Short Circuits (Hardcover)

Crafting e-Puppets with DIY Electronics (John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning)

By Kylie Peppler, Katie Salen Tekinbas, Melissa Gresalfi

Mit Press, 9780262027830, 347pp.

Publication Date: October 17, 2014

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Tools and methods for creating electronic puppets.

Short Circuits offers students opportunities to undertake physical computing projects, providing tools and methods for creating electronic puppets. Students learn how to incorporate microprocessors into everyday materials and use them to enhance their language and writing skills with shadow puppet shows featuring their own DIY flashlights.

About the Author

Kylie Peppler is Assistant Professor in the Learning Sciences Program and Director of the Creativity Labs at Indiana University Bloomington. Katie Salen Tekinbaş is Professor in the School of Computing and Digital Media at DePaul University and Executive Director of Institute of Play. Melissa Gresalfi is Associate Professor of Mathematics Education and Learning Sciences at Vanderbilt University. Rafi Santo is a doctoral student in the Learning Sciences Program at Indiana University Bloomington.