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This website is
dedicated to my robotics research and course work at Umass Lowell. I
hope that future generations will have at least as much fun with robotics as
we did in Dr Fred Martin's class. After being a student at Umass Lowell for
2 years the courses I took did not excite me. I was considering a major
change when I found my "calling" - in robotics. I took Robotics I as my
project sequence and since then my attitude towards Umass Lowell has
changed. I used to spend minimal amount of time at school. Just enough to
pass the courses if that. Since then Engaging Computing Lab or as we call it
the EC lab has become my second home.
Some of the projects
I have been working on:
The Egghunt contest
was organized in 2003 and one of it's goals were to introduce us to the word
of robot competitions. The objective of the contest was to collect
colored eggs and take it to a Home base. More on that on it's dedicated
The Knight Rider
ambient display project, labs 1 and 3 are using the PIC 16F876 chip and
creating something useful for upcoming robot projects.
Lab 1 is a basic
introduction to the PIC 16F876 chip. It is almost the "Hello World" of the
Lab 3 is a using the
more sophisticated built in functions of the PIC
The Knight Rider
ambient display is modeled after the early 80's TV show with the same name.
In the move a car is outfitted to be an autonomous robot. There is a small
LED display on the hood of the car named KITT that I built using LEDs and
the PIC 16H876 chip.
The Fire Fighter
Project involved building a robot for the Trinity College Fire Fighter
Contest in Hartford, CT. The objective of the contest was to find a candle
in a small maze, put it out and go back to the initial starting position.
If you have any
questions or comments you can send an e-mail to the following e-mail address
and I will try to help you out
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