Another example of applied origami: these self-assembling robots created by Samuel Felton and his colleagues at the Harvard Microrobotics Lab. The robots are built with a special shape-memory polymer, with hinges that fold when heated by a circuit.
Look out Optimus Prime!
Image: Seth Kroll, Wyss Institute / Video: Samuel Felton
A Great Documentary about the Art of Origami
Every day you wake up pose a new challenge. Instead of regretting it , wishing it was different or ignoring it face it head on with all your knowledge and be confident that it will equipped you to achieve any goal you set.
The more frequently uncomfortable you get the more comfortable it becomes. Good things don’t always come in a comfortable way. Get used to the comfortable unknown and it will boost your confidence and it will provide you with the tools to conquer even larger obstacles.
Smart intelligence is better than rapid growth. Have a good plan, slow down, grow intelligently and never, ever, run to your death.
Everything could change but a personal mission statement will always stay the same. It is critical to communicate the reality of the situation and what it feels, look like when you get there. Everyone’s role and actions is to help the team achieve its goal.
You must be able to execute all basic fundamental functions of your goal to ensure a successful mission. Move your knowledge from one step to the other; pull the trigger when its your chance to hit the target; open, transparent communication between all team members.
Even the most well planned plans failed. This is why training, the ability to adapt and self-development are crucial. “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face” Mike Tyson. When everything seems to be failing is when ongoing training and development are important.
Give it everything you got all the time. Mediocrity and moderation won’t cut it. Give it everything you got at everything you do. So whether you are 8 or 58, get comfortable being uncomfortable, get well prepared, and be all in, all the time
What do I—a pig ignorant Yankee—know about Mississippi? What could I ever understand about growing up in the Delta, that peculiar and heavy mix of guilt, rough pride, obstinacy, sentimentality and cynicism?
(Answer: Next to nothing)
Let me be honest about this right up front: before I…