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World Maker Faire 2016

An update to the classic carnival highstriker, with rail and puck replaced by Neopixel strings and parallel bit streams. Physics, velocity detection, and real-time display all powered by a lowly Arduino. Ring the bell and win a chocolate cigar!

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Josh Levine

Josh has been fascinated by highstrikers since birth, but was always put off by the massive structure needed to send one skyward. Thanks to recent developments in technology, he can finally realize his dream of building an unsupported highstriker.

Pete Stern

Pete's early experiences designing laser radar systems for military helicopters helped prepare him for facing the challenges of passively stabilized tethered flight head on (lethal weapon systems excepted).