Fall 2017-Spring 2017
BeagleBone on DSTR
The BeagleBone is an open hardware and open software Launchpad with an embedded H-Bridge. The student workers at MISL are working with the capstone team NT^2 in learning how to incorporate the BeagleBone blue on a DSTR robot.
Connected Vehicles Project
Mobile Integrated Solutions Laboratory (MISL) was tasked with a connected vehicle project in which one go-kart will autonomously follow the other. The follow go-kart will also use mmWave technology to detect its relation to the lead go-kart. A student from China, named Sam, worked with MISL on implementing the mmWave technology into the follow go-kart. He has passed on the knowledge of the technology to the MISL team and they will take over the project in Sam’s absence.
NASA asked MISL to create a payload that would attach to a kite that would go on the planet Mars. This would have a stereoscopic camera and can detect temperature, air pressure, altitude, accelerometer data, gyroscopic data, and magnetometer data.
Teacher IoT Workshop
ESET, Electronic Systems Engineering Technology Major, and MMET, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Technology, worked with secondary education teachers in order to provide an education as to how to incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math concepts into the classroom These teachers were provided an in-depth knowledge of product design, additive manufacturing, building automation, and internet of things, or IoT.
Youth Adventure Programs DSTR Workshop
Mobile Integrated Solutions Laboratory (MISL) participated in Youth Adventure Programs this year. Youth Adventure Programs, or YAP, are one-week courses exploring different career fields. MISL is in charge of a course focusing on robotics, specifically using their own DSTR robots. Students, from sixth to tenth grade, designed, created, programmed, and controlled their very own DSTR robot.
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