Igniting the Maker Spirit: Design and Pilot Deployment of the Kappa Tangible Electronics Prototyping Kit


We introduce Kappa, an electronic tangible interface development kit designed to promote computational thinking for school students. Kappa enables students to create interactive games, animated stories and musical instruments using physical objects. We discuss the design considerations, the working mechanism and the need for such a toolkit in technology education. We also discuss results and observations from a pilot deployment of the kit in a school in urban India in a project-based learning context.

Proceedings - IEEE 10th International Conference on Technology for Education, T4E 2019