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.
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.
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!
I have been fortunate to be one of those who received an MIT Admissions Tube, and decided to honor the “tradition” and hack it! Or put in another way, forcefully make it be something it shouldn’t be and do things it probably only dreamt doing. That is, of course, if tubes dream.
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.
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Hi, I’m glad to finally share with you a project that I began about four months ago. The PACERBOT! An Arduino Uno based robot designed to pace track runners and perform as a physical guide. I will post brief summaries of my progress along the way, besides more detailed video logs.