Introducing students to the world of wearable technology.
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.
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 DePaul University and Executive Director of Institute of Play. Rafi Santo is a doctoral student in the Learning Sciences Program at Indiana University Bloomington.