My team and I designed a solution to bike theft, which is rampant in every city and on every university campus. Our solution is a GPS-enabled module which communicates with a server and transmits the location of the bicycle at a set interval. The owner can view the location on an app using the Google Maps API. The entire module charges whenever someone pedals, ensuring that it doesn't run out of battery at a critical time.
The photo displays our functional prototype.
Operational November 2017
I built a highly modified version of the DBot 3D Printer from scratch. Some main features are as follows:
300 x 300 x 300 mm Print Volume (12" x 12" x 12")
32-bit processor allowing for extremely high speeds (Smoothieboard)
Full web interface and a phone app, no USB connection required
Automatic 9-point bed levelling with on-the-fly correction while printing
Stable print speeds of up to 120 mm/s, thanks to an E3D Volcano and a very rigid metal frame.
All-metal nozzle and heated bed - compatible with a wide range of filaments including ABS and PETG
Won the McMaster University Sumobot Advanced Competition 2017
I was part of a team of 4 rookies that built an autonomous robot to compete in the competition mentioned above. We won the competition, losing only 1 match (2-1) in the group stages. Some features and specs of the Milano :
20 cm x 20 cm size limit (no height constraint)
3 kg weight limit
Dual Arduino setup for low latency
Tank-like soft tread design for maximum grip
Dual 60W brushed motors
3S 5000 mAh Lithium Polymer battery
Baby Groot Mascot
Dual Ultrasonic Sensors for directional detection
Two Arduinos were used to reduce the execution time of the loop and improve responsiveness. The "slave" collected data from each of the 7 sensors, and sent them over serial to the "master," which then sent a signal to the motors accordingly.
Yet to come:
- Custom Drone
- Custom high fidelity amplifier
- A replica of the 'Clock Clock'
- SnowBot - a snow-ready tank