I went to De La Salle High School in New Orleans. I am a computer scientist today because I took a BASIC programming class in high school. It was taught by our math teacher. I saved my programs as holes punched on paper tape. While on the computer, time flew by. I knew this would be a good way to spend 8 hours a day. Little did I dream it would some day become 13. :-)
I got this email today:
Last week we tried the Wii remote in class here at Wheeler High School. I got it installed, tried it out ahead of time, and then let the students use it to show off their creations. Everyone thought it was cool, but it did tend to crash if they moved too fast. I put some photos of us using it at
Keep up the good work. I enjoy reading about the things y'all are doing in the lab. When I can, I add it to the class.
Engineering Drawing and Design
Wheeler High School, Room 002
High schools have advanced way beyond paper tape. What a great gift for the Labs team. Thanks for your feedback Jack. I am delighted that potential computer scientists of tomorrow are getting exposure to new technologies today. Autodesk Labs is proud to do its part.