Posts Tagged 'technology'

Poster To Commemorate Anniversay

Since the inception of Imagine RIT in 2008 we have hosted a poster design contest for RIT students to showcase their artistic innovation and creativity.

And this year is no exception.

With upwards of 70 entries annually, the online voting gallery is always a big hit among students, faculty, and staff as well as anyone who decides to visit our website to vote for their favorites.

The winner is announced by mid-March and then visitors to Imagine RIT can pick up a free copy of the winning design printed in a vertical, 14″ x 20″ format, suitable for displaying in a dorm room, home or office.

Are you a collector of posters from festivals past?  Perhaps you are missing one?  Visit our website where you can download and print any one of the past nine years’ winners.

RIT students who wish to enter this year’s contest may do so by February 17.

In commemoration of the 10-year anniversary of Imagine RIT, we have created a compilation poster displaying nine years’ of posters in a grid format. This is also available for download on our website, and after Intersession (holiday break) we will make this poster available to students, faculty and staff for pick up in specific locations around campus.  Stay tuned!

innovation + creativity = 10

That’s right!

On Saturday, May 6, 2017, we will celebrate the ten-year anniversary of Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival.

Mark your calendars and look for many more blog posts about what we have in store for our anniversary – which also happens to be Dr. Bill Destler’s finale as President!

By the way, if you are reading this and you were an exhibitor in the inaugural festival (2008)? We want to hear from you!  Please respond in the comments and let us know if (and how) we can contact you.

Imagine RIT Exhibits Live On

It’s important for you to know that the research, business plans, prototypes, and other types of exhibits one will experience during Imagine RIT, do not fade away after our one day festival, but rather they live on as RIT students, faculty and staff continue to develop and refine their work.

MotionSavvy is one such exhibit – an application that will translate a hand shape into a text letter of the alphabet in sign language.

Check out this video on CNET’s website.  A captioned version of this video may be found on YouTube.

 Other great press placements for MotionSavvy may be found in:

The RIT/NTID students involved include: Ryan Hait-Campbell, Alex Opalka, Wade Kellard, Jordan Stemper, Daniel Mooney, Claire Bernard, and Robert Dooling.  In 2013, the team was accepted in and completed RIT’s Summer Start-Up course for new businesses at RIT’s Saunders College of Business and the Simone Center for Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship.  This was followed by an award of $25,000 and acceptance into Leap Motion’s LEAP AXLR8R in San Francisco to help further their work.  MotionSavvy has also been developed as part of RIT’s research in Effective Access Technology.

Robotic S’more Machine Revisited

Remember the Robotic S’more Machine? Check out their new video which demonstrates the s’more machine from all angles! This fully automated work cell can produce a delicious s’more from start to finish in 45 seconds! Get hungry and come visit the Robotic S’more Machine exhibit in the Gordon Field House at Imagine RIT, Saturday, May 3, 2014!

Sonar Class Adaptive Sailing Devices

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Each Tuesday between now and Imagine RIT on Saturday, May 3, 2014, we will share exclusive festival highlights.

Sailing is an activity that promotes lifelong wellness and a sense of freedom not easily experienced on land. Two senior design teams from RIT came together to build devices for people with physical limitations so that they too could experience the feeling of sailing. Each team has focused on a specific crew member role in order to create an adaptive device that allows a physically disabled person to overcome these challenges and be able to experience the joys of sailing.

One of the teams focused on the jib trimmer role (the person who adjusts the trim of the smaller sail closer to the bow while simultaneously traversing the width of the boat to counterbalance the heel) while the other team focused on the skipper role (the person who controls the direction of travel by moving the rudder). The Jib Transfer system allows a person to move from the port side of the boat to the starboard side, and vise versa, without the use of their legs and with only limited core usage. The Skipper’s Chair provides a secure and stable seat with an integrated steering mechanism to allow a person to control the movement of the sailboat without also requiring usage of their legs or any significant core strength. This project was also selected as one of 6 finalists for a podium presentation at  the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics in Boston, MA!

Check out the Sonar Class Adaptive Sailing Devices in the Unity Quad May 3, 2014 – at Imagine RIT!

 

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Exhibitors include: Nicole Conway, Katy Wurman, Matt Brunelle, Mike Kennedy, Jeff Flowerday, Richard Dzionara-Norsen, Jon Nguyen, Kassandra Schlott

 

 

Play a Game and Imagine Your Future

Imagine Your Future is back! This monopoly-style game has been growing in popularity amongst parents, teachers and our younger visitors since its inception at the 2009 Imagine RIT festival.  Four hundred exhibits can be overwhelming and having a game to play can help families decide where to go first, especially if they have a limited amount of time to spend at the festival.

The object of the game is to travel to exhibits listed on the game board (located within each zone at Imagine RIT) collecting “stamps” from each exhibit visited. The more stamps you collect, the more chances you have at winning an Imagine RIT Prize Pack.  Every person who plays will receive an Imagine RIT badge.

Each exhibit on the Imagine Your Future game board is targeted towards 7-15 year olds, giving kids an extra layer of fun and engagement during their festival experience.  Traverse the galaxy at “Space Adventure”, interact with marine life at “RIPPLE: Explore the Coral Reefs”, or create a necklace from your own DNA at “DNA Necklaces”…imagine.

View and print a copy of the Imagine Your Future game here, and bring it with you to the festival, or pick up a free copy at any Welcome Center the day of the festival, Saturday, May, 3 2014, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine.

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Plan Your Day

Imagine RIT Website

Diggers, Hard Hats and Dirt, Oh My!

Diggers, Hard Hats and Dirt, Oh My!

In Rochester, NY, spring brings rain, flowers, and…construction. And the RIT campus is no exception! Work on the Gene Polisseni Center continues, but not to worry festival-goers, the giant hole you see here will be backfilled before May 3rd. All walkways will be open.

Plan an itinerary for your visit to Imagine RIT at http://www.rit.edu/imagine.