Andrei Covaci: Future Makers Awards Finalist
During Europe Code Week 2016, the Future Makers Awards invited youngsters between 10-17 years old to ‘make the future’ and use their coding superpowers to bring about a positive social impact and change in their communities.
We received applications from 13 countries! The projects were judged on their technological & coding complexity, their positive social impact and how innovative they are. Andrei is one of the finalists in the 10-13 year old category who you can read more about below!
Andrei is 12 years old and from Romania. He has attended CoderDojo Oradea since it started, 3 years ago. For his Future Makers entry he built a CO2 monitor to make classrooms healthier environments for students. His monitor was developed using an Arduino Uno, a CO2 sensor, a bluetooth antenna, and the programming language C/C++ on Arduino platform.
Project Name: CO2 Monitor
Description: “In Romania a lot of schools are still not properly equipped to offer the best environment for children to learn. This project is based on the European regulation of the CO2 levels in the classroom that shouldn’t surpass certain levels. This robot monitors the CO2 levels in the classroom and alerts through a text message the teacher when those levels have exceeded the healthy limits. Andrei plans to develop his idea by monitoring other air quality indexes and analyzing this information to check if it has an impact on the efficiency of the students.”
“I’m so glad I’ve been chosen in top 10”
Feeling inspired & have your own project idea?
You can register your place for this years Coolest Projects Exhibition 2017. The showcase will be held in Dublin, Ireland on June 17th. The Future Makers Award is just one of several Awards youths can win at the showcase, which will also feature interactive exhibits, games and insightful speakers.
Youths who want to attend the Coolest Projects Exhibition from across Europe and the US (limited availability) can apply for a travel bursary to attend here (deadline March 12th).