gadgITERATION is creative technology for novices centered in experimentation with electronic circuitry and interaction design.
Our Parsons Design and Technology (D+T) team believes, that for sustained inquiry and making, under-served or under-resourced youth best engage through their own interests, especially in the context of creativity generation and STEM learning. The program includes partners, MOUSE, The Brooklyn College Community Partnership at BCAL, the Education Department at Wagner College, and The Parsons Scholars Program. Our microcontroller, The NoiseMaker, provides easy, low-cost access to basic exploration of computer engineering and interaction design. Our program, gadgITERATION, nurtures peer-based collaboration, articulation, and transfer of skills and knowledge in engineering and design. The project is generously supported by The Hive Digital Media and Learning Fund in The New York Community Trust, AMT-Parsons School of Design, and Google.