The fastest pitch on record was 105mph. It’s amazing that a human body threw something that quickly - but it’s stranger that the human body did it with a “mechanism” that looks completely unfit for the job. How does a 3DOF arm with high distal mass throw something this quickly?... [Read More]
3LB Beetleweight Battlebot
CNC'd Unibody Battlebot in 2 Days
The goal of this robot was to see how effective a unibody CNC’d frame would be on a battlebot. Most frames seem to break at the joints, so removing joints should theoretically make for a stronger battlebot. The second, hidden goal was to see how “lazily” a CNC’d robot could... [Read More]
ML Cat Delivery System
AKA Laser Guided Cats
Cats follow lasers. Lasers can be aimed by computers. Computers can run YOLO. YOLO can detect cats. We now have a beautiful hackathon project. [Read More]
Precision Machine Design FPGAs
FPGA = FUNdaMENTAL Principle Gizmo Assignments. Not the chip.
I can’t say that I had the honor of making that acronym - that goes to Prof. Slocum - but I did have the honor of actually designing them. [Read More]
A 250lb combat robot featured on the show Battlebots.
Sometime around November, my friend Alex decided that it would be cool to make a 250lb battlebot. I didn’t his whim to consume my life for the next 5 months and land me on a major network television show… but hey, life happens. [Read More]