Xbee origami messenger doves

The pair of doves communicate wirelessly through radio. When one bird flaps, its partner lights up. As one is flapped, a switch in the wings close, causing its partner to light up. The origami doves turn on when folded from the flat square papers.

Project page: http://fab.cba.mit.edu/classes/MIT/863.10/people/jie.qi/jieweek12.html.

Flickr set: Electronic origami

Press: The Creators Project

2010. Xbee radios, paper, conductive fabric, copper tape, LEDs