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. The goal is to make printed electronics more accessible to a wider group of product designers and the maker community.
Printoo is a platform created to make today’s printed electronics technologies and components easy to prototype with. This is in response to a growing level of curiosity towards printed electronics technologies and to address the contacts asking how to get started with these emerging technologies. With this initiative our goal is to help bring more product concepts to life from the creative minds bubbling among R&D engineers and designers at universities and companies, students, the growing maker/hacker community, product designers and other companies in the printed electronics space.
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 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 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 $45.00 to $525.00 and can be used for a variety of internet connected projects and applications.