10 Jul

The script that does auto routing by given a single drawing file with arbitrary shape has been completed besides some clean up work. Moving to Approach A (import to eletrical design software and use existing auto-router) from this week.Finish up path-finding approach (Approach B) Only draw th...

10 Jul

After realizing that copper performed better than aluminum in the experiments, we decided to investigate some properties of both materials as well as the results for different types of cuts. Types of cuts: Table of results for resistance testing:Measuring resistance on the aluminum film:...

09 Jul

I am entering week 4 of my research project at LEMUR and have learned quite a bit. I am making headway on one of my large summer goals as an undergraduate and first-time researcher: Gain an understanding of what 'doing research' actually entails. It is quite a bit different than the normal school ex...

08 Jul

Boat 4 tested that the pinwheels would work with all the electronics in the boat since our last boat was too small to hold the battery. We also wanted to try making pinwheels with six wings instead of four which turned out to be much more difficult than we imagined. Although this prototype worked,...

03 Jul

Our goal is to create a way of connecting electronics on a paper-like surface without the use of external wires. Our initial method was to use plastic with an aluminum coating on one side as our medium. We first used X-shaped cuts and isolated channels to connect electrical elements: But after so...

03 Jul

We are trying to solve the problem that "Do auto-rounting based on dxf file". Two approches were came up with during the research:Approaches: A. convert SVG/DXF file to schematic/board design of PCB. Use KiCAD or EAGLE to do auto routing. B. develop algorithm on auto routing for single laye...

01 Jul

Boat 1 Boat 2 Boat 3 Boat 1: Our goal is to create a printable robotic boat for early education. We decided on a paddleboat as the most straightforward model. We wanted to get an idea of how the boat would be constructed with a simple mechanically propelled paddlewheel, so our first prototyp...

30 Jun

Over the past week, I've been busy debugging the simulation. A few slight modifications were made to the simulated dataset manager that enabled the user to enter the velocity input distribution, and a slight change was made to how landmark vs. measurement data was selected.One test was comparing...

19 Jun

How to represent the three major types (four subtypes) of connectionedge-edge: addConnection((faceB,edgeB), (faceA,edgeA), orientation=front-front/front-back, offset=x, angle=x) initial placement: faceA is placed in the x-y plance of an x-y-z coordinate, edgeA is placed along the x-axis. Simila...