Chibitronics

Chibitronics is an open hardware company that produces educational toolkits for learning and creating with paper circuits.

I cofounded Chibitronics in 2014 to bring my research in paper electronics to the world in the form of construction toolkits, digital resources and creative communities. This project began as a research-oriented crowdfunding campaign for circuit stickers and has since grown into a company whose products are used by educators, designers and kids all over the world.

Collaborators:
Andrew “bunnie” Huang
Patricia Ng
Sean Cross
Natalie Freed

Launched 2014


Company Website:
Chibitronics.com

Research Publications:
Chibitronics in the Wild: Engaging New Communities in Creating Technology with Paper Electronics [PDF]
Qi, J., Buechley, L., Huang, A., Ng, P., Cross, S. and Paradiso, J. A. In Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Paper 252, 11 pages. 2018

Paper Electronics with Circuit Stickers [PDF]
Jie Qi, Natalie Freed, Jennifer Dick, David Cole. Makeology: Makerspaces as Learning Environments (Vol 1). Routledge, New York, NY. 2016

Crafting technology with circuit stickers [PDF]
Qi, J. , Huang, A. and Paradiso, J. 2015. In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC ’15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 438-441. 2015


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