The fast fabrication time of the laser cut molds makes them easy to use as teaching tools in classes that feature an introduction to soft robotics or for workshops with a high number of participants where many molds are needed. Below are two examples of such usage.
The molds have been used in a workshop conducted at Pixelache Festival 2016. At this festival for electronic art and subcultures, a hands-on introductory workshop on soft robotics was held over two days. The workshop was mainly aimed at new media artists as participants. The participants were all new to soft robotics. They used the molds along with syringes and a simple control setup for actuation, to create robotic prototypes from scratch that explored the aesthetics of soft robotics. The images and video below show some of the workshop participants' creations.
A group of students at Kyushu University were also introduced to the laser cut molds in a workshop. They subsequently used actuators cast with the triangular mold design to create an interactive soft robotic artefact that responds to readings from a heartbeat sensor.