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Printoo makes printed electronics mainstream

23 Apr 2014  | Julien Happich

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"With Printoo, we bring printed electronics to the masses. The Arduino user base is also more accepting, and by making Printoo an open-source project, we encourage more people to experiment with these relatively new technologies while they are still maturing," Câmara added.

"Our R&D engineers are taking printed electronics out of research and development laboratories into the mainstream," says Ynvisible's CEO Inês Henriques in a presentation video on KickStarter. Among the various project examples shown on the promotional video, I must admit that the very basic "girlfriend communicator" made me giggle.

The company hopes to bring more modules as the platform develops, for example to include flexible memory, printed OLEDs, printed temperature sensors, or image sensors. It is open to talk with all companies in the field of flexible electronics.

Modularity means connectors. There are also quite a few discrete components mounted on flexible foils too.

"In order to make Printoo modular and easy to experiment with, we've made the compromise to rely on 2.54mm pitch standard connectors for the different modules, so they are not as small as they could be if only using printed electronics. But of course, once they have proven a concept, designers can opt for better printed integration at manufacturing level," Câmara told us.

Since Europe is driving the research in printed electronics, the Printoo kits will most likely be manufactured in Europe to stay close to the companies involved, hinted Câmara.

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