High tech at Sequim High
In addition to providing information on a wide range of tech topics, the Technology and Media Fair will showcase the technology-based programs, courses and skills taught at Sequim High School.
Sequim PC Users Group members received a preview this week as Reid Henry, a junior at Sequim High, provided the members with demonstrations of the tools available to students, including a computer-operated laser engraver and a 3-D printer. Henry also provided examples of the stunning 3-D animations he’s made at the school.
Brad Moore, the robotics and welding instructor at the school, also was on hand to answer questions. He said Henry is often at the forefront in exploring the capabilities of the school’s software and hardware packages. Among other accomplishments, Henry has established a mechanism to link all of the lab’s computers together as a kind of supercomputer capable of quickly crunching big projects.
When creating 3-D animations, that comes in handy, Henry said. A job that might take one processor weeks to complete can be accomplished in a fraction of the time by dividing the job among the many individual computers. In tech parlance, Henry has created a “render farm.”
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