Paper Mechatronics is a novel design medium, enabled by recent advances in craft technologies that integrates traditional educational papercrafts with mechanical design, electronic engineering, and computational thinking. In this Cyberlearning EAGER project, the project team is exploring and developing foundations for using “paper mechatronics” as a learning technology. Paper mechatronics makes possible a craft-oriented approach to engineering and computing education that integrates key concepts from mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, control systems, and computer programming, while using paper as the primary material for learner design, exploration, and inquiry.
In the Rockies of the University of Colorado at Boulder
- Mike Eisenberg, PI. Director of Craft Technology Lab and CS Professor
- Mark Gross, Director of ATLAS Institute and CS Professor
- Nikolaus Correll, CS Assistant Professor at Correll Lab
- Ann Eisenberg, Designer & Faculty, Craft Technology Lab
- HyunJoo Oh, PhD Student at Craft Technology Lab and ATLAS Institute
On the West Coast
- Sherry Hsi, PI. Senior Research Scientist at the The Concord Consortium
- AJ Almaguer, Matt Chilbert, and Andrew Milne from the TechHive Studio
This material is based in part upon work supported by the National Science Foundation through Award #1451463. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.