Synchronized Paper Cranes Dance on Electromagnetic Stage

dancing crane art design

Turn up the volume and ignore coworker complaints: you have to hear as well as see this phenomenon in action Рthey start out in sync but end up all over their magnetized performance surface.

animated dancing paper cranes

Created by Ugoita T., magnets on the feet of these ordinary-looking gold paper cranes bring them to life Рthat and the technology buried in the box below that animate them first in unison, as a flock, then individually as one in particular starts tearing up the proverbial dance floor.


And if you liked that strange little performance, you can check out some of his other videos as well, like this 8bit harmonica spiel (to a set of tunes any good geek will recognize quickly).

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See more in Robotics or under Technology. March, 2015.