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Community Update: September 2018 Programming Contest Winners (Futuristic Tech)!


Thanks to everyone who participated in September's Programming Contest! The theme of this month's contest was "Futuristic Tech," and entrants were invited to create projects that showed technologies of the future! From "pens of the future," to intergalactic sonic ships, these inventions spanned an impressive array of coders' futuristic visions!

Below are the winning entries, along with judging rationale from the Challenge Council.  Congratulations to everyone for their hard work, creativity, and enthusiasm!

Remember: You never lose. Either you win or you learn :)


Advanced Bracket


Glass - 3d

Created By: Pixel Programs

Why we chose this program: 
This program has a great use of P3D and neat visualizations. The interactive 3D augmented reality proposed by this project is certainly an interesting idea to consider.



Shminko's Portal

Created By: Green Ghost

Why we chose this program: 
This program's use of 3D objects was very creative and interesting. The renderings are done on the 2D canvas using a transformation engine, which is nicely done. The lights in the portal are creative, and the ability to rotate the model is a nice touch.



Pen of the Future

Created By: HSstudent16

Why we chose this program: 
This program includes lots of user interactivity. The ability to customize the different properties of the pen is very cool! This is overall a very neat interpretation of futuristic tech.


Intermediate Bracket


Winston of the Future (Game and Animations)

Created By: mathluke04

Why we chose this program: 
The program contains an interesting background story with lots of information, and provides interesting thoughts about what motivates futuristic tech. The game aspect of this program was also well done.



Futuristic Tech!

Created By: Daniel Shin

Why we chose this program: 
The animations of this program are very clean and sleek, which give the program a very nice visual appeal. The simplistic and minimalistic design fits very nicely with the topic, and looks very nice!



Floating iPhone tree & The bubble mobile

Created By: Margarett

Why we chose this program: 
The animations and user interaction in this program are very creative! The program has lots of creative designs, and overall has a great appearance!


Beginner Bracket




Created By: Energetic Coder

Why we chose this program: 
The robot has a creative design and interesting features, and the simple bobbing animation works very well in this program! The program provokes thoughts on the many uses of robots in the future.



my entry

Created By: Captain fire

Why we chose this program: 
This program has a neat simplistic design, and the moving eyes are a nice touch. The humorous aspect used in the advertisement is also very creative!



Sonic Ship

Created By: LightningStriker117

Why we chose this program: 
This program has an interesting background story, and good overall design. The shading on the ship works very well, and the user interactivity is a neat feature!