LiDAR Scanning the Carnegie Mansion

See how state-of-the-art 3D scanning, 3D imaging, and 3D printing techniques came together in this epic effort to fully model Andrew Carnegie's 1903 mansion in the heart of New York City. The...

PillCam Demo Video

An animation showing how the PillCam device works once it has been swallowed by a medical patient.

LiDAR Demo Video

A video showing how LiDAR laser scanning technology works.

MoboSens Demo Video

An introduction to the MoboSens liquid sensing technology, which pairs a low cost liquid sensor with a smartphone.

VScan Demo

A video promoting GE's Vscan technology and innovative features.

GeneRADAR Demo Video

Nanobiosym CEO Dr. Anita Goel explains how GeneRADAR works, and its implications for the future of healthcare.

Gut Parka Informational Video

Two different experts shed light on the gutskin parka-- how they were traditionally made, and how they are conserved today.

LiDAR on Mount Rushmore

A video showing how LiDAR technology was used to create a hi-res virtual model of Mount Rushmore, and how it's used in historic preservation and public education efforts.

Made in Space

A demonstration of the first 3D Printer to be used in space.

RoboBee Demo Video

Demonstration of an insect-sized robot in flight.

Robohand Demo Video

The Robohand's creator talks about how the device works, plus a testimonial from a Robohand user.

Leveraged Freedom Chair Demo Video

A demonstration of what the Leveraged Freedom Wheelchair can do, its key innovation, and a testimonial from one user in India.

STRiDA Bike User Review

A short demonstration showing how to collapse the STRiDA bike for easy transport and storage.

Roomba Cam

A Roomba's-eye view of the Carnegie Mansion after its grand re-opening in 2014.

Makey Makey Promo Video

Promotional video for the Makey Makey, a device for user-friendly physical computing.

August Smart Lock Promo Video

Promotional video for the August Smart Lock, a keyless, smartphone-enabled home entry system.

Nest Thermostat Promo Video

Promotional video for the Nest Learning Thermostat, a smart device for home heating and cooling.

Collections in Motion: One Red Dot Pop-up Book

A look at the inside pages of this pop-up book, housed in the National Design Library at the Cooper Hewitt museum.

Bill Moggridge on Interaction Design

Bill Moggridge, industrial designer and co-founder of IDEO, talks about the advent of interaction design.

Modular Prosthetic Limb Demo Video

A demonstration showing what the Modular Prosthetic Limb can do: controlled movements, small object manipulation, tool manipulation and clothes pin manipulation.

Collections in Motion: Folding Miyake Tank

A demonstration of the "132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE" folding tank top being opened and folded.

Collections in Motion: Folding Miyake Top

A demonstration of the "123 5. ISSEY MIYAKE" folding top being opened and folded.

Collections in Motion: Folding Miyake Short Skirt

A demonstration of the "132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE" folding skirt being opened and folded.

Sutnar on Sutnar

Steven Heller and Radislav Sutnar discuss aspects of the life and work of 20th century designer Ladislav Sutnar, featuring objects from the collection of Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National...

Collections in Motion: Valentine Typewriter

Senior objects conservator Annie Hall opens up the case for the iconic Valentine typewriter, replaces the ribbon, and types a short message. This is a study object, not the same typewriter housed...

Collections in Motion: Reversible Fan

Demonstration of an unusual fan from the Cooper Hewitt Museum collection. Made around 1815, the fan has four different images that are revealed when it is unfolded in either direction.

Collections in Motion: Sagmeister's Things I Have Learned (Complete Book)

A front-to-back flip-through of each spread of Stefan Sagmeister's unique book. You can also see all variations of the die-cut cover.

Collections in Motion: Folding Miyake Skirt

A demonstration of the "132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE" folding skirt being opened and folded.

Collections in Motion: Folding Miyake Shrug

A demonstration of the "132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE" folding shrug being opened and folded.

Collections in Motion: Cockade Fan

Demonstration of a cockade fan from the Cooper Hewitt Museum collection, shown opening and closing. The word "cockade" in this sense refers to the fact that the fan opens to a full circle.

Collections in Motion: Turkey Red Sample Book

Demonstration of the Turkey Red Sample Book being opened, closed, and pages turned.

Collections in Motion: Articulated Fan

Demonstration of an unusual fan from the Cooper Hewitt Museum collection. The fan is shown opening, closing, and two mechanical portraits are shown in operation, showing a tiny man and woman waving...

Collections in Motion: Tortoiseshell Fan

Demonstration of an unusual fan from the Cooper Hewitt Museum collection. Made around 1880, the fan is opened and closed by pulling a silk cord.

Collections in Motion: Origami Textile

Reiko Sudo & NUNO Corporation's origami textile shown being opened, re-folded and rolled.

Collections in Motion: Folding Miyake Dress

A demonstration of the "132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE" folding dress being opened and folded.