New-Bridge Integrated College would like to congratulate gifted and talented Jack Delaney (10 JK) who achieved a place in the final of the prestigious BT Young Scientist competition 2017. Jack was one of the 550 projects selected from over 2000 applicants and his project, “Pi-Ticket” was entered into the Technology category. Jack who participated in the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition for 4 days last week in the RDS in Dublin tells us about his experience.
“I had to submit a proposal in September and my project Pi-Ticket was selected for the finals. Pi-Ticket is an electronic access system, coded in python and has a scanner and a display screen. It works a bit like a boarding pass scanner at an airport but it can be produced for about £40 so makes technology accessible to more people.
I contacted a company called ‘Get Invited’ who really liked my idea. They were able to make use of their API which meant Pi-Ticket was fully functional with an online booking system and the actual device, powered by a Raspberry Pi.
The Exhibition was huge and I got to meet a lot of people including the CEO of Raspberry Pi and Rio Ferdinand! I had a really great time at the RDS and I was able to go to the BT quiz . I thought the winning projects were very good. My Science teacher Mrs Morgan and my parents accompanied me Dublin and they really enjoyed it. I am thinking of some ideas to enter next year!”
Well done Jack!