If they take standard crown corks and are easy to soak off so I can reuse the bottle for home brew beer then I won't be averse to buying them.
Reuse beats recycling every time.
A Cambridge-based printing biz has managed to print little lights onto beer bottle labels that flash as you grab your favourite tipple. Boffins at PragmatIC have been able to print working electronic circuits onto biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP), which detect pressure from fingers and run the lights to create the …
Most serious drinkers have a preferred brand, and not much but a traitorous new recipie will shift their taste.
Kids are the market to aim at :- Packaging for every junk food under the sun. Use a laminated capacitor (a new dilectric membrane shows enormous promise) and induction power while on the shelves.
Greeting cards. Advertising fliers. all the drech and blech you could never wish for.
But also product age indicators, cheap disposable slap on medical monitors attached to an adhesive bandage. $5 EKG machine. $0.50 heartrate monitor. $10 EEG. Even an entire sticking plaster defibulator for a few dollars might be possible.
"The BOPP film, manufactured by Innovia (which owns the UK trademark on cellophane), can then be wrapped around any product but it looks best on a bottle."
...and the Kinect can do all sorts of stuff, but it's really best as a game accessory. Adafruit needs to put up a bounty for reverse engineering this with home 3d printers.
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