Fall 2010, 2009

Technology is increasingly shaped and developed by users who design, build, and hack their own devices, and the goal of this class is to understand, contribute to, and support these creative communities. We will focus on tools that empower people to design and build their own technology. Along the way, we will investigate the psychology of creativity and motivation and examine hardware toolkits, software toolkits, open-source technologies, fabrication devices, and manufacturing/distribution models.

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