Electronic Popables is an interactive pop-up book that sparkles, sings, and moves. The book integrates traditional pop-up mechanisms with thin, flexible, paper-based electronics and the result is a book that looks and functions much like an ordinary pop-up with the added element of dynamic interactivity.

Magnetic circuit boards were designed and fabricated by Leah Buechley and Tungshen Chew.

Project website: http://web.mit.edu/~jieqi/Public/DREU_Site/

Project paper: TEI 2010 [pdf]

Flickr set: Electronic popables

Press:
New Scientist
Interactions Magazine
Gizmodo
MAKE
Rhizome

2009. Paper-based electronics, magnetic circuit boards