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Ahmed Mohamed has had a whirlwind week. The teen brought a “homemade” clock to school to impress his teachers, but eventually was arrested when one teacher inquired about a beeping sound. When Ahmed revealed the clock, which was enclosed in a pencil case, he was sent to the principal’s office and later arrested over concerns that he had built a device that looked like a bomb. The picture of Ahmed in handcuffs is the catalyst for what launched Ahmed’s quick rise to fame and a media firestorm.I expect they will have more to say tomorrow, but Ahmed's sister asked me to share this photo. A NASA shirt! pic.twitter.com/nR4gt992gB— Anil Dash (@anildash) September 16, 2015 Not long after his arrest... Read more...
The flurry of good fortune stemming from an unfortunate incident continues to pour on Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old freshman student who was arrested at MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas, after his homemade clock was mistaken for a bomb. Ahmed has received an outpouring of support through social media, along with physical goods, such as a Surface Pro 3 and Cube 3D printer.Alia Salem, Executive Director of Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Texas - DFW Chapter, posted a photo to Twitter of Ahmed surrounded by several gifts sent from Microsoft. In the photo, you can make out a Surface Pro 3 with Type Cover and Sleeve, Microsoft Band, Cube 3D Printer, Raspberry Pi, and several... Read more...
Have you heard the one about an enterprising high school student who built a clock from scratch, took it to school to show his teachers, and was subsequently arrested? Neither had we until it happened to Ahmed Mohamed, a 14-year-old freshman at MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas, who was put in handcuffs by local authorities. Mohamed is a maker and an inventor. He'd love to be on Shark Tank, a show where budding entrepreneurs show off their inventions to a panel of "sharks" in hopes of securing a high profile and wealthy investor to back their company or product. But instead of encouraging his curiosity, Mohamed's teachers had the student arrested and suspended him from school for three days.President... Read more...