takin’ the “no” out of technology
The High-Low Tech group at MIT’s Media Lab is all about mixing technology with every day materials and common processes.
They’re out to “democratize engineering” as the High-Low Tech homepage reads, believing that “the future of technology will be largely determined by end-users who will design, build, and hack their own devices.”
Because High-Low Tech wants to broaden the community engaged with tech, their projects never look stereotypically geeky.
The Living Wall (shown above), for example, turns floral wallpaper into an interactive surface — touch a flower to turn on the light, push a leaf for music. (How lovely and girlie living room friendly.)
While the Tear Drop (show below) kit explores paper-based computing, turning doodles into devices. (Tech for first graders!)
It gives a rundown of all the materials, electro parts, components and tools you’d need for your very own electronics prototyping lab.
Plus, there are tutorials for different machines and a bunch of programming skills.