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Traditionally, the notion of home crafting connotes the use of " low-tech " materials and techniques; but increasingly, the once-distinct worlds of crafting and computational media have become integrated, to the mutual benefit of both cultures. In this paper, we discuss a wide range of recurring issues in the integration of crafts and computation, drawing… (More)
This paper describes our progress in creating a device called a <i>rototack</i>. In its design, the rototack is an example of a <i>computationally-enhanced craft item</i>: a small, robust, inexpensive, and versatile — but also programmable — physical object for use in a variety of educational and home crafting projects. In particular, the tack… (More)
Fly is a lightweight version of the Smalltalk programming environment. Fly attempts to preserve the benefits of Smalltalk as a development system while making it feasible to develop applications for embedded systems, PDAs, and other limited resource environments. Here we introduce the Fly project and its current and expected results.