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In this paper, the authors argue that physical fabrication can be productively interwoven into a computer science curriculum. They present two project-based courses that the authors have taught: things that think, a course in the creation of novel educational artifacts for children, and Leonardo da Vinci: the Engineer, a course devoted to the engineering work of the great Renaissance artist. Both courses involve a substantial degree of computer-aided physical fabrication. In the first course, projects focus on embedding computation into physical objects; in the second, the focus is on recreating great ideas of engineering through the use of up-to-date construction tools and devices.
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