Invention Literacy

Jay Silver
May 16, 2016 · 5 min read
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12-Year-Old inventing a mushroom user interface in a workshop I ran in Taiwan

Invention Literacy Explained to El Pais

Epilogue — Middle School Analysis

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Reactions by 13-year-old Texans to the above Invention Literacy essay
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First: An ordinary pencil turned computational by thumbtacking a circuit into the graphite “wire” running through the middle. Second: A musical straw invented by a freshman in a workshop I ran in Boston. Third: A sink turned turned into a Theremin by sending electrons through the metal & flowing water. Summary: All these examples use the Drawdio circuit, which I invented specifically to teach Invention Literacy.

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Jay Silver is Founder/CEO of JoyLabz/Makey Makey and was the first ever Maker Research Scientist at Intel.

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