Craft Tech Lab
 

Discovery Learning Center

1B 10-1B 14

Department of Computer Science

University of Colorado, Boulder



Directions

 

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

 

Projects

UCube

JavaGami

EasiGami

Math on a Sphere


Past Projects:

PlushBot

Craftopolis

The Code Road

3D Zoetrope

LaserBall

E-Textiles

PopUp Workshop

Sewing Circuits

Smart Tiles


PEOPLE


Faculty:

Mike Eisenberg

Ann Eisenberg


Visting Scholar:

Antranig Basman


Collaborators:

Tom Yeh , CU Boulder

Sherry Hsi, Lawrence Hall of Science

Leah Buechley, MIT Media Lab

Mark Gross, CMU

Katie Siek, U. Indiana


Doctoral Students:

Ben Leduc-Mills

Jeeeun Kim

Swamy Ananthanarayan


Alumni:

Ph.D:

Yingdan Huang

Nwanua Elumeze

Leah Buechley

Sue Hendrix

Glenn Blauvelt

Tom Wrensch

Chris DiGiano

Julie diBiase


M.S.:

Michelle Redick


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