Ynvisible Interactive and Electroninks bring electrochromics to educational consumer electronics
Ynvisible Interactive Inc. (Vancouver, Canada), a leader in in electrochromic interfaces and printed electronics, announces a partnership with Electroninks and their consumer product line, Circuit Scribe, a market leader in educational consumer electronics and electronic inks. The collaboration creates a unique opportunity to integrate electrochromics into the Electronink’s Circuit Scribe Kits aimed at consumer markets.
“Electroninks’ approach to introducing electronic inks and printed electronic components all the way into the hands of consumers is game-changing,” said Jani-Mikael Kuusisto, CEO of Ynvisible Interactive. “We are excited to partner with Electroninks with the aim of bringing electrochromics technology to a wide audience of designers, makers, students, and electronics hobbyists; and with the ultimate target of making our brands globally recognided household brands.”
In 2013 Electroninks launched Circuit Scribe, a line of educational kits designed to help children learn about electronics. Based around a pen that draws with conductive silver ink to create electrical connections between electronic components on paper or plastics, Circuit Scribe is now a well-known name in the worlds of STEM, maker fairs, for project based learning and educational toys. The kits are used in schools and households around the world. Traditionally, electrochromics has not been available in the consumer space. The partnership between Electroninks and Ynvisible provides a unique opportunity for users around the world to familiarise themselves with electrochromics in a fun and interactive way.
Electroninks Circuit Scribe brand will begin offering 7-segment modular electrochromic displays as a component of their pen-on-paper prototyping kits. The 7-segment displays will be seamlessly integrated into existing Circuit Scribe kits and allows users to easily create a variety of applications focused on numeric displays. The partners are also exploring further electrochromic product concepts.
“We’re excited to work with Ynvisible to bring electrochromic materials and products into the Circuit Scribe ecosystem,” said Brett Walker, CEO and Co-Founder of Circuit Scribe and Electroninks. “We look forward to a successful, long-term relationship.”
Caption: Electroninks Circuit Scribe brand will begin offering 7-segment modular electrochromic displays as a component of their pen-on-paper prototyping kits (photo: Ynvisible)