I create a surface made of 3 different materials that can be deform with the hands
Step 1: Triangular Pattern
First, I did some test with different patterns and i chose the one you see in the photos.
I print it in a thick paper and i use a utility knife to mark the lines so it can be bent.
Step 2: Surface by Layers
I made a surface by using 3 different materials:
- PVC metallized
- Double-sided paper
I cut the PVC and the cardboard in triangles (l=2cm) and I stuck them with the double-sided paper.
Step 3: Deformations
Step 4: Pressure Capture
At the end, i cut a Pressure-Sensitive Conductive Sheet (velostat) with the same patter and i stuck it to the cardboard. I put a conductive thread in each side of the velostat. Because later I would like to use this surface as a deformable system activated with the contact and pressure.