Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Another bumper year for electronics projects in New Zealand
Posted on 8-Nov-2011 14:56 | Tags Filed under: News


Another bumper year for electronics projects in New Zealand
The eleventh annual ETITO Bright Sparks Awards saw a fantastic array of entries from all across the country, with finalists invited to showcase their projects online with pictures and video at www.brightsparks.org.nz.

The Awards ceremony at Jade in Christchurch on Tuesday evening was an opportunity to display their projects in front of representatives from the hi-tech industry and universities, teachers, parents and mentors, and of course – their rivals in the competition.

Ross Petersen, Bright Sparks Manager says each successive year of the awards raises the bar for the next entrants. “It’s like an arms race. A couple of years ago we saw the first projects incorporating software and programming elements. Then we saw touch-screens make an appearance, and now we’re seeing wireless networking, and some of the projects are integrating with cellphone applications. It’s really fantastic to see the progression.”

Among the winners, Lower Hutt youth Reiker von Motschelnitz, who came third equal in the 13-14 years category, came up with a unique robotic dragon that incorporates a complex set of linkages that he designed using 3D CAD.

Reiker’s project is great example of the new kind of self-directed learning that is available to students with the internet. Reiker was able to use source information and advice from people around the world that he put to use on his project – including a professor from UCLA in the US.

The ETITO Bright Sparks Awards inspires school students towards hi-tech careers through a practical, hands-on approach – something that is crucial to New Zealand’s economic future.



More information: http://www.brightsparks.org.nz...




comments powered by Disqus


Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

New Vodafone Broadband Plans
Created by Naithin, last reply by Naithin on 21-Oct-2017 00:41 (52 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Chorus Fibre install
Created by MikeB4, last reply by kryptonjohn on 19-Oct-2017 14:24 (18 replies)
Pages... 2


Obesity in NZ - OECD
Created by Fred99, last reply by gzt on 18-Oct-2017 16:36 (124 replies)
Pages... 7 8 9


Vodafone TV - Is this sky?
Created by wingbat45, last reply by richms on 20-Oct-2017 18:00 (84 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


KRACK - WPA2 essentially cracked.
Created by michaelmurfy, last reply by Paul1977 on 20-Oct-2017 09:28 (76 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


Amazing that some speciality shops in malls survive at all
Created by amiga500, last reply by richms on 20-Oct-2017 23:07 (14 replies)

BlueBourne - CGA Claim advice
Created by vyfster, last reply by Aredwood on 19-Oct-2017 09:34 (122 replies)
Pages... 7 8 9


Decent work ultrabook recommendations
Created by surfercdhick, last reply by Batman on 17-Oct-2017 13:15 (24 replies)
Pages... 2