The future is... $0.01 CPUs made of plastic

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Only about as many gates as 4004 but at least they'll be cheap! 

 

https://spectrum.ieee.org/plastic-microprocessor

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Ah, even more plastic waste...

 

Neil

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1 cent for voltage regulators.

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It is the plastic PCB or the circuit?

 

Circuit must be conductive.

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They'd better be at least 8bits and FAR less than $0.01, since you can already buy $0.03 8bit microcontrollers that look more-or-less l illke a PIC16C chip...

 

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westfw wrote:
since you can already buy $0.03 8bit microcontrollers that look more-or-less l illke a PIC16C chip...
yes

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westfw wrote:
since you can already buy $0.03 8bit microcontrollers that look more-or-less l illke a PIC16C chip...
In the article they tout the flexibility of plastic as being one of the USPs. Imagine a chip curved round the outside of a can of Coke or something ;-)

 

(wow: just had a lucid patent idea - a Coke can that uses the metal of the can as an audio device so it can play a marketing message as you drink it. You heard it here first!)

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My patent idea, then, is to use the coke as the electrolyte in the battery :D

 

Neil

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And the micro controls the built-in servo to automatically open the coke can, when it reads my fingerprint grasping the can.

 

JC

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barnacle wrote:

My patent idea, then, is to use the coke as the electrolyte in the battery :D

But would the Coke be safe to drink after it's used as an electrolyte? (not that Coke is particularly safe to drink as it is... wink)

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DocJC wrote:

And the micro controls the built-in servo to automatically open the coke can, when it reads my fingerprint grasping the can.

 

JC

How would you get it out of the store? Oh yeah... CC starts selling gloves.

Ross McKenzie, Melbourne Australia

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christop wrote:
But would the Coke be safe to drink after it's used as an electrolyte

 

That's a problem for Marketing.

 

Neil (thinking what the other electrode could be in an aluminium/phosphoric acid primary cell...)

Last Edited: Fri. Jun 24, 2022 - 05:22 AM
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OK but what about the performance?

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barnacle wrote:

My patent idea, then, is to use the coke as the electrolyte in the battery :D

 

Neil

 

Damn... https://patents.google.com/paten...

 

Neil

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clawson wrote:
a Coke can that uses the metal of the can as an audio device so it can play a marketing message as you drink it

 

They can add other escapades to this, for example, showing marketing films on $0.01 can display.

Last Edited: Sat. Jun 25, 2022 - 08:22 AM
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grohote wrote:
They can add other escapades to this, for example, showing marketing films on $0.01 can display.
The quantity values around that.

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