Low-Cost Conductive Paper Connects the Physical to the Digital

Paper is so last century – but a new technology might just give everyday paper a digital interface. While this may sound like we’ve crossed into the point of “too much technology,” there are some useful applications for cheap digitally interfaced paper both in the classroom and in creative fields.

The technology works by using a conductive paint and a variety of electrodes to transfer writing from the paper onto a digital interface. Currently, each sheet can be manufactured for 30 cents each, but the team behind the project expects that cost to come down significantly as the tech is scaled. You can learn more about how all this works and it’s potential applications in the video below.

Trevor is a civil engineer (B.S.) by trade and an accomplished writer with a passion for inspiring everyone with new and exciting technologies. He is also a published children’s book author and the producer for the YouTube channel Concerning Reality.


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