The team has been working really hard over the past few months to make Gateways classroom ready! We have made some big changes from last year, mainly our software. We have switched from LabVIEW to a web based HTML/CSS based software. This new software is much easier for Mrs. Higgins to use! We are going to spend the next few weeks making sure that Gateways will meet the safety standards of a Classroom for Students with Special Needs. Check back into our blog every Tuesday for an update on what Disruptive Innovation is doing!
As some of you may know, we were able to raise enough money to take the entire team to Boston. The entire trip was unforgettable. We got to meet and interact with the other InvenTeams. It was incredible to learn about the inventions that the other InvenTeams had constructed. We also presented our invention process and our prototype to a couple of other InvenTeams, a 2015 National Collegiate Student Prize Winner, and a few other people that attend our session. One of the major events of EurekaFest is the showcase. This is where all of the InvenTeams set up a booth in the building at MIT known as the Stata Center and inform the general public and members of the other InvenTeams about their inventions. Many people were extremely impressed with our invention and could not believe that is was designed and built by high school students. We would like to say a special thank you to all the sponsors and everyone who donated to make this experience possible for us. We greatly appreciate it. This was just the beginning of our journey as there are a lot of new and exciting additions to our invention on the way!
Check out our report about Gateways on Fox 4!
including a myDAQ and an onboard computer to Gateways' hardware. Furthermore, we have purchased a stepper motor so we can now work towards rotating Gateways' display screen automatically.
With all the progress we have made so far, Disruptive Innovation is on track to finishing Gateways 2.1 in January. We hope everyone has a safe and happy holidays!
See more at: http://lemelson.mit.edu/teams/644