PixelSkin02 is extension of the first version.
Orangevoid’s prototype uses shape memory alloy to actuate a set of four triangular panels. Depending on the opening coefficient each set of four panels acts as a pixel (255 states between fully open to fully closed). PixelSkin is a heterogeneous smart surface research carried out as part of the PhD project. The surface could create dynamic windows allowing view or controlling internal lighting condition across the building membrane in response to subject states and their positions. The surface could also be used simultaneously to generate low resolution images, low refresh rate videos or patterns.