About

Ben Leduc-Mills is a researcher in the education department at SparkFun Electronics where he investigates strategies to infuse learning spaces with more hands-on activities. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he worked in the Craft Technology Lab building toys aimed at getting children involved in designing objects for 3D printing. Prior to Colorado Ben spent time in New York City, working at Eyebeam, a premier art and technology center, and earning his Master’s degree from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), a hotbed of the DIY and maker movements. Ben has taught, presented, and published at numerous academic conferences, Maker Faires, hackerspaces, universities, and other informal learning spaces on building and teaching emerging technology to children and incorporating it into learning spaces of all shapes and sizes.