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Shade Pixel: Spandex display?

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Using a deformable skin, Shade Pixel represents information by using “shades” created by the various pulls on the display’s surface. The prototype display is 11 x 7 pixels large and is made up of a skeleton of 77 solenoids with frame holes. A layer of Spandex forms the surface of the display and through the use of iron cores, each solenoid can be triggered to pull down each core to form a concave dip in the Spandex skin, causing “shades”. These shades are what forms the image. Similarly, the solenoids can release the iron cores, returning the skin to its “flat” surface. The Shade Pixel was developed by researchers at the Design Media Lab at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).

Watch the video demonstration for more info and to see the Shade Pixel in action.

Can’t wait to see a color version…


Via: Technabob

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