated and capable of flat-pack shipping and self-assembly. These new materials include: self-transforming carbon fiber, printed wood grain, custom textile composites and other rubbers/plastics, which offer unprecedented capabilities including programmable actuation, sensing and self-transformation, from a simple material.
Nearly every industry has long desired smarter materials and robotic-like transformation from apparel, architecture, product design and manufacturing to aerospace and automotive industries. However, these capabilities have often required expensive, error-prone and complex electromechanical devices (motors, sensors, electronics), bulky components, power consumption (batteries or electricity) and difficult assembly processes. These constraints have made it difficult to efficiently produce dynamic systems, higher-performing machines and more adaptive products, until now. Our goal is true material robotics or robots without robots.
A couple of examples - here is a proof-of-concept adaptive airfoil which does not require any additional mechanical parts:
Here is a proof of concept demonstration of ‘programmable wood’:
More about this project can be found here