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Computer mysteries revealed with Raspberry Pi

I love a good mystery, from Nordic noir to a traditional who-done-it. The intrigue, the puzzle, the process—the more complex the better—I’m hooked. But the mysteries of computers and engineering—I’m just happy devices go on when I hit the start button. But this past week, some of the mystery was revealed. Rob Bishop, engineer and more »

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RIT hosts out-of-this-world solar cars

They looked like landspeeders from the Star Wars movies. When RIT played host to the 2012 Solar Car Challenge this past weekend, people from campus and the community stopped by to see the out-of-this-world solar cars during the two days they were in town. Twenty cars from U.S. and Canadian colleges entered the competition, but more »

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Head and shoulders above Imagine RIT

I watched as 6-year-old Celestin surveyed the scene around him. Clearly this kid had it made. Few visitors to the fifth annual Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival enjoyed the privilege of Celestin’s bird’s eye perspective. Perched firmly on the shoulders of graduate student Dave Kelbe, the youngster marveled at RIT’s robotics technology as the more »

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Under the Hood: Freeze your face off, but not really

I don’t think anything says “innovation and creativity” louder than substituting puppies for snow. Unfortunately for winter-lovers (you weirdos), Mother Nature failed to provide the freeze for Freeze Fest weekend Feb. 3-5. One of the signature events, the Rail Jam ski and snowboard competition, had to be postponed until Feb. 17, because, as I understand more »

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Exciting speakers, candid conversations mark annual King event at RIT

RIT has hosted some exciting speakers for its annual Expressions of King’s Legacy Celebration—from Alvin F. Poussaint and Nikki Giovanni to Orlando Patterson, from T. Leon Williams and Peter Jemison to Calvin Mackie. This year’s program, featuring Professor Cornel West, is a milestone, marking not only the 30-year anniversary of RIT celebrating Martin Luther King more »

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Summer @ RIT: A great place for kids to hang out

You know it’s summer when the students on campus get a little smaller, a little younger and clad in all colors of T-shirts with names of programs like WE@RIT, Kids on Campus and Summer MASH Camp. It got me thinking about how often people at RIT, beyond the admissions staff, are involved with K-12 students—either more »

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