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ASME Student Design Competition 2015

Robot at ASME Competition at Temple University

COMPETITION INFORMATION
Name: ASME Student Design Competition

Regional Competition
Held By: Temple University
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: April 18th, 2015
Placed: Did not compete

COMPETITION PURPOSE
The goal of the competition was to create a robot that would be able to maneuver through various terrain, climb a set of stairs, and drop a payload into a hole. The purpose of this competition was to mimic a relief robot that would be able to deliver aid, clean water, food, fuel, medical supplies, and other objects in areas that have been recently hit with natural disasters.

MY CONTRIBUTION
I wired the six motors to the four motor controllers, wired the motor controllers to an Arduino Mega, connected the RF communication device, connected the power supply to the various components, and developed the controller for the motors. The controller included PID control, interrupts, SMA filtering, thresholding, and bi-directional motor control.

The day of the competition, a MOSFET on the Arduino Mega fried and we were not able to compete since we did not have a spare Arduino Mega.

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