Building an Interactive, Friendly Monster

Developed by MIT Media Lab
Have you ever wanted your stuffed animals or other toys to come alive? Now they can! In this course, work with fabric and electronics to make your own interactive friend. You will use conductive thread, felt, lights, speakers and sensors, to make a soft and cuddly monster that responds to you. Learn how to use programming to make your creature play music and glow at your command.

My favorite part of this course is sewing a creature of my own choosing, then making it talk to me in Morse Code. Because I like to make stuffed animals of creatures from my favorite books, and having it talk to me was a plus.
— Participant in Building an Interactive, Friendly Monster

Summer Locations 2017