Programmable Matter : Designing the technology

The workshop will dive into how to leverage properties of materials and matter in general to build better interactivity in domains of fashion, robotics and machines. Programmable matter is about enabling programs to control the properties of matter to give them capability of reconfiguration which makes them more dynamic in form and function. We will look into the trends in this technology and learn how to build such an interface using shape memory alloys and simple electronic components.