Ben Heck Creates Breathable Guitar Hero Drum Pedal

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While most probably don’t even think about it, being handicapped and in a wheelchair eliminates your ability to play the drums in the recent music games. Modder extraordinaire Ben Heck has created a rather ingenious solution. Instead using your foot to power the pedal, you could use your breath, registering with the sensor. While undoubtedly tiring over a long session, and means of playing a complete game for those previously unable to is a positive.

Heck put instructions on his site on how to complete the set up. It doesn’t require too much know-how, just some careful cutting and gluing. You can also see a video of Heck giving it a go via the same link.

honors + awards honors + awards.(Suffolk Sun)

The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) June 14, 2007 tell us!

MILITARY Jonathon T. Carr of the submarine Santa Fe, has been selected the 2006 Junior Sailor of the Year among 120 sailors of his boat. He previously was selected Junior Sailor of the quarter. He was stationed at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, N.H. He recently reported for duty at the Trident Training Facility in Bangor, Wash., where he serves as a sonar instructor. Carr is a 1998 graduate of Lakeland High School. He is the husband of Ashley Carr and son of Ed and Cheryl Sawyer of Suffolk.

ACADEMIC Suffolk Presbyterian Church recently awarded scholarships of $2,000 each to five Suffolk high school graduates from trust funds established in memory of Albert C. Volper and Brenda Beaman Willis. Payment will be divided over two years to the recipient’s college. The students are: * Jessica Elizabeth Estienne, Lakeland High School. The daughter of Mark and Cyndi Estienne, she will attend the College of William and Mary and major in biology. * Johnetta Alexandria Robinson, Lakeland High School. The daughter of Johnnie and Pamela Robinson, she will attend Norfolk State University and major in nursing. * Wastell Stephen McNeil, King’s Fork High School. The son of John and Tomika Williams, he will attend Old Dominion University and major in engineering/music. * Anna Margaret Suhring, King’s Fork High School. The daughter of Steven and Beth Suhring, she will attend Davidson College with an undeclared major. * Carolyn Ann Tucker, Nansemond River High School. The daughter of George and Elizabeth Tucker, she will attend Virginia Tech and major in engineering. She is also the winner of this year’s Lewis F. Morris Memorial/Chuckatuck High School Scholarship. She is the daughter of Elizabeth and George W. Tucker Jr., and she plans to attend Virginia Tech. in our site lakeland high school

The Suffolk Art League is distributing $1,500 from its Chip Picot Memorial Student Scholarships among three students for 2007-2008. The scholarships are used to help students pursue their interests in the arts. The winners are: * Sarah Jane Cook, who attends John F. Kennedy Middle School and will use her scholarship to continue her violin studies. Sarah began taking private violin lessons about 9 months ago and also takes the strings class at her school. Her desire is to one day play with a symphony. She is the daughter of Audrey Littlefield. * Rebecca Weddle also will use her scholarship to continue her violin studies. Rebecca is home-schooled and has been taking private violin lessons for about eight years. She wants to play with a professional orchestra, as well a pursue chamber and solo performance opportunities. She is the daughter of Dave and Charlene Weddle. * Danielle Bess, a student at Northern Shores Elementary School, wants to pursue the visual arts by taking classes and purchasing art materials with her scholarship funds. Danielle’s goal is to become an art teacher. She is the daughter of Vanessa Ford.

Gina Seward recently received her masters of education degree from Regent University’s School of Education. Seward is married to Lewis Seward and has six children: Sara, Cassidy, Matthew, Dylan, Margaret and Thomas Jacob. Seward is a special education teacher for Suffolk Public Schools.

Robert Scott Harry has graduated from the University of Virginia with a bachelor of arts degree in English literature. In addition to being named to the dean’s list, he was involved in the University Judiciary Committee, Undergraduate Admission Office, Virginia Club Swim Team, Sigma Tau Delta International English Honors Society, as well as summer study abroad in London. Harry was awarded the United Kingdom Fellowship to teach English and history at a boarding school in Wales. A 2003 graduate of Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, he is the son of Tom and Carol Harry of Suffolk. here lakeland high school

Beth Ann Crocker has graduated from Christopher Newport University with a bachelor of arts degree in political science. She also was named to the dean’s list for the fall, 2006 semester. She was inducted into Pi Sigma Alpha, National Political Science Honor Society. Crocker was named 2007 Residence Hall Association Member of the Year for 2007 after serving as the organization’s treasurer for three years. She earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting from CNU in 2006. She is the daughter of Neil and Sharon Crocker of Suffolk, and a 2002 honor graduate of Lakeland High School.

Phillip Lee Saunders Jr. has graduated from Virginia Military Institute as a distinguished graduate with institute honors. He received a bachelor of arts degree in history with minors in English and International Studies. Saunders studied in Peru and Bolivia in 2004, and at Oxford University in 2005. He interned for state Del. William Janis during the 2006 General Assembly in Richmond. He participated in the undergraduate Marshall Scholar Program this year. He is the son of Phil and Judy Saunders of Suffolk, the paternal grandson of Mack and Ruth Saunders of Suffolk and grandson of Helen Taylor and the late James D. Taylor of Virginia Beach.

Three local residents have graduated from Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, Va. T hey are: * Neal Thomas Eike, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin N. Eike Jr. of Suffolk. Eike received a bachelor of arts degree in history. He is a graduate of Nansemond-Suffolk Academy. * William O’Connor Mathis, son of Brant and Carole Mathis of Suffolk. Mathis received a bachelor of arts degree in economics. He is a graduate of Nansemond-Suffolk Academy. * Taylor R. Pruden, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter D. Pruden III of Suffolk. Pruden received a bachelor of arts degree in economics. He is a graduate of Nansemond-Suffolk Academy.

Melissa Armitage recently received her bachelor of science in interdisciplinary studies from Regent University’s School of Undergraduate Studies. Armitage is married to Joshua and has two children, Dylan and Alyson. She graduated from Lakeland High School in 1998, and is the daughter of Michael and Griselle Stevens of Suffolk. Armitage’s future plans include working at Atlantic Shores Christian School in Virginia Beach.

The Woman’s Club of Smithfield has awarded its annual scholarships. They are: * Courtney Yam Saw and Roger Scott Stronach from Smithfield High School. * Megan Brooke Delk from Isle of Wight Academy.

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Harry courtesy photo The Nansemond River High School International Thespian Society’s newly elected 2007-2008 officers are, from left, president Nicole Lockhart, vice president Julia Locklear, secretary Noel Hickman, treasurer Kenneth Finke and historian Robyn Burcham. Saunders Saunders Harry The award-winning Nansemond River High School International Thespian Society newly elected 2007-2008 officers are, from left,president Nicole Lockhart, vice president Julia Locklear, secretary Noel Hickman, treasurer Kenneth Finke and historian Robyn Burcham. Courtesy photo.

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  • Jason R

    Brilliant!