By using solar energy, a thermobimetal system can be smartly designed to block the sun. This strategy is especially useful when trying to prevent solar heat gain and glare to enter a building, while using no energy and needing no controls.
Sometimes the best way to cool an area is by releasing the hot air. These projects use the ambient air temperature to operate to allow hot air to escape. Once cooled, the system returns to it non-porous state.
Thicker versions of thermobimetal curl at higher temperatures and have more inherent strength. In these cases, the thick sheet metal is heated to 250-300˚F during the assembly process to curl into configuration. When cooled, it forms a lightweight, pre-tensioned surface.
When detailed with automatic stops, thermobimetal systems can be used to ease construction using no tools. In some cases, they can be designed to erect or assemble themselves. This collaborative relationship is the introduction of cobots to architecture.
Making critters that walk, roll, hop, schootch, slide and wobble is a fun office project that tests the broadening area of robotics. However, in this case these simplistic robots use the sun's energy to propel and need not computer controls or artificial intelligence to operate.
When detailed with automatic stops, thermobimetal systems can be used to ease construction using no tools. In some cases, they can be designed to erect or assemble themselves.