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Breathing Origami Lamp

Interaction Design 

Material: Paper, Plastic, Arduino, Sensor

Role: Interaction Designer

Breathing Origami Ball combining Paper with Electronics which gets activated a soon as somebody moves closer to it.

The project is a based on the combination of paper and electronics. The product uses the ability of a paper to fold when it’s been touched. It was based on the concept of reaction to external stimulus seen in nature. For example in the case of a “Touch me not” plant when touched or interacted with change their stance and fold.

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Turning the paper into origami heightens its ability to be flexible. It provides it with a facility of changing its shape and coming back to original. On the other hand, electronics are very rigid but can make things sense and move.  Combining both a slight up and down movement can be achieved without even touching it resembling the breathing effect.


So the final outcome “Breathing Origami” is a sensory product, which seems like it starts breathing as soon as you go near it and make it sense your presence. After a while it stops and comes back to its original shape. A light is placed inside to convert it into an interactive lamp.

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