Project Highlights

RIS-517 - Tweezer Squeezer - Nitinol, or Muscle Wire®, has a long history as a fascinating “solution looking for a problem.” For example, unlike other metals Nitinol shrinks rather than expands when heated. Its most famous application is in flapping butterfly wings.

Here's an exceptionally clever creation using Nitinol by Chris Stokes: An electronic tweezer for grabbing very small objects.

RIS-418, RURB - Developed for Bob Savoy for his fMRI research at the Rowland Institute.

This two-hand ten-button USB interface has become popular among scientists the world over.