Napkin PC


Napkin PC

The Napkin PC is an idea for a next generation personal computer that was entered by Avery Holleman into the 2009 Next-Gen PC Design Competition and won first prize, the Chairman's Award. The award was personally awarded by Microsoft Founder, Bill Gates. There is currently no plan to build the device, as at the present time, it remains a concept. The technology is based on current objects such as touch-sensitive materials, wireless components and electronic ink.

Design

The Napkin PC consists of a wireless base station (sometimes called a "napkin holder") filled with the so-called napkins. The napkins require extremely little power.[1] The napkins are also modular, so many of them can be hung up on a wall to create a much larger display. While doodling, users can sign their name to load personal data and settings. The Napkin PC heavily relies on the use of e-paper. The e-paper does not use a battery, but a single-layer flexible circuit board. The pen can wirelessly power the napkin when it comes into range. [2]

References

  1. ^ http://www.tuvie.com/napkin-pc-concept-by-avery-holleman-has-won-microsoft-next-gen-pc-design-competition/
  2. ^ http://www.physorg.com/news118766237.html

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