eCrafting Circles (2013) integrates fine arts, design, engineering and technology into science education. The project intends to form informal learning and making collectives that share new designs using electronic textiles and printed electronics. The project offers a new model for informal science education that can serve underserved groups inside and outside of schools and science museums and ultimately intends to build an online community that can scale up locally and nationwide. Our design making & sharing portal ecrafting.org is launched on February 2014 for initial testing.
eCrafting Circles is a collaborative project with Dr. Yasmin Kafai (Penn Graduate School of Education) and Dr. Karen Elinich (from the Franklin Institute) and is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No.1238172.