Proof-of-Concept Test — Maddie and Xiaofan

Our proof of concept part will be a thin, narrow, rectangular silicone part with two wires trained to different positions. During testing, we will alternate which wire is being heated to actuate the test part. A successful test will demonstrate that:

  1. A piece of activated wire is able to bend both a piece of silicone and a piece of deactivated wire
  2. An activated nitinol wire will not tear through or otherwise damage the silicone part

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