Robotic Whiteboard | Boarderline

Haven’t you always wanted to wake up to the sounds of stepper motors that are writing the day’s weather for you on a whiteboard? Well, now you can(!) because the robotic whiteboard is alive and functional! It took sweat, tears, ABS plastic prints, and C++ classes, but now it is ready for action! (-ish, will be explained soon). This robot can write any text string that’s being inputted to it and also write real-time and current weather.

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Robotic Whiteboard | Boarderline – A new thing on its way.

Update! [Video below]

Event though it looks like one, it’s not a spelling error. There’s a board, and a line, so I thought “Boarderline” could be an absolutely amazing name. Feel free to criticize my thinking. I think I am starting to criticize my thinking too.

Boarderline_flow
Scratch paper → CAD → Reality

Anyway, Boarderline is a robotic whiteboard. I want it to be internet connected, have API communication, and server side capabilities. Though so far only the mechanical side is done. Therefore, to celebrate that milestone (which I’m kinda happy with, I mean it took 3 iterations to get somewhat right), I am uploading a video and some photos of the making process!

More to come soon!

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Autonomous Javelin Retrieving Robot – Javeliner

This robot returns things that people throw just so they could throw them again. Brilliant, I know.

More specifically, this robot uses GPS to drive on the field (word #2 of Track&Field), and retrieve javelins from their landing point back to the athletes.

Fun fact: I got to present it at MIT’s XFair! It is a tech-expo-career-fair mashup. It was really exciting.

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PACERBOT Showcase Video!

The final video featuring PACERBOT.

For additional information about this project, the way its software works, and the thought behind its design, take a look at the detailed video log series. All the episodes can be found in earlier posts.

For any additional information feel free to contact me over at the Contact tab above.