The ultra-thin, 3D-printed Lightpaper could have a wide range of applications—if we could just figure out what they are.
The paper-thin Lightpaper, which can be applied on almost any surface, is made by combining ink and tiny LEDs and then printing the mixture on a conductive layer. When a current runs through the paper, the tiny, randomly-placed diodes will illuminate.
One problem with the material, however, is the random dispersions of the diodes, which causes the light to have a sort of shimmery effect. While Rohinni CMO Nick Smoot believes the shimmering will not be a problem for many applications, the team is working on a way to place the diodes more precisely to create a steady light.
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