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Paper-thin, flexible electronics modules can add tech to any surface
Any complex electronic device is essentially a collection of modules that each perform a particular task, which is why kits that make assembling circuits — such asCircuit Stickers, for example — are becoming popular for those without the knowledge to build them themselves. The latest iteration is Printoo, an Arduino-compatible set of prototyping modules that can be attached to any object to give it various smart capabilities. READ MORE…
Pen can draw working electronic circuits
This is part of a new series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.
Adults who took electronics classes in school may remember circuit boards, soldering irons and lots of frustration. Aiming to show how easy it can be to create a working circuit — and inspire kids in the process — Circuit Scribe is a conductive ink pen that lets anyone turn their paper doodles into electronic inventions. READ MORE…
Rocking chair serves as a charging device for iPhone and iPad
The past few years have afforded many new ways to charge mobile devices, and we’ve covered innovations in this area extensively. Recently, however, we came across a quirky approach we hadn’t seen before: iRock, a rocking chair capable of converting motion into energy to power an iPhone or iPad. READ MORE…
Personalized working electronics through Belgian site
While consumers may rely on electronics to go about their daily business, not many have a say in how they are created or what features are included. We’ve already seen Bug Labs attempt to give mobile phone users the chance to customize their handset, but now Belgium-based circuits.io is enabling consumers to create and print their own circuit designs. READ MORE…
Customizable sculpture uses daylight to charge mobile devices
We’ve already seen shoes, meeting tables and handbags used to charge mobile devices, but it wasn’t until just recently that we had seen anything like the Electree. Mimicking the appearance of a bonsai tree, the customizable sculpture features photovoltaic panels in place of leaves, allowing it to recharge devices using just the power of light. READ MORE…
Equipment-filled workshops let consumers design, prototype and build
Innovations such as 3D printing are driving a growing trend towards  homemade products. The fact remains, however, that it still takes  high-end equipment to create and test many designs, and that’s where TechShop comes in. With a chain of equipment-filled workshops available on a  membership basis, the company lets consumers turn their designs from  dream into reality. READ MORE…