Wonderful Student Projects from students at the University of Washington #MakerEducation
A big thanks to Professor Andrew Davidson from the University of Washington who sent over recent projects his students developed using Adafruit parts!
We are both delighted and impressed by the work – I especially dig the Open Beds project by David Harris, which is “A real-time shelter occupancy system that displays information about vacancies in shelters, emergencies, and the temperature outside.”
In the Autumn 2016 edition of HCDE 539 – Physical Computing and Prototyping, students designed and built interactive prototypes of a smart city or smart home system.
All of the projects were implemented using the Arduino micro-controller with assorted sensors and actuators from a custom kit of parts assembled for us by Adafruit.com. The kit details are here: Arduino Kit. (Some projects used additional components, from our lab or sourced elsewhere.)
We held an open studio during the last meeting of the course (December 5, 2016) to showcase all of the projects. The Zombie Apocalypse was narrowly averted, with a lively exchange of creative, clever, and well-crafted ideas.
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