DIY Electronics

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Project 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.​​
Program - Electrical Engineering
Division - Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering
Field of Study - ​Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Bio Engineering, Computer Science (Robotics, Automation), Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering), Physics, Material Science and Engineering

About the
Researcher

Muhammad Mustafa Hussain

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Muhammad Mustafa Hussain
Prof. Hussain's research is in transformational electronics and includes discovering new applications for web integrated electronics using CMOS compatible processes to transform materials, device architectures, substrates, waste materials into impactful resources including high-performance flexible-stretchable-transparent-reconfigurable inorganic nanoelectronics and nanoelectronic systems.

Desired Project Deliverables

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