Well, August is upon us and it is hard to believe that we are starting to wrap things up. Our simplified robotic arm is really coming along. The biggest hiccup we have experienced is waiting for parts to arrive. Some of that is our fault because we misjudged the about of torque we would need … Continue reading As We Continue
Down to three weeks left already? Our time here is soon to come to an end, but that does not mean we cannot make the most out of the remainder! Everyone here has been amazing and I appreciate every second I have spent with them. Save for a few times my cooking turned out a … Continue reading Second Update – Computer Vision fun!
Time has really sped by these past few weeks, and the program is nearing its end. Progress has been rather slow as we wait for parts to arrive, but we have attempted to make the most of this lull period by starting on the paperwork and documentation we will need for the project’s final paper. … Continue reading Update 2 – Charles
When we last left off, Evan and I were trying to convert the robot's guidance system we wrote on a bigger board to the smaller board we had in our little robot. Our hopes were high. If it worked, then a simple three-direction concept would allow the little one to follow you around, like a baby … Continue reading Update 2 – Before the Final Paper – Quoc Pham
Since my last update, my group has made a lot of progress on our continuum arm. After completing assembly of the second segment, we spent a lot of time debugging and implementing various changes to improve the overall functionality of the arm. Additionally, due to time constraints, we had to decide which problems were insignificant … Continue reading Update 2 – Megan
We’ve still got almost 3 weeks left in this REU program, but it feels like the end is just around the corner. With so much still left to do, I think my mind is trying to tell me that I better start using my time as efficiently as possible it we’re gonna get this project … Continue reading Over Halfway Done?!
This last week felt like once I fixed a coding problem I created a new one. There wasn't a robust way to make the motor stop once it reached the end of the rail, so the decision of the group was to add two limit switches. Luckily there were limit switches on hand so I … Continue reading Another Update for Kari
Two weeks in to the Robotics REU here at UW Stout, I'd say things have gotten off to a very good start. I'm living in a room that's supposed to be a double, and has AC and a view of the lake, so I can't really complain about that. I get to try some of … Continue reading Two Weeks In
Wow! How fast two weeks can go by. I feel like I just got off the plane in Minneapolis! Being from a suburb of Los Angeles, the small town of Menomonie has been quite the change of pace from what I am used to, however it has been very welcoming! I’ve settled into the new … Continue reading First Two Weeks – Evan Weiler
The first two weeks of the program flew by, and I feel like I've already gotten so much out of it. UW-Stout's campus is really nice and small enough that most things are within walking distance. There are also a lot of neat little cafes and restaurants around campus, and we've had a lot of … Continue reading Update 1 – Megan