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Paper devices are small paper interactive objects that
use nitinol shape-memory alloy wire for actuation, gold
leaf printed circuits, embedded microchips for control,
and paper outer shells for form and structure. Paper
devices offer a convenient domain to investigate how
new material technologies and software processes can
be used to co-create designs in a dialogue between an
end user and a designer. We describe our
manufacturing techniques and outline our first efforts
to employ a genetic algorithm that enables end-users
to create custom designs.