Novalia who has already created an awesome interactive drum poster (which can be seen in action after the jump), as well as other interactive innovative creations. Has this week announced that it’s currently developing a paper thin printable keyboard which it hopes to launch later this year.
The Novalia printed keyboard uses a matrix on the rear and metal plates with the circuit embossed to carry the special conductive ink. The keyboards have been designed to be printed on standard print machines deigned for high volumes, and any image can be printed on the paper, it doesn’t have to be the QWERTY keyboard you see below.
The top layer of printing in the prototype is the keyboard or desired picture and on the reverse is the printed circuit. Both sides are printed at the same time and the printing process allows the designs to be printed at 100m a minute, offering a much faster production time when compared to other similar printed electronic circuits using similar technology.
The Novalia printed keyboard is equipped with a Nordic Semiconductor chip which handles both the Bluetooth connectivity and the input processing. Because the technology used in the Novalia printed keyboard is capacitive the printed keyboard can be positioned behind glass if required, offering a wealth of possible applications.
For more information on the new technologies Novalia is working on jump over to the Novalia website for details.
The Novali Drum Poster is available to purchase for £45 direct from the Novalia website.