Today was Young ICT Explorers judging for QLD. This is my 3rd year as a judge. It’s great to see so many young people getting excited with technology and building cool stuff. It’s also great to recognise a bunch of the kids that have come back year after year with new and exciting ideas.
This year I’m judging grade 8-9 and some great projects to be had. Here’s just a sample of the ones I saw on the day.
Brynlea with her ICTinMe 2 project which is a robot driven with body motion with Kinect. I had a good chat with Brynlea on this one and pointed her to the v2 which she was most excited about. Great to see her learning C#, Visual Studio and Kinect !
We had a star-trek inspired radiation counter made with a 3D printer with some very wicked soldering skills.
Nitro Fox was a cool little platformer following Dave who could transform into a fox.
Daniel – who created a phone app to brighten people’s mood with inspiring messages.