Inventing the Perfect Box

Inventing the Perfect Box

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

British Elections, Exploding Head Syndrome, Food, Algorithms

Episode: British Elections, Exploding Head Syndrome, Food, Algorithms

  • May 11, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 22:49 mins

Guests: Spencer Magleby, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Associate Dean in the Fulton College of Engineering and Technology at Brigham Young University Mike Morgan, master's student in the mechanical engineering program Spencer Rogers, works in BYU's Technology Transfer office which license and markets innovations made on campus. More information about technology developed at BYU is available at Have you ever found yourself wishing you had a third hand? Maybe you're holding something secure with one hand and trying to get the first aid kit or tool box or jewelry box open with your other and realizing you can't manage it with a single hand? If you had a morphing box you could, though. That's what BYU mechanical engineering graduate student Michael Morgan calls the box he invented with his faculty advisor Spencer Magleby. It's based on principles of origami.