Scorpio Bot

Stanford university

Me 210 - Intro to mechatronics

Worked with a small team of engineering students to build a competitive Nerf ball launching robot. Robot autonomously oriented itself within playing field using ultrasonic and IR tape sensors, moved to targets using an omniwheel design, aimed at targets using an IR phototransistor beacon, and launched balls accurately using a simple flywheel mechanism.

Primarily responsible for sensor development, sensor/drive system code integration, and final testing. Built custom IR sensor using phototransistor and raw components among other component building and testing. Programmed robot behavior within Arduino IDE. Reconciled extensive design conflicts due to limited space, resources, and functional requirements.  Click here for an extensive description of the robot's development and design.