Field Trip: Arduinos at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & Museum

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arduinoJoin Shannon Lizakowski and Jamison Roberts for a tour and presentation of the World War I Battle Trench, part of The Making of the Great Humanitarian: Herbert Hoover and World War I exhibit at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library in West Branch.

Shannon and Jamison made the WWI battle trench which utilizes immersion technologies to give exhibit viewers a sensation of being on the battle field. Using Arduinos, a Raspberry Pi, servos, stero systems, and more, remote sensors activate sound and light effects to simulate battle conditions. Following a tour of the trench, Shannon and Jamison will describe the process used to create it.

This event is open to men and women.
Tickets: $5
(purchase at the event)

Sunday, July 19, 2 p.m.
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum
210 Parkside Drive
West Branch

(Men RSVP via email iowatechchicks AT rather than Meetup)

Tour of the trench begins at 2 p.m.
Presentation begins at 2:30 p.m.

The Library is open until 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Arrive early or stay late if you wish to visit the other parts of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library.

About the Speakers:
Shannon Lizakowski is the President/CEO of Kokilani Consulting & Design, LLC, a consulting company focused on technology and design, as well as the Assistant Director of Student Services for the CIMBA-Italy program in the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa. Shannon has a BA from the University of Iowa in International Studies: International Business, with minors in Psychology and Business Administration. She has also completed additional coursework (and tutored) in programming (Java), networking basics, web design, and entrepreneurship. Shannon has extensive experience working with websites and database systems for UI, and is currently a contracted consultant for an autonomous farm vehicle company based out of Minnesota. She has been working on a real-time vehicle simulator using the Unity3D video game engine, as well as some Ruby/rspec. She has been working on an Arduino scale model robot for testing purposes, and has created a variety of personal projects, including a pulse-sensor controlled LED bracelet. She was also an electronics engineer working on the Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum & Library animated war trench exhibit in 2015.

Creative minded senior PC technician and application developer for AEGON Global Technology. Jamison Roberts has been obsessed with working on computers and electronics since he was a little kid. He graduated from Kirkwood CC with degrees in Network Administration, PC Support Specialist, and a diploma in Network Security. Through several technical roles at Titronics R&D, University of Iowa Athletics IT, and now AEGON, Jamison has gained high levels of experience and knowledge around computer support, application development, and customer service. His passion to innovate and create has not gone unnoticed. In 2015 Jamison was assigned the lead electronics engineer role for the Herbert Hoover Museum project and his wide array of skills were able to shine.