Friday, July 11, 2014

Congratulations Anna!

Anna Strommer, a recent graduate with a Masters degree in ITLS, just accepted a full time job as a Curriculum Designer at BYU Idaho. 

Congratulations, Anna!! We are very proud of you!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Two Students from Craft Technologies (2014) took second prize in the Instructables Sensor contest

Two Students from Craft Technologies (2014) class, Suzanne Fluty and Kenneth Larson, who is also an ITLS graduate student, took second prize in the Instructibles Sensor contest this year. Craft Technology class was taught by Debbie Fields.

This year Instructibles partnered with RadioShack to bring this competition to people working with sensors. "We want to see how the Instructables community integrates sensors into their awesome electronics projects for your chance to win Oscilliscopes, Xbee Kits, GoPros and More!" says their website. 

The competition was open to participants from the US, Canada [excluding Quebec], UK, China, Belgium, the Netherlands, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, India, New Zealand, and Denmark. Every competitor was able to enter multiple projects, but only one prize was possible per participant. 

Suzanne and Kenneth are two of only nine winners in this years contest. Kenneth designed a sensor demo mat for the LilyPad Arduino. It is "a place where [you] can experiment with different sensors", says Kenneth.
To see and download instructions for this project, please visit Kenneth's page on Instructibles website.

Suzanne, on the other hand, created a Tilt Activated Cloud Light. "The term cloud is used loosely," says Suzanne,  "since its a wood box with wire and paper spanning across the bottom to construct my imagined cloudscape." 

To see and download instructions for this project, please visit Suzanne's page on the Instructibles website.