Understanding High School Students' Reading, Remixing, and Writing Codeable Circuits for Electronic Textiles
ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education
In this paper, we examine students? learning about computing by designing, coding, and remixing electronic textiles with sensor inputs and light outputs. We conducted a workshop with 23 high school students ages 16-17 years who learned how to craft and code circuits with the LilyPad Arduino, an electronic textile construction kit. Our analyses not only confirm significant increases in students' understanding of functional circuits but also showcase students' ability in reading, remixing and writing program code for controlling circuits. In our discussion, we address opportunities and challenges of introducing codeable circuit design for integrating maker activities that include engineering and computing into K-12 classrooms.
+Litts, B.K., Kafai, Y.B, *Lui, D., *Walker, J. T., & Widman, S.A. (2017). Understanding High School Students Reading, Remixing, and Writing Codeable Circuits for Electronic Textiles. In Proceedings of 2017 ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (381-386). ACM. doi: 10.1145/3017680.3017740