Craft Tech Lab
2015
 

Discovery Learning Center

1B 10-1B 14

Department of Computer Science

University of Colorado, Boulder



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Craft technology is our term for the interweaving of computation with craft materials. This blending can take many forms, including the application of specialized software to aid in the design and construction of crafts (such as mechanical toys and paper sculpture) and in the creation of craft objects with embedded intelligence. Our particular interests lie in the educational realm - that is, we are especially interested in extending the landscape of children's craft activities

 

ACTIVE Projects


JavaGami


Paper Mechatronics, in collaboration with Lawrence Hall of Science


Math on a Sphere, in collaboration with NOAA and the Lawrence Hall of Science.


Pervasive Computing in Health Informatics, in collaboration with Katie Siek, Indiana U.


Previous Projects:

PopCad/UCube

EasiGami

PlushBot

LilyPad Arduino

Craftopolis

The Code Road

3D Zoetrope

LaserBall

E-Textiles

PopUp Workshop

Sewing Circuits

Smart Tiles


PEOPLE


Faculty:

Mike Eisenberg

Ann Eisenberg


Collaborators:

Antranig Basman

Leah Buechley

Mark Gross, Director, CU Boulder ATLAS Institute

Sherry Hsi, Research Director, Lawrence Hall of Science

Hilary Peddicord, NOAA

Katie Siek, Indiana U.

Tom Yeh , CU Boulder Sikuli Lab


Doctoral Students:

Swamy Ananthanarayan

HyunJoo Oh

Jeeeun Kim


Alumni:

Ph.D:

Ben Leduc-Mills, SparkFun

Yingdan Huang, GroupOn

Nwanua Elumeze, Aniomagic

Leah Buechley, Creator of the LilyPad Arduino

Sue Hendrix

Glenn Blauvelt

Tom Wrensch, Red Dog Networks

Chris DiGiano, Google

Jules DiBiase, SU2C


M.S.:

Ted Chen, Google

Michelle Redick

Mike MacFerrin


NSF EAGER Grant:  Paper Mechatronics:  Creating High-Low Tech Design Kits to Promote Engineering Education.  PI:  Sherry Hsi.  Co-PIs:  Mike Eisenberg, Nikolaus Correll.  NSF Award 1451463.  Oct. 1, 2014-Sept. 30, 2015.  $233K.


NSF Grant in Smart Health and Wellbeing Program: "Health Sense: Motivating Health Awareness in Children through Wearable Computing" (PI: Prof. K. Siek.) $597,715.00/3 years, 9/1/2012-8/31/2015.


"Math on a Sphere: an Interactive Exploration of 3D Surfaces for Public Audiences". National Science Foundation (Informal Science Education [ISE]), NSF Award DRL1114388. Nov. 2011-October 2013. Amount: $243,981/2 years


PILOT:  Construction made Simple(r):  Interfaces, Devices, and Infrastructure for Beginning Fabrication.  National Science Foundation.  Sept. 2009-August 2013.  [$368K/3 years]


CURRENT GRANTS