Drawing the TinySynth

Capactive touch button

TinySynth is a project oriented around a paper-craft synthesizer that can be built with a handful of components and conductive inks. It explores the possibilities presented by crafting on a … more


Pu Gong Ying Tu (Dandelion Painting)

Pu Gong Ying Tu is an interactive painting of a dandelion field. When you blow on the white puffs, the seeds disperse and generate new flowers. These flowers begin as … more



The LilyTiny is a small sewable breakout board for ATtiny85 microcontrollers – devices which may be integrated into circuits to enable pre-determined interactions such as lights that flash or areas … more


Textile Sensors

We are exploring ways to build sensors using a variety of crafting and needlework techniques, using affordable and available materials such as conductive threads, yarns, fabrics, and paints.… more


Sew Electric

Sew Electric Books

Sew Electric is a book of hands-on LilyPad Arduino tutorials that bring together craft, electronics, and programming. The book walks you through the process of designing and making a series … more


Microcontrollers as Material

We’ve developed a set of tools and techniques that make it easy to use microcontrollers as an art or craft material, embedding them directly into drawings or other artifacts. We … more


Piezo Powered Tambourine

An electric tambourine that is completely powered by the playing of the instrument. … more


Animated Vines

Animated Vines is an interactive paper installation that comes to life in the presence of a viewer. Normally a static wall hanging, as the viewer approaches the vines begin to … more



TearDrop is a kit that allows people to explore the creative and practical potentials of paper-based computing. What interfaces might we build if we could sketch functional sytems directly on … more




StoryClip is a software-hardware tool that allows you to record sounds and attach them to specific conductive regions in a drawing. Metal clips attach to the edge of a sheet … more