The Interactive PaperPulse System Transforms Paper with Electronics

By: Laura McQuarrie - Apr 25, 2015
References: raframakers.net & fastcodesign
With a conductive ink printer cartridge, a few electronic components and sheets of paper that can be used in a regular printer, you have the potential to create an interactive paper.

This system created by a group of researchers at Hasselt University iMinds in Belgium, who challenged themselves to come up with a system to be used by designers without any technical knowledge of electronics. PaperPulse simplifies the whole process by having creators demonstrate the result they want to achieve and the software takes care of programming the code for the user.

As the inclusion of interactive technology like buttons and lights becomes more prevalent in printed media, these kind of systems have the ability to transform the way we traditionally interact with books, business cards, posters and newspapers.