- 08.25.2013SLATE System and Toolkit setup materials publicly released
We are pleased to announce the release of the SLATE System and Toolkit setup documentation and source code for public use (detailshere). The distribution contains schematics and source code for assembling the SLATE frame and our award-winning Mechanix Toolkit, as well as instructions for creating a new toolkit of your own design!
- 05.05.2013Mechanix presented at CHI 2013
- 02.10.2013Mechanix to be presented at CHI 2013
- 09.16.2012SLATE introduces Mechanix Reflection
After a considerable period of research, design, and implementation, we are pleased to announce the creation of Mechanix Reflection, a new version of the Mechanix software that introduces alternative ways for kids to share and reflect on their designs through audio recordings, abstracted replay, reification, and juxtaposition. Our preliminary research results have demonstrated the positive impact these interfaces can have on engagement and learning for children.
- 07.20.2011SLATE receives kickstarter funding!
- 06.25.2011Mechanix presented at IDC 2011
We were pleased to attend and present our research findings on the affordances of Mechanix for collaboration and learning at IDC 2011, the tenth international conference for Interaction Design and Children, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
- 05.23.2011SLATE launches kickstarter campaign
We have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the next phase of SLATE. Our primary goal is to prepare the system for use in schools and museums. Check out our new video and funding rewards on ourkickstarter page and share the link with your friends!
- 05.22.2011SLATE wins Education Award at Maker Faire!
- 03.25.2011SLATE to be presented at Maker Faire Bay Area 2011
- 03.13.2011Mechanix to be presented at IDC 2011
- 03.09.2011SLATE presented at Cyberlearning Conference
- 01.25.2011Mechanix presented at TEI 2011
- 12.09.2010Mechanix featured in Stanford University News
In recognition of our Disney Learning Challenge Award and our acceptance to TEI, Mechanix was featured on the Stanford University home page under the title "Hooking Children on Engineering". The article, which continues to be featured on the Stanford School of Education site, may be accessed below: An award-winning interactive display created by Stanford students is rapidly gaining notice for its imaginative approach to teaching children engineering design. . .
- 12.06.2010SLATE to be presented at Cyberlearning Conference
- 10.12.2010Mechanix to be presented at TEI '11
- 07.28.2010Mechanix wins Disney Research Innovation Award!