Green screen and 3D printing highlight N.J. school's tech fair

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By Emily Cummins

RARITAN TWP.— Celebrating Teen Tech Week with their second Teen Tech Fair Thursday, Hunterdon Central Regional High School students got to play a Theremin, fly drones, make 3D printed bracelets and explored virtual reality with an Oculus.

The high school's library, called the Instructional Media Center, was filled with stations for digital and technology based learning from students, teachers and local businesses. 

"We have radio, TV, holograms, coding, Barnes and Noble, robotics and the Hunterdon Medical Center, and the goal is to really spark interest by showing the media center is more than a place for studying or working on group projects," said media specialist Emily Ford. "It's a place where they can explore and be innovative,"

During the event, culinary arts students from Hunterdon County Polytech made natural fresh mint ice cream with chocolate chips and served tempered chocolate with dipped fruit and pastries.

At the 3D printing station, senior Xining Gao showed off the printer she built in four days that uses plastic filament strings fed into an extruder to create any object programed into a design code.

"It's a lot easier than I expected," Gao said. "It's a lot like a hot glue gun."

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