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CWSF 2016 - Montreal, Quebec

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My name is Elias Andersen and I am a grade ten student at Pretty River Academy in Collingwood, Ontario. I have gone to two previous Canada-Wide Science Fairs; winning a gold and a bronze medal. Science, math and physical education are my favourite subjects at school. In my spare time I love playing and watching all sports, which led to this year’s innovation. Last year in the MLB playoffs, the Toronto Blue Jays had a review that lasted almost 50 minutes. I thought, “there has to be a better way” and with that, my science idea was born. This year I was able to combine both my passions, baseball and science, to create an electronic baseball umpire which could accurately call safe and out. In the future I plan on continuing to develop this project. This summer I am heading to Lakehead University to participate in the SHAD program where I am excited to meet other young scientists and further my science education. In two years I plan on attending university and studying science.

Elias Andersen

You're Out! An Electronic Baseball Umpire
Region:Simcoe County
City:Meaford, ON
School:Pretty River Academy
Abstract:An electronic baseball umpire was first created using microphones and sound triangulation. A simple program using math equations was developed that could accurately call where and when each sound originated. This was tested with humans on a baseball field and a much more complex program was then written in Objective-C using Xcode. This program outputs exact locations of the sounds as a visual display.

Awards Value
Excellence Award - Intermediate
Silver Medal
Sponsor: Youth Science Canada
Western University Scholarship
Silver Medallist - $2000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: Western University
$2 000.00
Total$2 000.00