Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D-Printed 'CurveBoards' for Easier Electronics Prototyping
Researchers from MIT have invented a way to integrate breadboards, the flat platforms widely used for electronics prototyping, directly onto physical products. Their aim is to provide a faster, easier way to test circuit functions and better evaluate how circuits will look and feel on physical products that users interact with. The new "CurveBoards" can be designed by custom software, 3D printed, and directly integrated into the surface of physical objects, such as smart watches, bracelets, helmets, headphones, and even flexible electronics.