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
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.