Tag Archives: Mechatronics

Design Qualifier Exam

These images are from my design qualifier exam in 2011.  The design problem was to design a gearbox that connected a Kinect camera to a robot body.  However, the design needed to be child-proof and resist a 3ft drop. My conceptual design included a gearbox and a compliant torque limiter.  The gear train uses a […]

Can-Collecting Robot

My mechatronics team was assigned to make a robot that could collect 5 bean-cans on a field and drop them into a hole.  The entire robot had to fit within a 1 ft^3 volume, but could unfold after it was started.  Although our robot was camera-shy for the competition (it ran fine between official trials, […]