Almost everything expands as it gets warmer, but did you know some metals actually contract when they are heated? Nickel Titanium shape memory actuator wire, or “Muscle Wire” has a unique ability to contract when a current is passed through it, making it perfect for art and robotics. It was even used on the NASA Sojourner rover mission to Mars in 1997. Explore the unique properties of this wire and create a circuit that will bring your origami to life. Designed for children 10-15 and their adults.
MEET THE INSTRUCTOR
Brittany Walker is a Philadelphia-based multimedia and teaching artist who combines craftsmanship, functionality, and interaction into her own works and while teaching others. After graduating from University of the Arts in 2012 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Crafts, Walker turned her focus to inspiring Philadelphia youth to learn through creation. She has run multiple after school programs within the Philadelphia area Including the Free Library of Philadelphia, The Village of Arts and Humanities, and Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens.