Watching 252 Space Blankets Inflate And Crumple Is Fascinating

I don't know what it is - the crackles you hear when the space blankets inflate and deflate, the pulsating lights that shine down, the feeling that this is all some sort of robotic farm. It's all just so fascinatingly futuristic.

Each of these inflatable space blankets - and there are 252 of 'em covering 130sqm - are powered by eight CPU cooling fans. One single Arduino board controls all 2016 fans, but each bag could still be controlled independently. I definitely feel like I'm watching us farm for robotic parts. [Nils Voelker via Creative Applications]

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