provides opportunities for a broad public to creatively explore robotics and sensing technologies through hands-on activities and develop prototypes that demonstrate how these technologies might be used to address community issues.
Lawrenceville, Summer 2007
The Lawrenceville Project was the first of the Neighborhood Networks programs and focused on the Lawrenceville neighborhood in Pittsburgh. Through the program, approximately 14 residents met one evening a week for seven weeks during the summer of 2007 at the Stephen Foster Community Center to explore how sensing and robotic technologies might be applied to issues and conditions in their neighborhood.
View the Lawrenceville, Summer 2007 Project Page
Braddock Fall/Winter 2007
For the first Neighborhood Networks program in Braddock, we worked with youth to explore how online media technologies and the GigaPansystem (a robotic camera and sharing site) could be used to tell stories, document issues, and creatively define for themselves an identity for the Braddock neighborhood and its community.
View the Braddock, Fall/Winter 2007 Project Page