High 5 4 Kids: Hannah Elser - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

High 5 4 Kids: Hannah Elser

NORTH AUGUSTA, SC (WFXG) -

"People don't understand how really cool it is," said Hannah Elser, "how much stuff you can do."

The 16-year-old was about her passions: math and science, which includes building things.

"This is what I did," Elser said as she explained her creation. "It's just a pair of normal converse. I attached some LEDs. It's hooked up to this pad," she continued. "Whenever I stepped down the pressure pad senses it, it's been programmed to do that, this will light up red. It's more or less sketchers, honestly, they're really cool and you built them on your own."

These are the kind of projects her dad encourages.

"I tend to believe she's a normal kid that has just read so much that she's more educated, self-educated, than average," said Ed Elser.

In fact, Elser helped start the Young Makers of Augusta group, that meets periodically, to work on different projects.

"It's all different stuff, really," Elser said. "Recently we were doing CO2 race cars. We've previously worked with arduino, which is programming. It's a whole variety of stuff and it's interesting."

Elser now plans to take her passion overseas. She will be studying in Switzerland as an exchange student for the upcoming school year.

"I got into a math and science school in Switzerland and I'm really eager to go."

And when she's not making her own shoes that light up or helping to decode some complex commute program, Elser is just being an average teenager.

Copyright 2014 WFXG. All rights reserved.

  • NewsNewsMore>>

  • Quilts of Valor provides healing and comfort to Savannah veterans

    Quilts of Valor provides healing and comfort to Savannah veterans

    Saturday, May 26 2018 6:33 PM EDT2018-05-26 22:33:40 GMT
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)

    Quilts of Valor awarded two Savannah Army veterans with quilts on Saturday as a way to thank them for their military service.  Founded in 2003, the organization awards quilts to active service members and veterans to promote healing and comfort. Since their founding, they've awarded around 187-thousand quilts. "...to be able to look at somebody I know who has been through sleepless nights, not able to brush their teeth, not able to shampoo their hair. The smells they ...

    More >>

    Quilts of Valor awarded two Savannah Army veterans with quilts on Saturday as a way to thank them for their military service.  Founded in 2003, the organization awards quilts to active service members and veterans to promote healing and comfort. Since their founding, they've awarded around 187-thousand quilts. "...to be able to look at somebody I know who has been through sleepless nights, not able to brush their teeth, not able to shampoo their hair. The smells they ...

    More >>
  • Tropical Update: Alberto sending bands of rain to the Coastal Empire, Lowcountry

    Tropical Update: Alberto sending bands of rain to the Coastal Empire, Lowcountry

    Saturday, May 26 2018 5:29 PM EDT2018-05-26 21:29:51 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Moisture from Sub-Tropical Storm Alberto will surge into the southeastern United States over the next 24-hours; widespread wet weather is likely Sunday into Monday.

    More >>

    Moisture from Sub-Tropical Storm Alberto will surge into the southeastern United States over the next 24-hours; widespread wet weather is likely Sunday into Monday.

    More >>
  • Police remember fallen officer at 13th annual Savannah Mile

    Police remember fallen officer at 13th annual Savannah Mile

    Saturday, May 26 2018 4:50 PM EDT2018-05-26 20:50:28 GMT
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)

    The event comes just one day after Savannah Police Officer Anthony Christie lost his life in the line of duty as other families took the chance to remember their fallen heroes. 

    More >>

    The event comes just one day after Savannah Police Officer Anthony Christie lost his life in the line of duty as other families took the chance to remember their fallen heroes. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly