I'm Johan Vandegriff, and I am homeschooled. I like creating things, and because of this I enjoy being on a robotics team, and making electronics, computer programs, videos, and more. I am looking forward to college to further my skills and enable me to make a positive difference in the world.
I am currently the lead programmer, webmaster, and treasurer for FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) team 7393, the Electron Volts. To the right is a summary video I made of our last season. You can see our website at gearbox4h.org
I was in Boy Scout Troop 1441 for 8 years, during which time I served as co-patrol leader, joined the Order of the Arrow, attended Philmont (a week long backpacking trip), and completed my Eagle Scout. My eagle project benefited the theatre group I am in.
Every year since 2012, I have made one or more electronic games:
2012 - Whack-a-mole game.
2013 - Tilt puzzle game.
2014 - Mini multi-game system.
2015 - Tic-Tac-Toe with 3D printed case; Tetris with LED matrix and joystick.
2016 - Touchscreen AI connect four; Raspberry Pi calculator.
My robotics team is also a 4-H club. Every year, we build a robot to drive in the 4-H fair parade. I also enter my personal projects in the fair. I have reached diamond clover level 5 out of 6. Before the team was formed, I was in another club.
I have edited videos for the theatre group I am in, as well as some skits my family and friends made at a cabin that we visit.
HST Homeschool Theater
I have done stage crew for a theatre group for 4 years, with 4 or 5 shows each year. I also wrote a web application for the group to allow students to write peer reviews for each other.
I took lessons for a few years, and now I compose and play when I have time. Here is a video of me playing at one of the robotics competitions.