Soft Circuits: Crafting E-fashion With Diy Electronics

Hardcover | October 10, 2014

byKylie Peppler, Melissa Gresalfi, Katie Salen Tekinbas

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Soft Circuits introduces students to the world of wearable technology. Using Modkit, an accessible DIY electronics toolkit, students learn to create e-textile cuffs, "electrici-tee" shirts, and solar-powered backpacks. Students also learn the importance of one component to the whole -- how, for example, changing the structure of LED connections immediately affects the number of LEDs that light up.

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Soft Circuits introduces students to the world of wearable technology. Using Modkit, an accessible DIY electronics toolkit, students learn to create e-textile cuffs, "electrici-tee" shirts, and solar-powered backpacks. Students also learn the importance of one component to the whole -- how, for example, changing the structure of LED c...

Kylie Peppler is Assistant Professor in the Learning Sciences Program and Director of the Creativity Labs at Indiana University Bloomington. Melissa Gresalfi is Associate Professor of Mathematics Education and Learning Sciences at Vanderbilt University. Katie Salen Tekinbas is Professor in the School of Computing and Digital Media at D...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:408 pages, 9 × 8 × 0.88 inPublished:October 10, 2014Publisher:The MIT PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0262027844

ISBN - 13:9780262027847

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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.