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Making Wireless Toys

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The wireless toys class with some of their creations.

Making Wireless Toys was a Collaborative Studio which designed, sewed, and soldered interactive soft toys. It looked at, surveyed, play-tested, and dissected mainstream and designer toys. The class will focus specifically on “interactive-plush toys” and “wireless tactile interfaces.” Most of the work was hands-on with basic electronics, as well as, designing, sewing, and stuffing soft toys. It examined the core interaction principles prevalent in today’s toy industry and digital culture. By making real stuffed-toys, students deepened their understanding of physical interactivity.

For more information, please visit the Making Wireless Toys Blog

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