The 75 participants from Columbia, Northeastern, SUNY Stony Brook, and CUNY were inspired to explore their creative and engineering talents as they designed their projects from start to finish. The eight teams produced exciting projects ranging from a prosthetic hand (ReachOut Project - Overall winner) to an app that dispenses medication (RoboPill - 2nd Overall) and a small-scale EEG machine and muscle detection/analysis device (Chimerical - Best use of AWS). Columbia Electrical Engineering student Sarah Thompson was awarded “Best Beginner Hack” for her MyoMorse project on simple and direct gestural technology.
Cindy Xiao, Sayaan Nawaz, and Harrison Liew, Columbia EE students and MAKECU organizers, said their goal for MAKECU was “to spark an interest in the undergraduate community for hardware innovation, and to give incoming underclassmen the chance to see the kinds of creative projects they can create with simple pieces of hardware and a 24 hour time constraint. We hope that this will then generate an interest in electrical engineering for participants, as it did for us as organizers of this year’s event.”
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