Arts Council for Chautauqua County, Falconer High School

Since 2011, Volt Vision has teamed up with the Arts Council for Chautauqua County and Mrs. Clark’s Falconer High School Art Classes to create LED art projects in the spirit of STEAM. The collaboration created “magic” light boxes, lanterns, and sculptures, respectively, over the three-year learning experience. The lanterns and sculptures were then featured at Night Lights at the Buffalo Botanical Gardens 2014.

Check out our blog post for more info on these projects.

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Letting Go is a sculpture created by Falconer students Sydney Moore and Katelyn Rodgers. Volt Vision helped the students install LEDs in her dress that could be controlled by a Wii-mote to cycle through the color spectrum. Students also learned about the science of color during this 2013 collaboration.

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Volt Vision helped students incorporate LED kits into their lanterns in the 2012 collaboration.

 

 

FIT Guatemala

Volt Vision President Steve French has been a part of FIT (Foro de Innovación Tecnológica) in Guatemala City since 2011. The event, which takes place at Universidad Galileo, is a meeting-of-the-minds between experts and students. Volt Vision workshops have focused on teaching students the tools they need to change the world, and giving them the inspiration to become future “makers” in society. To read more, check out our blog posts:

BeagleBone Black and OLA at FIT2013 in Guatemala

Hello FIT2013 in Guatemala!!

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Volt Vision President Steve French with students at Universidad Galileo during FIT2013

 

 

Penn State Behrend and Gannon University

Volt Vision has been sponsoring Engineering Senior Design Projects with Penn State Behrend and Gannon University since 2007.  The arrangement is great for everyone involved because it brings exciting, real-world design projects directly into the academic path of the students.  They quickly learn that real-life design is not the same as being in a predictable classroom!

Penn State Behrend University 2008-2009

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Volt Vision Senior Design Team from Penn State Behrend University 2008-2009. The project was to use a Freescale Coldfire processor to perform DSP processing on an incoming real-time audio stream. The real-time information was mapped to control Volt Vision RGB LED products. The photo shows a custom RGB LED sign fitted with Volt Vision’s RGB LED products, which was used in the demonstration.

The photo shows (left to right): Steve French, Volt Vision; James Price, 2008-2009 Volt Vision Senior Design Team; Dr. Kathleen Muhonen, Faculty Advisor and Professor, School of Engineering; Penn State Behrend University Jake Peters, 2008-2009 Volt Vision Senior Design Team; Travis Vargo, 2008-2009 Volt Vision Senior Design Team.

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Gannon University 2008-2009

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Volt Vision Senior Design Team from Gannon University 2008-2009. The project was to design a wirelessly controlled RGB LED spotlight using cutting edge LEDs from Luminus Devices which use 18amps continuous each!

The photo shows (left to right): Steve French, Volt Vision; Charu Banga, 2008-2009 Volt Vision Senior Design Team; Evan Smith, 2008-2009 Volt Vision Senior Design Team; Dr. Wookwon Lee, Faculty Advisor and Professor, School of Engineering, Gannon University.

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Penn State Behrend 2007-2008

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Here is the first Volt Vision Senior Design Team from Penn State Behrend in 2007-2008. The project was to design a new user interface for an aftermarket automotive product using a color TFT touchscreen similar to a GPS system.

The photo shows (left to right): David Kostanich, 2007-2008 Volt Vision Senior Design Team; Dr. Ralph Ford, Director and Professor, School of Engineering, Penn State Behrend; Benjamin Winfield, 2007-2008 Volt Vision Senior Design Team; Steve French, Volt Vision; Cory Pompelia, 2007-2008 Volt Vision Senior Design Team; Dr. Vibhuti Dave, Faculty Advisor and Professor, School of Engineering, Penn State Behrend.