I need a school project idea.

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Old Wembley, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. Old Wembley macrumors member

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    I'm in an excellerated learning class (gifted). We have a project due a few months from now. I just have an idea soon though so I can get started. I would love to hav it involve technology. Any ideas?
     
  2. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    Is it a computer science project, a woodworking project? What are the requirements/assignment objectives?
     
  3. electroshock macrumors 6502a

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    Assuming this is middle or high school:

    How about a Mac or iPhone app that's like a student handbook + other info about the school in one app? Floor plan, phone numbers and email addresses for principal, teachers, etc... school address, directions to school, clickable links to various departments (health/wellness, athletics, the library, etc), links to the official student conduct rules, bell schedule, lunch schedule, class schedule (i.e. what times/days if using a block system), a notes page to store miscellaneous information in it.

    Or design some kind of basic simple alarm that's USB-powered with the date/time/repeating/snooze coded in either software or through hardware toggles.

    Lots of possibilities.
     
  4. Old Wembley thread starter macrumors member

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    We can do pretty much anything we want. And he's this project is for high school
     
  5. AngryApple macrumors 6502

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    If the app idea doesn't work out, you could write a program and install it on all the school computers.
     
  6. Old Wembley thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't know a ton of code unfortunatly. Just the basics. I might want to follow the design of that alarm clock. Any other suggestions in that category?
     
  7. paolo- macrumors 6502a

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    Take a look at the arduino board. www.arduino.cc The coding doesn't need be very complicated to make something very cool or useful.

    http://www.arduino.cc/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?board=projects/0

    You can look here for some inspiration. You're going to spend quite a bit of time on it, you might as well find a project that's worth investing the time on. Hey, if you're digging a clock design, you can look at various ways to wake you up.

    Wow I'm way to artsy to be studying engineering haha.

    Actually I once had a similar assignment in high school, I made an aluminium foundry, you can look that up too. It's in a completely different sphere but you haven't posted a lot about yourself. It takes quite a lot of time to build and learn the ins and outs and can be fairly dangerous, be warned if that interests you.
     

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