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Posted: Apr 25, 2014

Printed electronics prototyping platform Printoo (w/video)

(Nanowerk News) Last week, Ynvisible revealed its printed electronics prototyping platform, Printoo. Printoo is an Arduino™-compatible platform that brings previously unavailable printed, low power, and flexible electronics technologies directly to anyone interested in developing interactive objects and projects.
Printoo cores and components are available for pre-order on Kickstarter: can be found HERE.
Printoo runs Arduino software and is modular, making it extremely easy to create new projects.
Paper-Thin Electrochromic Screen
Paper-Thin Electrochromic Screen.
Printoo runs Arduino software and is modular, making it extremely easy to create new projects. The first Printoo packs include novel printed modules including LED light strips from VTT, printed batteries from Blue Spark Technologies and Enfucell, organic photodetectors from ISORG, printed polymer solar cells from Mekoprint, and Ynvisible’s printed displays. Also included are modules like Bluetooth LE, DC motor control, flexible LED matrixes, and a variety of sensors.
“We hope that by making this prototyping platform available to the growing community of makers and interactivity enthusiasts, we can help bring these novel printed electronics technologies out of research and development laboratories into the mainstream,” said Inês Henriques, Ynvisible´s CEO. “By making these technologies accessible, open and easy to work and play with, we hope to generate a wave of innovation to make the physical world smarter and more enjoyable.”
The Printoo core is powered by the Atmel ATmega328 microcontroller. Printoo packs range from $45 to $525 and can be used for a variety of internet connected projects and applications.
A list of components can be found here: http://www.printoo.pt
About Ynvisible
Ynvisible’s vision is to bring everyday objects and surfaces to life, making them more useful and enjoyable for people. Ynvisible combines printed electronics, traditional printing and electronics, to design and deliver interactive solutions, which bring digital experiences and functionalities into the physical world. Ynvisible is a YDreams’ (an interactive products and technologies company) spin-out, Printoo is Ynvisible’s first consumer product.
Source: Ynvisible
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