We told you about the Teagueduino, a soderless arduino kit, earlier this year and were excited to attend a workshop led by co-creators Adam Kumpf and Matt Wolfe of TEAGUE held at this year's 2011 IDSA International conference.
It was amazing to see a room full of industrial designers of all ages and backgrounds being thrown into the sometimes frustrating, always delightful act of making with little more than a two-minute introduction from the creators. Fully relying on trial and error, by the end of the hour we saw dimmable paper lamps, speakers made out of overturned cups and scotchtape and a white light disco lamp operated by three designers coordinating LEDs on knobs. Like kids in a candy store, designers clamored to get upgrades half-way through the workshop—sliders, launch switches and lasers.
As they explain in our exclusive video interview, the Teagueduino is a great toolkit for people to learn about arduino and development, but more importantly, get down to the business of making things.
A great rapid prototyping and exploration tool, Teagueduino allows you, without any real electrical engineering or programming background, to get in, start making stuff and focus on the interactive experience. -Matt Wolfe, Teague
With a little more than two weeks left in their Kickstarter campaign, the Teaguduino team has more than doubled their initial fundraising goal. Get in on the preorder and get a full kit for a pledge of only $160!
Check out some of the great projects that have been created with the Teagueduino after the jump. Our favorite? Their riff on Nintendo classic Super Mario Brothers—a Video Game in a Box.