Paper-thin, flexible electronics modules can add tech to any surface

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This is part of a series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.

Any complex electronic device is essentially a collection of modules that each perform a particular task, which is why kits that make assembling circuits — such as Circuit Stickers, for example — are becoming popular for those without the knowledge to build them themselves. The latest iteration is Printoo, an Arduino-compatible set of prototyping modules that can be attached to any object to give it various smart capabilities. Developed by Portugal-based Ynvisible, the system includes various 'blocks' ranging from batteries and wireless connectors to solar panels and sensors (there's a full list here). Each module is thin and flexible, meaning…

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