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10/1/2013 12:14 PM EDT
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DrQuine
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Spray on circuit resolution
DrQuine   10/6/2013 10:25:16 PM
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The ability to spray circuits onto flexible substrates will enable many of the ubiquitous computing applications that we've been hearing about for years. If the system is being used to produce inexpensive curcuits for mass applications what dimension of circuit elements would be recommended?  Presumably wider traces would provide some redundancy for any flaws in the spraying process or damage when the substrate was flexed. There are many simple circuits that could be implemented first (RFID chips, product expiration date sensors, alarms) before worrying about implementing complex microprocessors on flexible media.

krisi
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Re: real cool
krisi   10/3/2013 12:03:53 PM
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thank you Colin

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Re: real cool
R_Colin_Johnson   10/2/2013 4:49:57 PM
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@krisi "Paolo/Alaa: would you be interested in presenting it at emerging technologies symposium in Grenoble in 2014? www.cmosetr.com, kris.iniewski@gmail.com"

I'll pass the invitation along.

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real cool
krisi   10/2/2013 4:26:03 PM
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Really cool technology...Paolo/Alaa: would you be interested in presenting it at emerging technologies symposium in Grenoble in 2014? www.cmosetr.com, kris.iniewski@gmail.com

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Re: Spray it on!
R_Colin_Johnson   10/2/2013 1:13:27 PM
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@rick merritt "military developers working on spray on films to ID terrorist"

Luckily there are also many non-military applications of spray-on electronics, from the exotic like adding the sense of touch to a robot's skin, to the practical, such as spraying-on solar cells for the backside of curtains to generate electricity. In fact, by using an ink-jet printer to do the spraying almost any current electronic circuits can be sprayed on (in principle, although there are several years of development ahead to realize these dreams).

rick merritt
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Spray it on!
rick merritt   10/2/2013 10:22:29 AM
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Cool!

One hawk heard from recently talked about some military developers working on spray on films to ID terrorist. Yuck! Not my favorite application.

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