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Old 1st August 2008, 02:02 PM   #1
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Default This is very interesting

How interesting?
Check it out,
http://www.physorg.com/news135927474.html

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Old 2nd August 2008, 08:32 AM   #2
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This is very interesting
Thanks for the link!

At first I thought it was a joke (we tell Portagee jokes in Hawaii). But no, it's the real thing.

Hard to imagine where paper based transistors might take us. Do they sound better than silicon transistors?
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Old 2nd August 2008, 09:08 AM   #3
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Yep I saw it a few days ago on endgadget, I wonder if it will be of any use outside of big fancy factories though...
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Old 17th September 2008, 04:17 PM   #4
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Next up: Corrugated cardboard desktop computers...
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Old 9th October 2008, 12:55 AM   #5
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Next up: Corrugated cardboard desktop computers...
I saw some at a furniture store the other day.... Yeah I see all the music playing birthday cards at the store for $5, but that is hefty price for a card. I recall the excitement when they made the transducer for that. I'm always amazed at how long it takes this kind of stuff to get mainstream if at all, I like to watch Japan they are much faster. On the other hand I use my cell for talking, I hate all the camera and other garbage on it when it can't keep up a call outside of town, or the tiny battery goes dead so fast.
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On the other hand I use my cell for talking, I hate all the camera and other garbage on it when it can't keep up a call outside of town, or the tiny battery goes dead so fast.


My cel is 7 years old... i'm not looking forward to the day when i can't patch it up anymore.

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Old 9th October 2008, 09:20 AM   #7
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Paper transistors takes the "green shift" to the next level for sure


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My cel is 7 years old... i'm not looking forward to the day when i can't patch it up anymore.
My fingers are too dang big for the new phones

The wife's phone is quite impossible for me to use unless I use a pencil for the keys.

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Old 9th October 2008, 02:27 PM   #8
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My cel is 7 years old... i'm not looking forward to the day when i can't patch it up anymore.

dave
Lol, I've never bought one either, this is the third one I've gotten for free from someone who got a new one. Two of them were some other carrier I switched over....have to be sneaky and have the right phone. They are mostly all CDMA here. Yes I hate it when form overcomes function on an item you use a lot. They shutdown analog cellular here now and then you have tiny phones that have a hard time reaching with digital signals, but then the cell companies here have always been half baked. If it does not increase revenue they don't want it on the phone, or better yet they change the software so it does not function....nice way to please your customers. All the junk they add to it and it can't make calls as well and battery life suffers.

Now I wonder if they will come up with waterproof paper for this? Certainly is not that durable but I suppose they would use for things that do not matter. Makes for some pretty interesting uses people can dream up.
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Now I wonder if they will come up with waterproof paper for this? Certainly is not that durable but I suppose they would use for things that do not matter.

Think of caps: paper in oil, electrolytics...

Do they matter?
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Think of caps: paper in oil, electrolytics...

Do they matter?
One time my kid dropped a little toy radio type thing in a pool. I grabbed it and peeled the cover off, set it in the sun to dry it was hot out. In the couple minutes it took me a couple resistors rotted right off. Later I found replacements and fixed it....but I can imagine a paper board in there and what would happen. I guess if it is cheap enough you can toss it, then again the owner suffers loss and the landfill fills up....I get tired of disposable items like that. But maybe I am thinking of the wrong uses for this. I guess this might lend itself to dipping the whole finished board into something, that would be easy to do if connections/heatsinks were dealt with. Now if you could print it on the back of those plastic sheet solar cells and use the greeting card transducers, you could have a stereo radio right in the solar cell, all in a sheet of thick paper/plastic/etc.
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