As the Lights Fade: The End of BSE

Hey internet, it’s Chris again!

Bluestamp Engineering is wrapping up, and it’s time to say goodbye! I am very proud of the really cool project I have built, and the potential that it holds! I have not finished the improvement yet: my snake program. It proved to be very difficult, and other errors got in the way of its completion. However, I intend to work on it at home after the program, and I feel like I have a good understanding of how to complete it.

Bluestamp Engineering was an amazing educational experience. I learned more in 6 weeks of a half day program than I would have in a year or two searching the internet for project ideas. The program left me with a sense of accomplishment, and a desire to build and learn more!

My future goals for this project would be to gather a following around the LED cube I designed, and to develop and publish a kit that I could sell to an electronics retail website like adafruit or sparkfun. Since the cube is really just a platform, anyone can design for it, especially because I have allowed for game integration with the joystick and pushbuttons.

Feel free to follow me on Github, and check out my awesome Github page for my project! I will continue to use my github account, and I will update the github page for this project as I add more onto it!

Bluestamp will have a booth at the NYC Maker Faire, and I hope to have snake working by then! I have actually been in love with maker faire ever since my first time a couple years ago, making this a great opportunity to get noticed!

Some of my friends and I are running a website, and last year we did official press coverage of Makerfaire: Check it out!  We plan to come back this year!

The website is called geekswithnosocialskills.com; we post about science, technology, videogame news, and snippets that we find interesting. On our youtube channel we do videogame Let’s-plays. We hope to do some cool live action videos, as well as interesting interviews!

Bluestamp Engineering has definitely made my summer, and will greatly assist in my future endeavors in electronics and engineering! I’d like to thank all the instructors, and the founders of BSE, Dave and Robin! Thanks for making this program a nonpareil educational and fun summer experience!

Looks like this is the curtain call, I guess it’s time to leave :(!

Cya later internet!

– Chris

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