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Project: Trash Sorting Robot

Project: Self-Driving Wagon
Duration: 2017-Today
Objective: Mechanize and computerize a small red wagon in order to allow it to drive to a destination. It must avoid obstacles and keep itself out of harm's way in addition to obeying all laws.

The wagon has two main mechanical features, one controls forward and reverse movement, the other controls turning. For the forward and reverse movement, we purchased a kit used to build electric go-karts. This kit included the motor, motor controller, sprockets, chain and two 12V batteries wired in series. To mount the sprocket on the wheel, we took the wheel off an drilled holes for bolts to go through then mounted the sprocket with spacers underneath to position it correctly. 
 Next, we welded steel together to form a cage for the batteries to be held in underneath the wagon. We also painted it to cover up any imperfections made in the welding process. Next, we mounted a small piece of wood onto the cage and mounded the charging connector in the piece of wood. Then mounted the motor controller and ran our first test. (Note: to make things easier to mount, a piece of plywood was added to the bottom of the wagon. This prevented us from needing to drill through the metal very much.)

Project: 5327B Nothing But Net 
Club: Gael Force Robotics Club
Duration: 2015-2016
Objective: Design, Build, and Compete with a Robot in the Vex Nothing But Net Game.
Type of Project: Team
Team Members:

Jaiveer Singh - Lead Programmer

Kumaran Ratnam - Head Scout

John So - Building Specialist

Noah Psutka - Building Specialist

Jeffrey Fisher II - Team Captain and Driver

Hanna Li - Scout

View Google Drive Folder Here

    In the 2015-2016 Vex Robotics Season, I was the Captain of team 5327B. The task in the game was to shoot foam balls into triangular nets. Our team won many awards for our robot design, and our unique use of the Vex platform. As Captain, it was my job to teach all new members and guide experienced ones to design and build the best robot that we could.
    Our final design was comprised of, a 6 motor X-Drive which allows for motion in all directions, a two motor high-speed intake for quickly collecting balls, a two motor linear puncher with a one motor angle changer, and an autoloading mechanism for ease of use for the driver. Our robot was very accurate and precise when shooting from anywhere on the field, and also very fast shooting a little over two balls per second.
    Below you can see my team, our robot, and our awards from the 2015-2016 season. The awards displayed are:
  •  Regional Design Awards
  • The California State Championship Design Award
  • The Innovate Award in the Technology Division at The Vex World Championship
  • Regional Tournament Champion Award
  • Regional Judges Award

Project: Etch-Sketch-Bot
Objective: Create a robot Etch-a-Sketch to draw vector images on an Etch-a-Sketch.
Type of Project: Single Person
Team Members: Jeffrey Fisher II
Documentation: N/A

For this project, I used an Arduino connected to two servo motors to turn the knobs on the Etch-a-Sketch. This project is still a work in progress, but I plan to finish this project in a few months.

Project: Christmas Light Show - 2014
Course: N/A
Duration: 12/19/2014 - N/A
Objective: Make Christmas lights on my house turn on and off to music.
Type of Project: Single Person
Team Members: Jeffrey Fisher II
Documentation: N/A

In this project, I made my Christmas lights "dance" to music. To do this I used an Arduino, a relay board with 16 channels, a computer, lots of extension cords, an FM transmitter, wires, and 16 strands of Christmas lights. I wired up the AC power so that all of the lights could be powered by one plug. To turn the lights on and off I connected the common wire to one side of the relay, the other side of the relay is connected to the lights. I use the Arduino to tell the relays to turn on and off. When I was done it looked like the picture below.

Project: PLD Circuit Design
Course: Digital Electronics
Duration: 3/19/16 - 3/10/16
Objective: Use a programmable logic device to display a message on a seven segment display.
Type of Project: Single Person
Designer: Jeffrey Fisher II

Using the software Multisim, I designed a circuit that would display the words "robotics is fun". Multisim allowed for me to draw a schematic, and upload it to a Programmable Logic Device(PLD). Then I wired the PLD to the seven segment display on our myDAQ Protoboard. As you increase the bit value on the switches, the message will display as shown below. 

Project: 4 Player Rock Paper Scissors
Course: Digital Electronics
Duration: 11/19/15 - 12/10/15
Objective: Find a problem to solve, then solve it using the skills learned in the course.
Type of Project: Group Project
Team Members: Jeffrey Fisher II, Navneedh Maudgalya, Justin Rabe, and Josh Reiss
Documentation: Click Here

At the beginning of the assignment, my team brainstormed possible problems that we could solve using what we had learned. We not only wanted to get a good grade on the project, but we also wanted to make something cool. After much discussion, my group decided to make two vs. two rock paper scissors. The problem was, in rock paper scissors, people can cheat. Originally we were going to do one vs. one, but one of the design constraints was having 3 inputs per person. Our final prototype worked halfway, but we were not able to get the entire circuit fully functional. 


Project: The School Box - 2015
Course: Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) - PLTW
Duration: 5/18/2015 - 6/4/2015
Objective: Create a pencil box with good aesthetics and organization.
Type of Project: Group Project
Team Members: Jeffrey Fisher II, Brian Patterson, Jack Calhoun, and Shayan Bawney.

Every day, I carry around a pencil box to hold my school supplies. My pencil box is great, but it doesn't hold everything I need and it is very disorganized. In order to fix this problem, my team and I made a new pencil box with specialized slots for pens and pencils. Not only did we make our pencil box more organized, we also made it hold more things in less space. We only had two weeks to complete this project, so we were not able to fit everything we wanted in the box. In the future, we plan to make The School Box hold more, be more organized, and hopefully, put them on sale. Below is a video showing how The School Box works. 

Documentation: Click Here

Project: Puzzle Cube
Course: IED (Introduction to Engineering Design)
Duration: 9/26/2014 - 10/17/2014
Objective: Design and make a puzzle cube to sell to a furniture company that needs a use for leftover wood. The puzzle cube must be made out of five pieces and must also be solvable by ages 2+.
Type of Project: Single Person
Team Members: Jeffrey Fisher II
Documentation: Click Here

    This project was meant to introduce us to the design process as well as 3D modeling in Autodesk Inventor. Our goal was to make a puzzle cube out of 0.75" wooden cubes. These cubes were wasted from a Furniture company that was losing money because of this. Designing this cube saved them money as well as produced profit for them. To design this cube we used a software called Autodesk Inventor, a 3D CAD modeling software. The cube was designed in Inventor then latter made out of the wooden cubes. We were also required to make a box for our cube that followed a theme. My theme was intelligence because I only found one person that was able to solve it without my assistance. I named it the smart box and I have different equations and symbols to represent intelligence. 

Project: Laser Cut Business Card
Course: CIM (Computer Integrated Manufacturing)
Date: 11/7/16
Objective: For this activity, our goal was to create a professional looking business card that would use the benefits of a CNC laser cutter. The purpose of this project was not only to create a business card, but it was also an introduction to using the laser cutter for more practical uses.
Type of Project: Single Person
Team Members: Jeffrey Fisher II
Documentation: Click Here
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Oct 25, 2016, 8:15 PM