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]
A building-sized whipped cream dispenser
A robust, waterproof robotic bartender.
Every college student with a mechanical engineering degree builds a robotic bartender at some point in time. They’re usually made out of peristaltic pumps and MDF, controlled by an Arduino, and fall apart after one usage. If they don’t fall apart, they get left uncleaned and become a habitat for... [Read More]