While the overall project is the sorting of cargos on origami, we expected verification of all of the mechanisms would take longer than one summer. Therefore, this summer was spent verifying two aspects of the project:
Verification of Overall Mechanisms in Solution
This gel tests the ability of the walker to bind to its tracks and the walker triggering mechanism. Lane 1: W; 2: TR1; 3: TR2; 4: WI; 5: WT; 6: W + TR1 → (W-TR1); 7: W + TR2 → (W-TR2); 8: W + WI → (W-WI); 9: WI + WT → (WI-WT); 10: W + TR1 + WI → (W-TR1-WI); 11: (W-WI-TR1) + WT → (W-TR1) + (WI-WT).
Verification of Random Walking Mechanism on Origami