Wayne Seltzer holds several face shield parts next to his 3D printer, which is making several more.

ATLAS makers print face shield parts to help protect medical personnel from the novel coronavirus

April 14, 2020

Joining the global grassroots response to shortfalls in personal protective equipment, members of the ATLAS community are 3D printing face shields to help protect local medical personnel against the highly contagious novel coronavirus.

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Reflections from Rwanda: Aileen Pierce shares highlights of her experience teaching at CMU Africa

April 14, 2020

Aileen Pierce, TAM associate director, senior instructor with CU engineering and a member of ATLAS faculty since 2004, recently returned from Rwanda, where she taught an advanced mobile application development course at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Africa in Kigali, Rwanda.

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CU Boulder "Brainwaves" Podcast is joined by Danny Rankin

April 7, 2020

ATLAS Instructor and BTU Lab co-director Danny Rankin speaks about video games on this episode of "Brainwaves: Video games and the serious business, art behind esports".

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Podcast Episode "Open Source Hardware: Makers Unite"

April 7, 2020

ATLAS BTU Lab director Alicia Gibb speaks about open source hardware on Command Line Heroes Podcast, presented by Red Hat.

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Startup founded by CTD students takes fourth place in New Venture Challenge finals

March 23, 2020

A business start-up team led by two ATLAS CTD master’s students took fourth place in CU Boulder’s 2020 New Venture Challenge (NVC), beating 142 competing entrepreneurial startup ventures and winning $12,500 for their company at the 12th annual NVC.

During the Moog Hackathon, Ruhan Wang demonstrates the e-trombone to the delight of other hackathon participants.

Ruhan Yang and teammates win first place at Georgia Tech's Moog Hackathon

March 3, 2020

ATLAS CTD master's student Ruhan Yang and two teammates won first place for their project, "e-Trombone," at Georgia Tech's annual Moog Hackathon, beating 11 teams, taking home $3,000, and securing a place in GT's prestigious Guthman Musical Instrument Competition.

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Subversion by design: Danny Rankin's TEDxMileHigh talk

Feb. 27, 2020

"To the powerful, to anyone who hides behind a brand, be warned: We know what fonts you use. We've read your brand guidelines. And if you won't tell the truth, we'll steal your voice and tell it for you." These are the words ATLAS Instructor Danny Rankin ended his TEDxMileHigh talk with on Nov. 16, 2019, and they were met with enthusiastic and prolonged applause.

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ATLAS workshops forge alliances between performers and technologists

Feb. 18, 2020

Due to the circumstances of COVID-19, this series has been postponed. We hope to continue offering these and similar opportunities in the fall semester. A series of free workshops designed to help musicians and technologists collaborate are being offered by CU Boulder’s ATLAS Institute, connecting those interested in music technology with faculty and students from ATLAS, CMCI and the College of Music as well as with others with specialized skills in music technology.

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T9Hacks 2020 winners announced

Feb. 18, 2020

More than 150 people attended the fifth annual T9Hacks on February 7–8, 2020, at the ATLAS Institute. Eighteen projects were submitted and eight winners selected by a panel of judges that included ATLAS faculty members Sheiva Rezvani, Sharri Zamore and Camilla Friedman-Gerlicz; TAM alumnae Andrea Devore and Laney Winkler; and engineers from sponsors Strava, Splunk and Twitter.

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LiftTiles: Actuator-based building blocks for shape-changing interfaces

Jan. 28, 2020

CU Boulder PhD candidate and ATLAS THING Lab member Ryo Suzuki recently developed LiftTiles—room-scale, actuator-based building blocks that pave the way for a new generation of shape-changing interfaces.

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