CircuitStack : supporting rapid prototyping and evolution of electronic circuits

C. Wang, H.-M. Yeh, B. Wang, T.-Y. Wu, H.-R. Tsai, R.-H. Liang, Y.-P. Hung, M.Y. Chen

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For makers and developers, circuit prototyping is an integral part of building electronic projects. Currently, it is common to build circuits based on breadboard schematics that are available on various maker and DIY websites. Some breadboard schematics are used as is without modification, and some are modified and extended to fit specific needs. In such cases, diagrams and schematics merely serve as blueprints and visual instructions, but users still must physically wire the breadboard connections, which can be time-consuming and error-prone. We present CircuitStack, a system that combines the flexibility of breadboarding with the correctness of printed circuits, for enabling rapid and extensible circuit construction. This hybrid system enables circuit reconfigurability, component reusability, and high efficiency at the early stage of prototyping development.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUIST '16: Proceedings of the 29th Annual Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, 16-19 October 2016, Tokyo, Japan
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-4189-9
Publication statusPublished - 16 Oct 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event29th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST 2016) - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 16 Oct 201619 Oct 2016
Conference number: 29


Conference29th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST 2016)
Abbreviated titleUIST 2016
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  • breadboard, circuit prototyping, conductive ink, hybrid system, printable circuits, reconfigurability, reusability


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