The student and staff team from the School of Engineering and Digital Arts brought Printed Electronics to over 1000 young people and their families at the Big Bang Fair at the NEC in Birmingham. School pupils were shown how future wireless electronic tag circuits can be screen printed onto cardboard using environmentally friendly conducting inks. This printed RFID technology is the same as that used in Marathon race timing and automatic parcel tracking.
The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair is the UK’s largest celebration of STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) for young people. The fair takes place annually in March. It is led by EngineeringUK in partnership with over 200 organisations across government, industry, education and the wider science and engineering community.