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MIT Invents Digital Clay That Can Mimic Any Substance

The digital pixels can be programmed to be sand, rubber, water, and more

MIT's Tangible Media Group has unveiled a new creation called the Materiable platform, which consists of a grid of 3D pixels that can be programmed to mimic the qualities of rubber, water, sand, or an endless list of real world materials. As you can see in the video below, the creation can be used for things as diverse as simulated medical examinations, testing how two materials will behave when combined, and more.

MIT's Latest Tangible Interface? Shape-Shifting Digital Clay [Co. Design]