Anish Govind (12th grade) develops a smart door sign for remote learners

During COVID, Anish found himself being interrupted by his family while he was in a zoom class. To minimize unintentional disruptions, he developed a smart door sign that integrated with his school calendar and displayed if he was in a class and if so, which class he was taking.

Vandana Chari (10th grade) wins Coder Girls International Video Competition

Vandana Chari, a Rising Stars student, wins Code Girls International Video Competition for her product Spectune! Spectune is a high-tech programmable LED violin bow that creates visual feedback for the musician, making it easier for them to emphasize certain notes and soften others, thereby making the piece more enjoyable. Vandana holds a provisional patent forContinue reading “Vandana Chari (10th grade) wins Coder Girls International Video Competition”

Ariv Gupta (8th grade) develops Project: Shine

Rising Stars student Ariv Gupta (8th grade) developed Project:Shine, a smart, programmable t-shirt for kids. Below is the excerpt of his interview about how he plans to bring his product to market. Jack: Why did you decide to go to the Code Hobbits Expeditions Shenzhen program?Ariv: I decided to go to Shenzhen to learn aboutContinue reading “Ariv Gupta (8th grade) develops Project: Shine”

Ready for Runway

Alyssa Cho (11th grade), Jacquelyn Chim (9th grade), and Katy Lee (9th grade), present programmable clothing and accessories at the Bay Area Maker Faire. Alyssa developed a motion-activated, light-up dress to take the fashion-tech world by storm. She was inspired to create her dress Flash-On from Claire Dane’s Met Galla dress. Jacquelyn developed LED earringsContinue reading “Ready for Runway”

When music and technology collide!

Shree Sathiyan (8th grade) and Vandana Chari (8th grade) are combining their interests in music and tech to create innovative products. Shree has created Lumix, fun-looking sound-reactive, light-up headphones, and Vandana has created Spectune, a sound reactive violin bow to assist beginner violin players. Lumix and Spectune bring music to the ears as well asContinue reading “When music and technology collide!”