Intro to Spiderbot

Spiderbot

Project Manager: Saleh Muzien JR

Systems Engineering: Tin Vo and Yang Yin

Computer, Control and Power Division: Steven Hatanaka

Manufacturing Division: Raja Dhiman

The Spiderbot, as the name suggests, will be a robotic spider capable of traversing rough, uneven terrain while maintaining a spider-like gait and appearance. The design is still in consideration, but will be based off of a popular hexapod model consisting of a sandwich design for a body with six legs protruding symmetrically from its sides.

Many factors are taken into consideration when designing a spider-bot: Should it be fast? Does it need to be able to lift a sizeable load? Maybe it needs a lengthy operational life duration. Perhaps it just needs to be functional and cost-friendly (Spiderbots can get expensive in a hurry with their notoriously heavy use of servos.). The Spiderbot will aim to be cost-friendly and capable of maintaining a decent speed during its walk. If time permits, further functionality may be integrated as well.

Intro to Biped

Biped

Project Manager: Ryan Fiske

Systems Engineering: David D. Knapp

Computer, Control and Power Division: Sokleng Heng

Manufacturing Division: Nikolas Bote and Rene Millan

Team Biped is designing a bipedal (two-legged) robot using many of the parts and design ideas of Dr. Jonathan Dowdall of Project Biped. This new robot will use RoFi (Robot Five) of Project Biped’s frame, and integrate with Arxterra’s control software to allow users to pilot our robot!

Intro to 3D Bio-Printer

3D Bio-Printer

Project Manager: Kristi Yoshikawa

Systems Engineering: Anh Tram Do

Computer, Control and Power Division: Abdou E. Fares

Manufacturing Division: Nikolas Bote and Yang Yin

Bio-printing involves a device used in the production of biological material through computer-aided software. The goal of this project is to add a z-axis to the bio-printer, allowing tissue cells to be printed layer-by-layer. This will build the tissue up vertically to achieve a three dimensional structure.  3D bio-printing technology promises to revolutionize medicine by one day printing organs.

Robotics Society of Southern California

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Pathfinder Rover was exploring the most recent meeting for the Robotics Society of Southern California. There were also interesting presentations on autonomous robots (Leaf Project) and Lego NXT Sensor Interfacing. Meetings are free and every second Saturday of the month.

For more info go to http://rssc.org/node/1.

3D Printing Demonstration

3D Printing

Manufacturing Division members watch a 3D printing demonstration during  a California State University senior design class to prepare for the semester of innovative work ahead.

OC Interactive Meetup

Arxterra was on hand at the OC Interactive Group giving a presentation on Arduino Flash Based Control! Of course Rosco was on hand for a quick demo! Thanks to our own Jeff Gomes for setting everything up.

More info on OC Interactive can be found at:

http://www.meetup.com/Orange-County-MultiMedia-Association/

Arduino Enthusiast Meeting

Rosco and Pathfinder were on display at the monthly LA Arduino Enthusiast Meeting. Great turnout and interesting people from all backgrounds. If you’re in the area and love Arduino, a great meeting to check out! People of all ages and backgrounds!

Two Roscos and a Pathfinder

Two Roscos and a Pathfinder

Dancing Follower Robots

For more information on LA Arduino Enthusiasts go to: http://www.meetup.com/LA-Arduino/