DIY Electronics

DIY Electronics

Internship Description

We all use electronics. But why electronics design is not pervasive? If we look around, you will see that there are so many innovations taking place with software technology: social media, ecommerce, Apps, etc. The fundamental tenant of software and computer engineering is to empower all. One learns a language (acquires a skill) and has an idea – just makes that happen. We all have tangible problems in our daily life as an individual and as a community. Electronics can empower us, help us to solve those challenges. Therefore, we have to make electronics simple: easy to understand and to learn and more importantly easy to implement. Because such electronics can then be used (same as programing language) by commoners to democratize electronics. In that regard, recently we demonstrated recyclable materials based paper skin which can function like a natural skin. We see tremendous potential with such materials and we are calling them DO IT YOURSELF (DIY) Electronics. Using various recyclable materials and simplifying complex electronics, we envision to make plug and play DIY Electronics which can be used by all and in that way, we will have citizen science. This is the project for true innovators – those who imagine and make.

Deliverables/Expectations

Literature survey, programing, fabrication, material and device analysis, device characterization, system integration, oral and written reports.

Faculty Name

Muhammad Mustafa Hussain