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The LilyPad Arduino: using computational textiles to investigate engagement, aesthetics, and diversity in computer science educa

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The LilyPad Arduino: using computational textiles to investigate engagement, aesthetics, and diversity in computer science educa
The advent of novel materials (such as conductive fibers) combined with accessible embedded computing platforms have made it possible to re-imagine the landscapes of fabric and electronic crafts--extending these landscapes with the creative range of electronic/computational textiles or etextiles. This paper describes the LilyPad Arduino, a fabricbased construction kit that enables novices to design and build their own soft wearables and other textile artifacts. The kit consists of a microcontroller and an assortment of sensors and actuators in stitch-able packages; these elements can be sewn to cloth substrates and each other with conductive thread to build e-textiles. This paper will introduce the latest version of the kit; reflect on its affordances; present the results of our most recent user studies; and discuss possible directions for future work in the area of personalized e-textile design and its relation to technology education. Author Keywords LilyPad Arduino, computational t...
Leah Buechley, Michael Eisenberg, Jaime Catchen, A
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where CHI
Authors Leah Buechley, Michael Eisenberg, Jaime Catchen, Ali Crockett
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