28 Jun '14, 8am

Making a Nitinol Wire Inchworm

Making a Nitinol Wire Inchworm

Nitinol is a shape memory alloy which has a cool property that causes it to retain (and return to) a preset shape when heat (or electricity!) is applied. It’s actually quite simple — he’s wrapped the Nitinol wire tightly around a nail, and then heated it to set it to a coiled shape. Now the Nitinol spring can be stretched out flat, but as soon as it is heated, it will attempt to return to its coiled state!

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2014/06/28/making-a-nitinol-wire-inch...

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What I’m Making This Week

What I’m Making This Week

carrotsncake.com 28 Jun '14, 9pm

We’re still on a health eating kick over here, so I created a delicious and nutritious meal plan for the week. Just wanted...