How we improved food transparency in one day

Have you ever doubted your food? Have you ever questioned whether the organic tomato that you bought in the grocery store is actually organic? And what does organic mean after all? According to a Canadian study, more than 45% of all organic vegetables contain pesticides and 1.8% violated Canada’s maximum allowable limits for the presence of pesticides – for non-organic produce. Food + Future, a Boston-based organization, mixes data, science, art, design and technology with…

Project Of The Week: SILVANA

           This week’s project features SILVANA!: A vertical take-off and landing aircraft. Team members Sam Zhao, Derrick Yuen, Michael Diaz, Michael Barnes, Safwat Hoque, and Carmine Del Priore are prototyping the aircraft for their senior design project. The group has been funded 1500 dollars by the Mechanical Engineering department (Note:This is the typical fund allocated to senior design projects by this department). The project spans the length of two semesters and…

Raspberry Pi Workshop

We finally had a Raspberry Pi workshop, facilitated by our TA, Simon Chen. The workshop began at 4:00PM and ended at 6:00PM on April 20th. All participants were split into 2 groups and were given a PI, an HDMI cable, and a giant display. Simon taught the participants from the basics – How to start the pi and how to install the Raspbian OS. He also showed the differences between an Arduino and the PI. He…

Arduino Workshop 2 and CAM workshop 2

The second Arduino workshop happened on April 13th from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Gui was the facilitator for this workshop and he taught the participants about using ultrasonic sensors and servos with arduino. He also showed them how to use the adafruit bluefruit module. This was a big crowd of over 20 participants. The second CAM workshop was on the following day, April 14th from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM. I showed the participants…

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