Electronic Pop-up Book

October 12th, 2009

Electronic Popables is a project by Jie Qi, a mechanical engineering student at Columbia University. But last summer she spend researching with Dr. Leah Buechley as part of the High-Low Tech group in the MIT Media Lab and there she did this project. You could describe it as a classic paper pop-up book filled with electronic components. The LED’s and other elements are connected to arduino based boards through conductive ink. So when something moves, the circuit closes and something happens. But this videos shows will make everything clear.

In this next video, Hannah Perner-Wilson shows you how she made a paper piano.

Another project by Jie Qi are these paper flowers. She built-in some memory wires in the paper flowers connected them to a strong battery. Those wires let the flowers move, just like they would bloom.

Paper Flowers

Paper Flowers

found @zachlieberman

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  7. judy Says:

    Where can I purchase this book? I am a bookseller.

  8. pieter | today and tomorrow Says:

    @judy
    this is a prototype, maybe you should contact Jie Qi

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