Lane Shaw graduated from the Coshocton County Career Center (CCCC) in June 2013. During his senior year he successfully completed four Dual Enrollment (DE) courses: Electric Circuits I, Introduction to Electronics, Digital Systems and Network Engineering.
Students in this program spend two years studying digital electronics, including electronic theory and the components that store, transmit or alter electrical signals. Students build and analyze various types of digital circuits and then test and troubleshoot problems with their operation. Computers of various types are used to reinforce the technology studied.
Shaw is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in electrical/electronics engineering technology from at Kent State University at Tuscarawas.
While in high school, Lane took second place in a digital electronics high school competition held in January 2013 and earned a $750 scholarship.
According to his instructor, Steve Ervin (CCCC), during his enrollment in these courses Lane developed a program in C++ that was shared with the author of a book on the subject matter. Shaw also started a business repairing computers and assisting area businesses and residents with solutions related to information technology.
Last summer, Shaw started and he is now completing the development of a game application that converts a Microsoft Xbox game into a laser tag version. In this application he built the server with one computer controlling the input/output of several wireless stations. His innovative laser tag game is designed to move the characters in the arena with up to 24 players (up to 12 players per team) and with nine game characters.
Laser tag technology offers wireless interactive game play, lighted guns with sound, and colorful barriers.
Shaw is currently developing a business plan to bring his invention to market, as he continues the pursuit of his engineering technology degree at KSU at Tuscarawas.