The seventh Annual Robotics Open House was held at George School on May 21, 2018. The Open House highlighted the work of nearly fifty students who demonstrated their projects and a wide variety of robotic, art, physical computing applications, 3D-printed and laser-cut designs, and electronic circuits.
Some of their projects included:
o A robotic bunny with ears and a tail that wiggles that interacts with people through its whiskers.
o A program for translating button presses to Morse code and Morse code to English.
o A robot which graphs lines when a user inputs a line’s y-intercept and slope.
o A robot that follows a line and then redraws that line.
o A robot that moves based on the bending of the user’s fingers.
o A robot that recognizes American Sign Language letters and translates it into written English
o A program that reads grayscale to create musical notes.
o A robot that can be both autonomous and user controlled using a physical controller and a Bluetooth phone/tablet app.
o A homemade electronic drum set.
o A 2D pen plotter built from two DVD burners from a discarded PC.
o A robot player which can be controlled by Bluetooth on phone and a goalie which senses a ball and moves accordingly.
o Rotating autonomous NERF gun that uses facial recognition.
o Old fashioned music box with a twist: an LED is illuminated when the notes play different colors correspond to the different notes frequencies.
o Repurposed (hacked) RC robot connected to a tablet via Bluetooth connection. Robot is uploaded with the ability to drive remotely and play music.
o A foundational 3D printed robot that can be expand with more function.
•o Two robots automatically compete in a soccer match to see who can score the most goals.
o A homemade controller with a button used to operate a very fun game, which was coded by the student. (The controller can be used for any online video game as well.)
o A repurposed (hacked) RC tank that has been modified to have autonomous lights and can be controlled by a phone using an app that connects to the Bluetooth module
o A fencing target system that accurately reads a fencer’s reaction time, as well as records and displays how many consecutive times they are able to hit the target.
o Computer animation that is controlled with movements of the computer mouse.
o A 28x19 array of RGB LED pixels that can be individually addressed into any color to create images and animations.
o A small security system that has 360 motion detection that can sense when an intruder enters a room and alarms.
o A two--player game of Tic-Tac-Toe using nine LED boards.
o An old-fashioned puppet whose body is autonomously controlled by two RC Servos.
o Homemade 3D-printed device that turns a Rubik's cube.
o A LED light board that will display different pictures depending on how far away you are from the board.
o A three part alarm system that detects an intruder.
o A recreation of a previously built robotic hand that is connected to a glove with flex sensors. The sensors activate servomotors, which control each finger, replicating the motions of your hand with the robotic hand.
o A hacked (reprogrammed) robotic dog that detects motion and responds to how close someone is it its sensor.