Reflections of a Maker Educator

Posted on Aug 5, 2015 in Craft, Learning

I wrote this for maker extraordinaire Becca Rose when she was leading an educator workshop on facilitation and making. Resharing in this space and original post is here, down a ways on the page. 1. What is your role as an educator? I wear a few different hats in terms of content: I work with […]

Sensor Mechanics: Lacing

Posted on Jul 17, 2015 in Circuits, Craft, Sensors
Sensor Mechanics: Lacing

Documentation for e-Textile Summer Camp swatches. More coming soon!! Go here for now. Schematic files for Silhouette Studio: Swatch_schematic_Lacing

Lace Me Up eTextile Swatch

Posted on May 31, 2015 in #MakeEveryWeek, Circuits, Craft
Lace Me Up eTextile Swatch

Submitted to the eTextile Summer Camp swatchbook call for entries.

Family Maker Day Kit Design

Posted on May 11, 2015 in Learning, Team Blinky
Family Maker Day Kit Design

Download the PDF!

Family Maker Day at WNYC’s Greene Space

Posted on May 11, 2015 in Circuits, Learning, Team Blinky
Family Maker Day at WNYC’s Greene Space

A family that makes together has more fun together. On Saturday, April 25, Team Blinky hosted its first Family Maker Day in the Greene Space with Note to Self, formerly New Tech City. The event was a huge success! We had over 70 kids and adults in attendance, working together to make simple circuits out […]

#MakeEveryWeek: Human Synth w/Makey Makey bit

Posted on Apr 22, 2015 in #MakeEveryWeek, Craft
#MakeEveryWeek: Human Synth w/Makey Makey bit

The lovely folks over at littleBits asked me to create a project spotlighting the new Makey Makey bit. Designing a wearable instrument was the obvious choice. Here’s the full project write up! Compose and choreograph at the same time! Using conductive fabric, conductive thread, the synth kit and the Makey Makey bit, this wearable instrument […]

Simone Says Interface

Posted on Apr 15, 2015 in Circuits, Craft
Simone Says Interface

A game for the body. More description soon!

#MakeEveryWeek : Redstone Circuits in Minecraft

Posted on Mar 29, 2015 in #MakeEveryWeek, Games
#MakeEveryWeek : Redstone Circuits in Minecraft

Did you know that among all the other amazing things you can do in Minecraft, you can also build CIRCUITS!? They’re called redstone circuits. Using redstone components, you can build working circuits that power light and motion blocks. They contain a power source (a redstone block or torch), a way to move or transmit that […]

POV Fan Prototype

Posted on Feb 27, 2015 in Circuits, Craft
POV Fan Prototype

This project centers around a collection of computationally and electronically enhanced hand fans, which function as props for a speculative storytelling process called “hacking historical objects”. These handcrafted objects carry with them an embedded narrative, which the “hacking” process aims to access and recontextualize. The modified fans are designed to present a new potential future […]

Ohm Sweet Ohm: Interactive Ornament Series Part 1

Posted on Jan 12, 2015 in Craft, Sensors
Ohm Sweet Ohm: Interactive Ornament Series Part 1

Handmade Christmas ornaments often have stories locked inside them, nostalgic promises of memories and modes of being that resurface each year. For me, a combination of kitsch and handcraft formed a powerful imprisoning mechanism. No key could stop the sentimental here. In this series of ornaments, i wanted to play with this intersection by including […]