Paper-Based and Printed Electronics

Applications

PapierLogik aims for using as much as possible a cellulose sustrate for the core assembly of their components. 
These core assemblies are made of various electro-functionnal paper-based and printed layers.

Their design and content depend on the component to be produced. They are made of local, renewable and recycled resources and they are biodegradable and compostable. 


Depending on the application, these functionnal cores are encapsulated with an unbounnded pure thrmoplastic layer, so that the whole can ultimately be delaminated and put in the recycling bin.


Such differences with fully plastic-based electronics represent huge imporovements in terms of electronics recycling and waste management.

 

PLK Concept for Electronic Componenent Design and production

 

Paper-Based Resistive sensors

In the case of force sensing resistors and other touch or resistive based sensor, the sensor is built onto a resistive substrate acting as a piezoresistor and sandwinched between 2 electrode layers. When the 2 electrodes are connected, a current flow through the resistive layer and the resulting resistance of this component is function of the load or the force applied to compress the layers.

THe core substrate is our Volume Resistive 100K paper, and the electrodes layers are either the Volume Resistive 1k paper or else our bifunctionnal 100K/1K paper ascarbon printed layers printed onto one side of our Volume Resistive 100K.

 

Customizable sizes and shapes that will fit with your product design.

This enables the design and production of a variety of contact sensors among ohers, such as force, position, flexion and combos or arrays of such sensors designed as sensitive or control surfaces.

PLK Paper printed sensor with Pilotfish 2020
Production of "Piano Design" sensors with PilotFish in the Netherlands, as lines of force sensors for Automatic Goods on Shelves management in retail stores.

 

Responsive and repeatable signals vs position touch or force loading for fast production of detection, control or quantification interfaces.

Such sensors have a considerably low cost potential with relative precisions, making it valuable for a variety of applications that can be put into 3 main cathegories: detection, quantification and control.

PLK-Touch sensors are highly sensitive and responsive, with a high resistance variations for loads below 2kg/cm2, which makes of them excellent resources for real-time detection with home-aoutomation Floor and Walls Sensors,  and control with Digital Music Instruments design.
They also provide a repeatble response and a relative precision of up to 3% of the load applied, with limited and manageable drift.
You can then have a flloor sensor responding to your steps for automatic lights control but filtering your animal by weight, or else you can design a musical touch pad sending sounds and aftertouch proportionnally to the force and sustain applied on the key.


 

Detection, quantification, control

 

 

Application Examples

This long road of tested applications since 2005 started with Digital Music Instruments at IDMIL, MusicTech, McGill, with the goal for finding new ways for the fabrication of custom sensors that can be shaped and sized to the desired application, while providing high fidelity response for real-time applications.

PLK-DMI Music Applications

 

Whether this is about inpsired, augmented or alternate instruments, PLK-Resources and development tools let you design you own sizes and shapes of sensors to be used as parameters selectors or else as dynamic touch sensors for real-time sounds triggers and control.
This takes efficient materials, sensors and DSP to provide the most sensitive and responsive but efficient and "playable" Digital Music Instruments Design.

 

Computers-control peripherals

Based on our experience building DMIs, we were also able to explore ideas and tools for the production of exiting or alternate computer peripherals equipped with touch buttons and analog/position sensing such as keyboards, mouses, touchpads or else various gamepads and gaming controllers.
The reproductions of Keyboards and Controller arrays through fast analog multiplexing of force paper sensor arrays design, enabling to build a fully customizable multi-touch controller that can for instance complete your keyboard wwith shortcuts, sound triggering, etc...

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Video Game Controllers


Specific interfaces developped to be plugged onto modified  PS GamePads could thus be design to provide more immersive
 

Pannel Controls

 

Home-Automation

 

Immersive spaces

 

 

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