Short Circuits: Crafting E-puppets With Diy Electronics

Hardcover | October 10, 2014

byKylie Peppler, Katie Salen Tekinbas, Melissa Gresalfi

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Short Circuits offers students opportunities to undertake physical computing projects, providing tools and methods for creating electronic puppets. Students learn how to incorporate microprocessors into everyday materials and use them to enhance their language and writing skills with shadow puppet shows featuring their own DIY flashlights.

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Short Circuits offers students opportunities to undertake physical computing projects, providing tools and methods for creating electronic puppets. Students learn how to incorporate microprocessors into everyday materials and use them to enhance their language and writing skills with shadow puppet shows featuring their own DIY flashli...

Kylie Peppler is Assistant Professor in the Learning Sciences Program and Director of the Creativity Labs at Indiana University Bloomington. Katie Salen Tekinbas is Professor in the School of Computing and Digital Media at DePaul University and Executive Director of Institute of Play. Melissa Gresalfi is Associate Professor of Mathemat...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:392 pages, 9 × 8 × 0.88 inPublished:October 10, 2014Publisher:The MIT PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0262027836

ISBN - 13:9780262027830

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The books in this collection offer wonderful activities for engaging young people in new ways of making, helping them learn to express themselves creatively with new technologies. But even more important, they engage young people in new ways of seeing, helping them develop new perspectives for understanding the world -- and understanding themselves.