Sketching in (Paper) Circuits

Paper circuits are circuits that are built on paper using copper tape and flat, surface mount components.

Instead of using bulky wires and breadboards, this new approach to prototyping electronics allows us to make compact circuits in thin pages, take notes and draw as we build. Paper circuits give us the power of traditional circuit building along with the affordances of the paper medium.

2009 to present

Research Publications:
Sketching in circuits: designing and building electronics on paper [PDF]
Qi, J. and Buechley, L. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1713-1722. 2014

Light it up: using paper circuitry to enhance low-fidelity paper prototypes for children [PDF]
Hershman, A., Nazare, J., Qi, J., Saveski, M., Roy, D. and Resnick, M. In Proceedings of the 17th ACM Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC ’18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 365-372. 20

Paper mechanisms for sonic interaction [PDF]
Monache, S., Rocchesso, Gotzen, D. A., Qi, J., Buechley, L. and Cestaro, D. In Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied interaction (Kingston, ON, Canada,February 19-22, 2012). TEI ‘12. ACM, New York, NY. 2012

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