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Credits (Authors): Isabel Cabral & A. P. Souto

Year: 2014

Description of Swatch: Action origami techniques provide the possibility to develop textile structures with more than one configuration. The swatch – Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Switch – is inspired by Jacob’s ladder toy and explores the ability to control two electrical circuits, at different folding phases.
The toy’s morphology was studied and a folding variation developed in order to achieve a greater number of configurations.
This work addresses on-going research focused on e-textiles screen-printed with conductive pigments.

References/Inspirations: Jacob’s ladder toys

Dimensions: 6x6cm (closed); 6x12cm (open)

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