Nitinol Wire Test & Project Scope for Flexible Bodies
I tested my first batch of shape memory wire on a medium weight polyester fabric. The wire required at least 20V of battery power. The wire "moves" back to it's curved state when cooled and flattens out when heated. I plan to do more tests with different currents and resistance for several types of shape memory wire.
I made a timeline and outline for this project ( graphed out below). My priorities are performance, usability, and user experience for technology on the body: