Meeting with Jeff Preston

Disha Prashar

Recently we had a meeting with Jeff Preston, a programmer who has developed many well-known applications in our world today. He programmed the Shazam application for Microsoft/Windows, and has programmed a number of games that are available in the App Store. Jeff Preston was so kind as to lend his time to us and come and visit us at our school. He gave us a presentation where he spoke about a bunch of different topics to help us build our company. He … Read More

CNIB Braille Conference

Disha Prashar

Last year, we attended the CNIB Braille Conference on October 30th. We were the keynote speakers there and a few of the youngest ones as well. We shared our innovation with everyone and we all thought that we knew how the entire presentation would roll out, although there were a lot of surprises for us! Our coach, Lisa Andrade planned a lot of surprises for us that we did not expect at all! First of all, the current principal at … Read More

Meeting Challenges

Disha Prashar

Since the new school year has started in our area, five people on our team have moved on to different schools. Four of them went to one high school. But, I went to a different school far from home, and the five younger ones are still in the same public school as we all wee last year. As you can probably imagine, it has been harder for us to meet up with each other on a weekly basis as everyone’s schedules … Read More

Our interview with CTV

Disha Prashar

In the beginning of April, our team was interviewed by the CTV Television Network about our product. They were also curious on about how we were preparing for our competition in St. Louis, Missouri that we were going to later on in the month. At the same time of our interview, we had a Skype call set up with Professor Ayanna Howard, a former NASA Scientist and a professor at Georgia Tech. When I was younger, the only thought that … Read More

Tablets and bridging with third party machines

Disha Prashar

In our product, one of the main components to drive everything together is obviously a tablet! But we haven’t gotten to the point of testing every single type of tablet out there, we have so far only tested Android-based tablets. The tablet that we mostly have tested with is a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Although we had realized that over time that the tablet wasn’t strong enough to drive actions for an Arduino or a Raspberry Pi, we upgraded to … Read More