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Jeremy Visits BlueStamp Engineering

Talking to some of the BlueStamp Engineering Students

Today I got the unique opportunity to stop by BlueStamp Engineering, a summer enrichment program for aspiring engineers.  Dave Young, the co-founder and Chief Engineering Officer is a fellow blogger at the element14 Do-It-Yourself blog, and is a Electrical Engineer based out of Ithaca (he lives nearby Cornell, where I attend college).  Dave explained the concept for the program to me several months ago, and it sounded really exciting.  Naturally, I jumped at the opportunity to swing by and check out today.  There are a total of 10 highschool students each working on independent engineering projects.  The projects range from GPS trackers to wind turbines to robotic arms.  I was admittedly a bit jealous; I would have loved to participate in a program like this prior to going to college.  It’s like a summer hackerspace for highschoolers – genius!

So I stopped by, gave a 10 minute talk about some of the stuff I’ve been working on (somewhat similar to my Ignite Ithaca Talk), and then answered questions on topics ranging from choosing a college to finding inspiration for a project.  I then spent some time checking out the projects that everybody had been working on, and tried to lend some advice where I could.  I only wish I had more time so I could help out some more!  Oh well, maybe I’ll stop by again…

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