Hi, my name is Michael, and I am a rising senior at the Ramaz Upper School. For my starter project, I built an LED Scanner. For my main project, I chose to make a planet tracker based on this website that calculates the positions of the planets and points them out in the sky. I chose to build the planet tracker because I am very interested in astronomy and computer science, and this project was a perfect way to combine the two.
I came to Bluestamp because I have limited experience in engineering and I wanted to try it out before I went to college, and I found that my experimentation with engineering was definitely a success. I went from knowing virtually nothing about electrical engineering to being able to construct fairly intricate circuits, and I hopefully will be able to apply these skills to future projects. Furthermore, I was able to do a lot of work in computer science, and even though I already knew a solid amount of coding I still appreciated the opportunity to continue to refine my skills. Lastly, I really enjoyed the fact that I was able to combine the code and engineering with some of my other favorite subjects, math and astronomy. My project was challenging at times, but one of the most rewarding parts of the program was conquering these challenges and finally completing the project. I had an amazing time at Bluestamp, and I am glad that I spent this summer both exploring my existing passions and discovering new ones.
Area of Interest
Astronomy, Computer Science
Ramaz Upper School