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Nitinol wire, how to program this shape memory wire and test it. I use a candle flame for programming it and both a candle flame and electrical current for testing the nitinol. I also make a spring out of the nitinol wire and measure the force produced while it takes on its programmed shape.

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The nitinol wire I use in the video was purchased from:
https://www.kelloggsresearchlabs.com/
They don't seem to sell that specific nitinol product anymore but they have other nitinol products. Searching for "nitinol" on https://ebay.com also turns up a lot of options.

Also see my webpage all about nitinol wire:
http://rimstar.org/science_electronics_projects/nitinol_wire_shape_memory_alloy.htm

See also:

How to Move Things with Sound/Acoustic Propulsion (1280x720)
http://youtu.be/L5fVFA2sWt4

Does Volts or Amps Kill You? Voltage, Current and Resistance (1280x720)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iKD7vuq-rY

Generate Electricity with Peltier Module - The Seebeck Effect (1280x720)
http://youtu.be/RC16MwzFq8A

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