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4D Printing & Self Assembly

Added on by Spencer Wright.

Skylar Tibbits is awesome.

From the video notes: 

This project investigates chiral self-assembly with many parts in order to explore the aggregate behavior of simultaneous assembly and self-selection. 240 pieces are agitated to self-assemble closed molecular structures. The continual process shows the various stages of assembly from independent parts to fully assembled structures. 
This work points towards a future of both tangible educational tools for scientific phenomena as well as new possibilities for industrial-scale assembly.

Skylar Tibbits has some pretty awesome stuff on Vimeo. This one is beautiful:

Here he explains his work at the MIT Self Assembly lab, and shows a few other cool projects: