Link Spotlight: PIE- Playfully Inventing and Exploring with Digital and Other Stuff
Check out the PIE Network website for interesting project ideas around science and the arts. Some potential projects include: musical fruit, light-up dioramas, magic lanterns, mirror gardens, light drums, painting machines, musical gloves, and more. Many, but not all projects, make use of Crickets.
PIE (Playful Invention and Exploration) is an approach to using new technologies that integrates art, science, music, and engineering.
The main goal of PIE is to enable and inspire more people to create, invent, and explore — using a combination of traditional craft materials and new digital technologies.
PIE projects and workshops make use of Crickets, small programmable devices you can use to create your own musical sculptures, interactive jewelry, communicating creatures, and other playful inventions.
The PIE approach was developed through a collaboration of six museums with MIT Media Lab, with support from the National Science Foundation.