Digital Materials & Electronics ☆

Build Make Explore…Electronics Workshop with Deren Guler.

Adding new materials and techniques to your teaching repertoire is inspiring and exciting. Deren Guler’s Invent-abling project is devoted to teaching people how to work with smart materials and electronics in unconventional ways. The goal is to enable them to create new interactions through craft and design.

On Thursday, April 3, Deren led a group of preservice educators, and other teachers and technologists, in a material exploration workshop. We made circuits with conductive paint, sensors, leds, and paper.

Deren is a physicist, designer and educator based in New York. She is interested in researching and developing technology that uses interactivity and computation to explore nature from a playful and sustainable approach. Find out more about her work at