PCB Origami

PCB Origami

Digital Printing of Electronic Materials
2012-2013, Foldable PCB
MIT Medial Lab

Yoav Sterman, Prof. Neri Oxman

The PCB Origami project is an innovative concept for printing digital materials and creating 3D objects with Rigid-flex PCBs and pick-and-place machines. These machines allow printing of digital electronic materials, while controlling the location and property of each of the components printed. By combining this technology with Rigid-flex PCB and computational origami, it is possible to create from a single sheet of PCB almost any 3D shape that is already embedded with electronics, to produce a finished product with that will be both structural and functional.

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