Blue Ribbon Editor's Choice Award at Maker Faire!

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For the second year in a row, our City Tech’s Entertainment Technology department projects display won a Blue Ribbon Editor's Choice award at the Maker Faire® New York 2013. This award is given “to the Makers that have demonstrated great creativity, ingenuity and innovation for their Maker Faire project. These ribbons are handed out at each event and signify the highlights of Maker Faire.”  Here's a photo of my colleague Sue Brandt and I receiving the award for the department:

 

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My part of the exhibit was designing the show control system for the pop up "Trash Can Man".  This system normally drives a stand-alone lobby effect in our Gravesend Inn haunted hotel, and is based on an Automation Direct PLC and an Alcorn McBride Digital Audio machine.  Students on my show control crew actually constructed the box:

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A diffuse-reflective sensor drives the exhibit; I wrote those up previously here and you can see the prop in action in the video below. 

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