September 15, 2012
I have been looking around LMR for a few weeks and I thought I should introduce myself. You can call me "Bur7ama" or just "Bur" for short. The 89 stands for the year I was born...23 years old if you don't feel like doing the math.
I am an undergraduate electrical engineering student at Florida International University. I am in my senior year and that means I have to work with a group on a senior design project. My group has some IEEE members and they have decided, and the rest of the group agreed, to participate in the IEEE Hardware Competition. We are 4 electrical engineering students and 1 computer engineering student. We have a good amount of funding ($500+) coming from the individuals and organizations associated with the university, but we want to try and make our design inexpensive...relatively inexpensive. I plan on posting our robot here, but we have nothing to show as of now. We have had some brainstorming sessions and I think we have decided on a chassis, but things could change. By the end of this semester we should have something built. Due to the nature of the competition, I don't plan on posting detailed information about the design and code until possibly after the competition.
Also, I have ordered some servos, dc motors, a chassis, robot claw + pan tilt bracket, a basic Sharp IR sensor (2-10cm), and a picaxe 08M2 and the necessities of picaxe interface for my own entertainment. I am impatiently waiting for them to arrive. I plan on posting my robot once I have something built.