Robots n' Volvos Dreaming of electric sheep

Beep. Signs of life detected?

I almost forgot about this thing. Heheh. I’m soooo lazy.

But d’awww, I was so cute 2 years ago. I still need to do a write up of that stupid freshman year project. I’ll promise myself that I’ll do it after finals :)

Anyways, quick run down of my sad unventful life since my last blog activity.

-Helped the ASME organization with an electric go-kart project during the second half of my freshman year. Attempted to race at NYMF, but encountered steering issues last minute :(. Linkage rods were wayy undersized because a planned reinforcing tube did not get around to be welded in place. I might write a detailed recollection later.

-Finished freshman year and took the time to read about classical control theory and familiarized myself with Eagle PCB design. I designed a small 3-5A dual channel motor controller that used TI DRV8825s with a MPU6050, but I held off on actually assembling it. I might go back and redo a motor controller with discrete mosfets for power stage if I ever feel the urge to.

-College started again and did school things >.>

-Went on a roadtrip with Jamison to Franklin 2018 :) Super tiring weekend, but it was really fun helping Jamison with his robots. LIRR to NYC > Bus to Boston > Drive to Philly > Drive back to Boston that same Saturday night into Sunday morning > Bus back to NYC > LIRR. All in the span of a weekend, I was so tired I never thought sleeping in a car could feel so good. I must have caught something from Franklin, because I was sick for a month after I got back :(

-Went to Boston for winter break, helped Charles with drone things and lent a hand assembling the new (M)Ass Destruction arena. Thanks Charles for all the arena design quirks that the AA guys had to deal with! I’m glad Fred’s complaining made it funny. Also fell in love with hot hatches after riding in Fred’s Subaru WRX STI.

-Last minute built a beetle undercutter called Mitsuha for MassD. The blade did not stay in the slightest (lol) because I ran out of time and printed an onyx pulley in the hours before MassD. When Charles got back I used his lathe and machined aluminum weapon pulleys. I should really consider not throwing stuff together at the last minute next time.

I’ll definitely drive Mitsuha again for future events! Maybe Dcon 2018….

-Vantrucked with Charles, Bailey and Alex Crease to Motorama 2018

-Popped back up into Boston and crashed in Charles’ evil drone lair again to machine and weld Overhaul together. I never knew tig welding was so fun ^.^ Hazardous things are the best.

-Skipped two weeks of school and flew to LA for the filming of the new season of Battlebots! Oh my god. Cali is amazing <3; I’ll never forget those two weeks. Definitely doing a more detailed write up when I haz time.

-Accepted Adam’s offer to work for kiwi aero at evil drone lair during Battlebots. Big thanks to Rebecca for pointing me towards MIT’s tau epsilon phi chapter as a housing option. I’ll be living at tEp for the summer while I work in Everett :). I really look forward my summer arrangements.

And this brings us to the present day. Classes just ended and gave way to finals week. Trying my best to like, not fail my classes lol ;_;

K. Now time to sleep then study.