Printoo is a new tool to help prototype by giving anything it attaches to smart technology capabilities. Currently on Kickstarter with just two days left of crowdfunding, the Arduino-compatible platform is a set of paper-thin circuit boards and modules. Giving makers and builders another open-source, lightweight, flexible, and modular tools to be unique.
Printoo kits come with essential sets of ‘blocks’ such as batteries, wireless connectors, sensors, and even solar panels to name a few. Each of these blocks or essential items is paper-thin and flexible, which means it, can be affixed to any type of surface. The ‘blocks’ are then powered by an Arduino microcontroller.
Creators will be able to combine the ‘blocks’ and utilize the ready-to-program Arduino to think of new ideas, build prototypes and make devices quickly. The Printoo website shares a few projects already created using the kits such as a poster that allows for electronic voting with touch sensors, a 3D printed watercraft that has motors, and even a Bluetooth fan. Each completed project shares the code, materials required so you too can get a head start with Printoo kits.
A starter kit with an Arduino core, a battery, and two flexible displays can be obtained with a $45 pledge and kits with much more to play with going up to $550. This system feels a lot like the connector kits we’ve seen for kids but made for adults.