High School and Hi-Tech in Israel

I was going through some old documents and found my High School final projects presentation agenda from 1991. It’s almost 20 years old.

It is interesting to look back and remember some of the roots for Israeli Hi-Tech predate the army background.

The projects are quite impressive, given it was  1991 and they were developed by high school after hours.

  • Drawing with Robots
  • Hebrew Optical Character Recognition Engine ( That’s mine with Roy🙂, It didn’t work very well, but it’s a hard problem )
  • Robot and Algorithm to Solve Rubic’s Cube (Not the video from youtube which is much newer)
  • An Internet Terminal connection  over RS232
  • 8088 simulator
  • Russian-Hebrew-English Dictionary
  • Course-ware for Firefighters
  • Sound Sampler for IBM PC
  • An expert system to prove Theorems in Euclidean Geometry

Looking back at the technology is also fun. Lot’s of Robotics, Prolog,”Expert Systems“,  EGA, Turbo Pascal and 8088.

It’s true my school was not a standard in the Israeli education system. The principal used to show a map of the Silicon valley superimposed over Tel Aviv back in 1988, in order to present a vision to new candidates. But it was definitely not the only school encouraging technical innovation.

Naturally, I have not stayed in touch with most of the people. Random samples suggests that quite a few are leaders in various positions in Universities and in the Hi-Tech industry.

Israeli High School Final Project Day One

Israeli High School Final Project Day One

High School Final Projects Day Two

High School Final Projects Day Two

High School Final Projects Day Three

High School Final Projects Day Three

Israeli High School Final Projects Day Four

Israeli High School Final Projects Day Four

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