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Go bananas! Judging the Young ICT Explorers award

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

 

Last weekend I was excited to be invited to be a judge in the Young ICT Explorers awards for the 2nd time. It’s a fun day where school kids get to show off their technology creations to professionals in the ICT industry. I met many inspiring young people, and ate lollies and cupcakes for lunch! I judged the year 10-12 category, and had fun getting demos from all the young ones!

My fave of the day was a game that was developed by three 10 year olds – the controllers for the game were bananas! Yes, actual bananas! So very creative and cool. First I had to get wired up, connecting myself to the game via an electronic circuit on my shirt. 

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Then I received the important instructions on how to play using a different banana for up, down, left and right.Image

It is actually harder than it looks! Yes the sharks ate me 🙂Image

My new engineer friend Prachi also had a a go, so much fun 🙂

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More pics of the day here

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Monday, May 27th, 2013

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