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


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


Tactile Picture Books, in collaboration with Sikuli Lab


Past Projects:

EasiGami

PlushBot

Craftopolis

The Code Road

3D Zoetrope

LaserBall

E-Textiles

PopUp Workshop

Sewing Circuits

Smart Tiles


PEOPLE


Faculty:

Mike Eisenberg

Ann Eisenberg


Collaborators:

Antranig Basman

Tom Yeh , CU Boulder Sikuli Lab

Sherry Hsi, Lawrence Hall of Science

Leah Buechley

Mark Gross, CU Boulder ATLAS Institute

Katie Siek, U. Indiana

Hilary Peddicord, NOAA


Doctoral Students:

Jeeeun Kim

Swamy Ananthanarayan

HyunJoo Oh


Alumni:

Ph.D:

Ben Leduc-Mills, SparkFun

Yingdan Huang, GroupOn

Nwanua Elumeze, Aniomagic

Leah Buechley

Sue Hendrix

Glenn Blauvelt

Tom Wrensch, Google

Chris DiGiano, Google

Julie diBiase


M.S.:

Ted Chen, Google

Michelle Redick

Mike MacFerrin


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