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Tech: High Five!

Our Clubhouse Coordinator, Blair, is working with youth and mentors to build a high-five counter, to bring high-tech smiles to the runners and spectators at the Charlottesville Ten Miler race.

Youth and mentors are helping design the device and problem-solve creative ways to create a button-like mechanism that will fit inside the glove. The team are developing their mechanical and electrical engineering skills and are using Arduino micro-computers, an LED matrix, LED strips, and buttons. The counter works by a makeshift button in the glove that triggers the count on the LED matrix to go up by one.