On Wednesday 6/27 both AM and PM classes at BlueStamp: NYC had the chance to hear Sophie Kravitz come speak about her projects, her experiences, and her journey to becoming an engineer and a maker.
The students got to see an oximiter that was used to create a way to hear and feel your own heartbeat, test out a cell phone usage detector, and a mouse proximity detector. They had plenty of questions for how she gets her ideas, what it is that she does, and what it is like to be a female in the engineering field. See for yourself in the video!
After not thinking to get videos of our extraordinary guests speakers up to this point, we got one yesterday of Jeremy Blum giving a talk about open source licensing of personal designs. It’s a great overview for anyone looking to get a 30,000′ view of the different open source licenses and how one might decide which one works best for them (even if the display messed up the lighting…)
This is Jeremy’s second visit to BSE. Last week he came to talk about his many, many projects and to give the students a few pointers on how to make the most out of college — something he is certainly uniquely qualified to do. The students loved both visits! As they go on to make more unique and elaborate devices, I’m sure his talks will become more and more relevant!