A tape measure clock with a view of the outside and inside.

CTD students' project featured in Hackaday

April 28, 2020

TAM students Alex Fiel and Anna Lynton took a tape measure and turned it into a clock, programming it to move over the course of the day to show the time in hours (inches). The largest challenge became minifying the electronics and keeping the overall footprint of the device to roughly the size of the real object.

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Shapeshifting: The varied applications for bioplastics

April 26, 2020

In this short video, Fiona Bell, ATLAS CTD student and member of the Living Matter Lab, shares a class project she completed for Design Foundations where she made a variety of bioplastics for a range of different applications.

Vinitha Gadiraju

ATLAS affiliated PhD student honored by National Science Foundation

April 15, 2020

ATLAS affiliated PhD student Vinitha Gadiraju has received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, a prestigious award that recognizes and supports outstanding students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Laura Devendorf weaves on a loom.

NSF CAREER Award supports Devendorf’s research in smart textile development

April 15, 2020

Laura Devendorf, an assistant professor of information science with the ATLAS Institute, has received a National Science Foundation CAREER award, providing $550,000 over five years to support the development of smart textiles. The award is one of the most prestigious given to faculty in the early phases of their careers.

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.

Aileen Pierce stands in front of a CMU Africa sign

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 Creative Industries students surpasses Kickstarter goals

March 23, 2020

During EdBoard Technologies' August Kickstarter, 150 backers pledged more than $37,000, helping to bring an educational project founded by two ATLAS Creative Industries master's students to life. The venture includes colorful hardware and curriculum focused on teaching students as young as 6 about electricity and electrical circuits. The team received guidance through the ATLAS ACME Lab, which is directed by Professor Ellen Yi-Luen Do.

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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