At the start of the workshop, I started by folding some models that I enjoy folding in the past. I also helped teach folding the rose to one of my peers.
I played with nitinol and tried to get something working in a reliable way. Unfortunately, the wire was very difficult to get to move in a reliable way, so I decided to look into capacitive touch instead.
I assembled the circuit and got the Arduino code working with more than one sensor.