Age: 16 Inspiration: 868 Headband Purpose: Saying thank you to a teacher who on top of being a great mentor and coach, nominated me for the FIRST Dean's List Award Significance: A sturdy, robust project that could meet the demands of being worn while also being bright enough to see. The project had to be well-built, was a 2 layer circuit board and demanded neat and precise soldering, milling, and a compact layout/design.
How would you thank the ultimate teacher/coach/leader? After being nominated by this teacher for the FIRST Dean's List Award, I needed some way to thank him for everything he had done. This was a project that I had been wanting to make and this created the perfect opportunity for me to make it. The project itself was intricate because of its compact two layer design. Because this was meant to be worn like a pin, it needed to be small and light yet sturdy. This project was a compilation of my research, design, and construction abilities to create a project that had an outstanding form and function.