What is LIMBERboard?
LIMBERboard was born out of our love for the maker movement. We’ve been so inspired by the burgeoning community of programmers, engineers and hackers in recent years and wanted to create a product for them. LIMBERboard was designed for flexibility and wearability and we’re excited to offer makers a platform to build projects featuring those capabilities. Wearable technology is a rapidly growing field and at Infinite Corridor Technology (ICT) we know that the maker community will shape the wearable future.
What Can You Do With LIMBERboard?
LIMBERboard is the perfect tool for wearable projects like health monitors, activity monitors, impact detectors and more. The Bluetooth featured in our first iteration also allows you to send data from the microprocessor to a smartphone making LIMBERboard great for all mobile projects. Despite its many capabilities, we’ve developed LIMBERboard to weigh less than a nickel so it’s ideal for applications that need to be lightweight.
The Technical Stuff
LIMBERboard is a two-layer stretchable flex printed circuit board employing ICT's patent-pending geometric patterning technology for creating wearable electronics. Our market-ready LIMBERboard will feature a mini-USB port for programming and will be programmable using the arduino environment.
Our first LIMBERboard includes:
- ATMega168 microprocessor
- 3-axis accelerometer
- Lithium ion battery
- Ability to flex, fold and twist more than 120,000 times while maintaining full functionality
Finite element analysis of LIMBERboard shows that it can bend, stretch and twist over 120,000 times and maintain functionality
After receiving an SBIR award in 2009, ICT has delivered hardware for the defense, medical and fashion accessories industries. With that experience under our belts, the technology developed by our MIT engineers is ready to join the open source movement. We know that crowdfunding is the best way for us to interact with our customer base: makers.
We are so excited to use this platform to engage with you and hear how you want to use LIMBERboard, and use that feedback to inform our direction.