MAC student hits tech top spot

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Mount Aspiring College student Josh Rogan is celebrating success as a finalist in this year’s ASB Bright Sparks competition. Seventeen-year-old Josh was announced as a finalist in the senior engineering category at an awards ceremony in Auckland on Tuesday afternoon (November 7). 

The project that got him to the top spots was called Motorised Camera Slider, designed for cameras to smoothly glide across rods to capture images. While Camera sliders already exist, they are expensive, and judges were impressed that Josh had created one for a fraction of the price.

The Skills Organisation chief executive Garry Fissenden said that the quality of entries was outstanding. “This year’s finalists should be very proud of themselves and what they’ve achieved,” he said. ASB Bright Sparks is a national technology and innovation competition open to intermediate and high school-aged students across New Zealand.

- Staff Reporter, The Wanaka Sun