The open source platform, created by the Ynvisible crew, made its Kickstarter debut this week.
“Printoo is the first development board that is flexible and light enough to bring any of your 3D printed objects to life – no matter what shape it is. Add Internet and Bluetooth connectivity, input, output, motorization, light and motion sensing and power. Even solar, to almost any configuration or weird shape you print,” a Ynvisible rep explained.
“Plug the modules together, tinker with the Arduino sketches we are making available, and use the apps to connect and control Printoo – bringing your ideas to life. [Plus], we built the apps you need to connect Printoo to the Internet. You’ll be able to remotely control your Printoo creations or use them to trigger or perform action on the Web – from your smartphone, tablet or laptop, from anywhere in the world.”
Additional hardware modules include a display driver, battery connector, batteries (soft and ultra-thin), battery holder, sensor module, solar cell connector, conductive ink adapter, DC motor drivers, electrochromic display, organic photodetector slider, polymer solar cell and LED strip.
The Ynvisible crew has also created a number of Printoo-powered demos such as a Bluetooth fan, 3D printed watercraft, solar powered 3D printed hovercraft, “girlfriend communicator,” electronic voter and the Printoo Man.
Interested in learning more? You can check out the project’s official Kickstarter page here.