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, under-served or under-resourced youth best engage through their own interests, especially in the context of creativity generation and STEM learning. The pilot included our partners, MOUSE, The Brooklyn College Community Partnership at BCAL, 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 Hive NYC through The New York Community Trust.