Halifax West Students Receive Funding to Build 3D Scanner

HWHS 3D scanner club

A group of talented local students have received the chance to participate in an innovative project to design and build a 3D scanner at Halifax West High School. The project will employ the use of “Raspberry Pi” cameras and software to allow high resolution images to be captured and sent to an existing 3D printer.

The students working on the project include members from the school’s Programming Club, alongside those from several classes. They view it as an opportunity to give back to their school community, by creating a system for public use.

The school has acquired funding for supplies from the NSTU Program Development Assistance Fund and Brilliant Labs.  Mr. Watt believes this is an unparalleled experiential learning opportunity which will provide students with the technical and cooperative skills needed in future endeavours.



Halifax West Programming Club – All Welcome!

programming club

Halifax West High School Programming Club meets every Thursday at lunch in Mr. Watt’s Classroom A310. The club has grown to over 50 members but is still open to anyone wishing to learn how to code – no experience required.

Some of the languages we are learning include Java, Javascript, C, C++, Python and Scratch.

So, if you have any questions please see Mr. Watt (Rm A310). See you there!

Halifax West Programming Club

Halifax West has started a programming club. The club meets every Thursday at lunch in Mr. Watt’s Classroom A310. We already have over 40 members and we are excited about meeting and sharing our programming skills. This club is open to anyone wishing to learn how to code – NO experience required. If you are brand new to coding or have been programming for years, it does not matter, you are welcome to participate. You can learn Java, Javascript, C, C++, Python, Scratch, etc…

If you have any questions please see Mr. Watt (Rm A310) or Mr. Thornton (Rm B216) or stop by Room A310 Thursday’s at lunch. See you there!



Mr. Barker’s CMT 11 Exhibit at Keshen Goodman Library

Currently on display at the Keshen Goodman Library are a number of printed digital artworks belonging to Mr Barker’s Communications Technology 11 Class. The show opened on Tuesday 3rd May resulting in enthusiastic reviews from students, parents, teachers, library staff and members of the general public.

As you make your way around the exhibition, you will see an inspiring range of photographic and Photoshop composite work produced by students over the past few months.

Should you visit you may see a number of people standing around wearing strange looking glasses with red and blue lenses – don’t worry – the glasses are needed to view the students’ 3D Anaglyph projects that are also on display. The 3D glasses are available upon request at the library information desk. The CMT 11 exhibition will continue through the month of May.