Wednesday, December 15, 2004

thermotiles on designboom

This is really cool, and a good example of how materials can be slightly smarter without being "smart" with circuitry and brains. These thermal tiles won 2nd in a design competition sponsored by designboom.

thermotiles : "Thermotiles two-dimensionalize heating systems into a functional and graphic representation on the wall by silk-screening thermally conductive paste onto ceramic tiles. A copper spacing cross connects the metallic prints at the corners, continuing the circuit and therefore serving as an electrical and constructive element in the heating system."

Go check out their how-it-was-done page (p2) and their page of potential silkscreen designs (p3).

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