Kentaro Yasu

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A lot of people still rely on pen and paper for taking short notes. Post-Its® are still the most popular paper media for informal note taking. In this paper, we present the design and implementation of Move-It, a system that combines the affordances of note taking on paper with the capabilities of computer systems. Furthermore, we present how common(More)
In recent years, there has been a surge in the number of available rapid prototyping tools, making it easier than ever to create functioning prototypes with minimal technical background and at a low cost. However, most of these tools do not have the flexibility to allow for immediate physical modifications once a prototype has been built or programmed, and(More)
Post-it notes are a popular paper format that serves a multitude of purposes in our daily lives, as they provide excellent affordances for quick capturing of informal notes, and location-sensitive reminding. In this paper, we present Move-it, a system that combines Post-it notes with a technologically enhanced paperclip to demonstrate how a passive piece of(More)
We have developed a novel prototyping method that utilizes animated paper, a versatile platform created from paper and shape memory alloy (SMA), which is easy to control using a range of different energy sources from sunlight to lasers. We have further designed a laser point tracking system to improve the precision of the wireless control system by(More)
This study presents a technique to make 3D objects by folding a resin sheet using a piece of common home electronic equipment: a microwave oven. Though personal fabrication has grown widely popular because of the price reduction of digital fabrication tools such as 3D printers or laser cutters, printing a 3D object is still slow. Moreover, installation of(More)
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