This was my first year on a robotics team. I was on Team 2194, Fondy Fire. I learned a lot this year and focused mainly on programming and electrical work. Check out our website!
This is the Central Illinois Regional Competition.
This is the Midwest Regional Competition.
This is a robot that I built over last year’s christmas break. The frame of the robot is primarily made from VEX parts. It also has 4 VEX continuous motors for a 4-wheel drive. The robot is wireless and has a stand for someone to put their iPhone in. Someone can Skype their phone while driving the robot to see where it is going.
This is a project to control a motor using differing speed controls. I used a ps3 controller to move a motor at different speeds. I used an Arduino along with a Jaguar, one of the speed controllers we use for FIRST Robotics.
This was a project using the Raspberry Pi and an Arduino to do video and sensor surveillance at my lake house. The Raspberry Pi, a small computer, takes two camera inputs and puts them out on the internet with an IP address. The Arduino, connected to a router, acts as the web server that puts the data into a nice view. It shows readings from the sensors attached to the Arduino and the live camera feeds.
This is a group of white LEDs that I wired to work with a DC 5v power supply. It is designed to mount on any surface with the breadboard sticky side and provide light where needed. This project took little time and was a simple way to make a work light.
I created this soccer cart for my Varsity soccer team after my Freshman year. The team needed a better way to carry all of its equipment. As a player who had to carry a lot of equipment, I thought of a better way. I created this cart to hold balls, water jugs, and other necessary supplies. I later decorated it to look nice and even added a cargo net to allow the balls to roll out nice. This cart is currently serving a great use to our soccer team!
One of my invention ideas was a cordless drill powered weed eater. Almost everyone has a cordless drill, so I figured, why would someone want to buy a weed eater with a motor? That costs a lot more. For this reason, I created at attachment for a cordless, electric drill that one could use to weed eat.