This project investigates the potential of origami and mechanics in power management by flattening devices such as the Power Strip. It is a very ubiquitous area which if made flat-pack, could potentially change the way we interact and use devices and spaces around us. The very de-cluttering nature of such mechanisms and their aesthetic appeal provides an inspiring atmosphere to engage. Very contrasting to the simplicity of the Polygons Measuring spoon, the core of power managing devices such as the power strip are its internal components and the vast laws and electrical regulations that differ globally from region to region. The project builds upon research and conceptualization from much of the origami and mechanics world inspired by the works of Pafnuty Chebyshev.
Keywords: flat-pack, innovation, power strip, product development, usability testing