David Savastano, Editor12.06.12
When people think of printed electronics applications, images of an electronic component that is printed on a flexible substrate often comes to mind. However, paper is also a viable substrate.
The possibilities of paper were delivered in a simple way during Printed Electronics USA 2012, which is concluding today at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The project, a foldable sailboat with simple printed circuits made up of silver ink that light up a yellow and red light when pressed together, makes the point that printed electronics can come in all forms, from high functionality to simpler circuits.
The Origami Electronics idea was created between IDTechEx, the organizer of the PE USA 2012 conference, and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s Graphics Communication Department and its students, led by professor Dr. Malcolm Keif.
Raghu Das, CEO of IDTechEx, said that feedback from attendees of previous PE USA ad PE Europe showed an interest in seeing how products wer
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