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Lynx – Autonomous Indoor Vehicle (AIV)

Finally, The cat’s out of the bag, so I can talk about my work at Adept. Introducing the sleek and sexy Lynx, a new mobile robot platform from Adept Technology.

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The System includes:

  1. Adept Lynx Mobile Platform
  2. Graphical User Interface Touch Screen
  3. 24 VDC Battery Pack
  4. User Interface Wheel Indicating Vehicle Intent and Status
  5. Programmable Voice and Audio Prompts

I built the Graphical User Interface Touch Screen and User Interface Wheel Indicating Vehicle Intent and Status. for the system, as well as helped with some portion of the main robot body. So glad to see the product.

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Android-Droid Bot – IOIO Bot

Since I decided to conduct a workshop on Android based Robotics, I started looking for a suitable platform I can use to teach robotics.

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I wanted to use IOIO board and had already convinced Ytai Ben-Tsvi (Inventor of IOIO) to co-teach the workshop with me. Not able to find what I was looking for I decided to build one of my own (thanks to Techshop). Here’s a simple IOIObot that we used for the workshop with IOIO, Servo, DC Motor and Breadboard. Checkout the video below to see what one of the student came up with at the end of 2 days workshop.

Robot Hand – Weekend Project

It had been really long since I built something. So just to get over the itch, I hacked up this simple project over a few hours this Sunday.

Project:

I found this really inexpensive ($12) toy arm at a local shop. Wanting to experiment with it, I hooked up some servos to the device and automated the arm

Here are few Pics and a video

Unmanned Tandem Rotor Helicopter – DP-6 WHISPER

I worked as a Research Engineer (intern) at Dragonfly Pictures Inc for a span of 6 month. I worked with a team of hardware and software engineers, to design the avionics for an electric tandem unmanned helicopter product (DP-6 Whisper). I designed circuits and PCB’S for avionics control systems and DC/DC conversion systems for electric helicopters.

Due to the nature of the project and its application it is not possible to reveal any details of the project, but some information is provided on the company’s website here. DP-6 Whisper

 

Bike Camera Mount

Simple, Clean, Green.

As a Final project for the IPD 501: Integrated CAD Manufacturing and Analysis, I and Mohit wanted to make something we can use over the summer. We both love riding Bikes and also we love to take pictures of all the places we have been to while riding. Well, it ain’t easy to do both simultaneously, thus we decided to make this camera mount for bikes. Its stable, has in integrated turn table with flash light and well not bad at all. All designed in Seimen’s NX 5 and manufactured in the 3D printer (Thanks UPENN :)).

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Blimp

As a part of MEAM 610: Advance Mechatronics, I and Mohit decided to make a Blimp. It was a fun project and a part of a bigger project shown in the video. We used PIC16F series of Micro-controller with two DC Geared motors. To keep the weight as light as possible, and increase the lift capacity, we used balsa wood and used two Blimp Ballons.

Flashlight

A LED Flashlight my first project for MEAM 610 – Advance Mechatronics

I built a Dual color Dual mode Led flashlight with Red and White Lights. The LED flashlight consisted of high beam ultra bright White led and high intensity red led. The Flashlight can be used either in blinking more or as torch light for either colors.

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ROBOTRON: Market Analysis of CkBots

CkBot is a self assembling robot, developed by Professor Mark Yim at University of Pennsylvania. The report aimed at shaping this technology-driven discovery into a customer-driven product, identify the target market for the product & developing a marketing strategy for penetrating the market. It also aims at providing an assessment of the total market potential to develop a dollar sales forecast over time for the product.

This project was developed for EAS 545: Engineering Entrepreneurship Course. View more to see the complete report…

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Playing around with iBOT

I recently came across these few of my posts in the starting days of TRI.  I had just begin playing around with iBOT. These posts were reposted from TRI ‘s website (triindia.co.in) to  Thinklabs website (thinklabs.in). These projects were very special to me as I was doing everything from building, programming, testing, photography, video shooting, posting, editing, etc…and it was fun doing these small projects. I even made the Grid follower’s chart with some electrical tape…some fine old memories 🙂 Read More…

UniCon (UNIversal CONtroller) Board

India’s first Microcontroller Trainer board which supports all three major series (MSC51, AVR, PIC) of Microcontrollers. This one was a developed by closely studying all the microcontroller and microprocessor trainer boards available in the Market. I tried to get all that you ever need to program using a microcontroller on this board. Try different protocols (SPI, I2C, UART) or play around with actuators (Motor Drivers, Relays and Servo Ports on Board). If thats not all, try using IR Remote control and Real Time Clock. You name the feature and I bet we have it on board. This was my last project at TRI and I hope people like it. This was also my first individual project, and was responsible for all parts of it right from conceptualization, designing, market study, programming and testing and finally documentation and course designing (XERA) based on this board.

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iArm – Robotic Manipulator

iARM is a 4-Axis (iARM-5X is 5 axis) RRR Robotic manipulator with Pitch (& Roll in iArm-5X). It was deleloped to serve as a LAB tool for performing Robot Kinematics and Workspace analysis. It is accompanied by a GUI (TRIceps) which allows the user to vary all angles and provides user with the end-point location or gripper position. The iARM-5X can also perform Inverse Kinematics and also can display workspace of the robot. Both iARM 4 and 5 axis use RC servo motors forthier joints.

iARM is my most beloved project ever. It started almost 8 months before I joined TRI but was shelved due to lack of resources and knowledge. It was a challenge thrown at me and I am glad it completed it with charm. I am totally involved in this project right from designing to marketing. It was a very great satsfaction to sell the very 1st iARM I made to my own university K.J.Somaiya COE :). Best learning experience ever. The most expensive product in TRI’s offering.

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iBOT-proV

Finally  after months of brain-storming, designing, building, programming and manufacturing the iBOT proV is out for a grab. Make a robot, a home security system or a vacuum cleaner, the iBOT proV is a truly versatile programmable multi sensor system.

The aim for building this was to make a perfect platform for learning Mobile Robotics, Mechatronics and Embedded systems.

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