SwagRocket555 was designed to ace model rocket target altitude competitions. The goal was to deploy a speed brake based on the rocket dynamics to make a rocket stop at a specific altitude. The control board is a Teensy 3.6 shield, with a 3 axis gyro, a 3 axis low-g accelerometer, a 1 axis high-g accelerometer, a barometer, and a differential pressure sensor (for pitot tube). It actuates a servo (for extending the speed brake) and ignites a electric match (for deploying a chute).

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We made a robot that autonomously solves a maze fast without prior knowledge about the walls. I made the robot hardware (PCB+chassis) and some motion control. My friends wrote the maze solver, state estimation, and a Gazebo simulator.

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Class project for RBE3001 Manipulation. We made a weight sorting machine. The robot picks up the object and puts it down at different locations based on the weight. We were provided a 3D printed 2-link planar robot arm, and we coded the kinematics, controls, and force feedback in embedded AVR that talks to MATLAB.

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