Category: Projects

Machine Learning Color Classifier

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Projects

My line-following robot needed to differentiate between 5 colors to choose the line to follow. Instead of hard-coding and trial-and-error to figure out what the sensor is seeing, I decided to use a Machine Learning algorithm. It was surprisingly easy to implement on my Arduino Uno. For a recent line-following robot competition at the RSSC, I […]

Fume Extractor

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Projects

If you tinker with electronics, then you’re certainly familiar with solder fumes. You probably do your best to avoid breathing them, but let’s face it: like I used to, you probably just accept them as a necessary evil. I got wary of dealing with them, so I built this fume extractor project as an excellent […]

Entry into Machine Vision

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Projects

To paraphrase Helen Keller: the only thing worse than being a blind robot is to be a robot with sight, but no vision.  Machine vision is the combined methods for taking in video or still image data and translating it into some meaningful interpretation of the world that a computer can understand. Some of the most popular […]

My Thanks to Mr. Clavel

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Delta Arm Projects

I spent some time working on this backburner project over my Christmas vacation. It’s nowhere near finished, but it functions, so I thought I’d share what I have. This robot arm configuration is called a Clavel Delta Arm and where you might think of a typical robot arm composed of a series of links, this […]