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Soft inkjet circuits: rapid multi-material fabrication of soft circuits using a commodity inkjet printer

  • Despite the increasing popularity of soft interactive devices, their fabrication remains complex and time consuming. We contribute a process for rapid do-it-yourself fabrication of soft circuits using a conventional desktop inkjet printer. It supports inkjet printing of circuits that are stretchable,ultra-thin,high resolution, and integrated with a wide variety of materials used for prototyping.We introduce multi-ink functional printing on a desktop printer for realizing multi-material devices, including conductive and isolating inks. We further present DIY techniques to enhance compatibility be-tween inks and substrates and the circuits’ elasticity. This enables circuits on a wide set of materials including temporary tattoo paper, textiles, and thermoplastic. Four application cases demonstrate versatile uses for realizing stretchable devices, e-textiles, body-based and re-shapeable interfaces.

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Document Type:Conference Proceeding
conferenceobject_Type:Beitrag in Tagungsband
Conference Place:New Orleans <LA, USA>
Conference Date:20.10.2019-23.10.2019
Author:Arshad KhanORCiD, Joan Sol Roo, Tobias KrausORCiD, Jürgen SteimleORCiD
Parent Title (English):ACM UIST'19 : Proceedings of the 32nd ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology
Publisher:Association for Computing Machinery
Place of publication:New York <NY, USA>
Contributor(s):Guimbretière François
Year of first Publication:2019
Release Date:2022/09/20
Tag:Human computer interaction
DDC classes:600 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 660 Technische Chemie
Open Access:Open Access
Signature:INM 2019/124
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY-NC - Namensnennung - Nicht kommerziell 4.0 International