Suggested Group Projects

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Suggested Group Projects

 Fee Plumley, Kylie Willison
  • Pimp the bus


 Mark Jessop
  • Balloon Payload


 Robert Hart
  • A ride on hexapod
  • A robot sea urchin
  • 32 pixel flame thrower
  • A human size Pin Point Impression Wall that mirrors another wall over the internet
  • 32 pixel tesla coil
  • A group of boxes with knobs, switches, lights and meters and sounds


 Andrew Helgeson
  • a tesla coil guitar amp


 Steve Roehrs
  • 'falling water' dot matrix display
  • a banner display that uses say 7 nearly parallel jets of water that go in an arc, and pulse them on and off to form characters that fly through the air


 Peter Wintulich
  • Ride in 3D flight simulator
  • Mid sized desk top or trolley mounted CNC engraver mill with tool changer
  • Mobile robot with robotic arm and a vision system
  • Delta based 3D fabber. (Home brewed)
  • Ride on sized utility tracked robot
  • Road chair
  • Robot front end loader


 Damien Presser
  • a giant flip display
  • a sculpture
  • a water sculpture
  • a power supply. A microcontroller operates as a switching supply, monitoring a sense resistor to limit current output. The voltage and maximum current could be set, and the results appear on a display. A laptop supply would be used as input.
  • a Segway, or a large self balancing robot
  • a replica wireless set, which plays authentic radio recordings (I'm sure there are plenty of public domain ones) and changes "stations" when you turn a dial. The internals could be as simple as an MP3 player which hits "next" when you turn the dial.
  • a large DIY touch screen
 Thomas Sprinkmeier
  • a calculator, use the LCA HackCNC to press the buttons on a calculator. Add a webcam, OCR and a web-front-end and you have ... a calculator!
 Tamsyn Michael
  • a Telepresence Robot
 Michael Widomski
  • a simple electric car using an inexpensive compact car, lead acid batteries and a forklift motor.
  • a minimum parts count CNC mill directly controlled from a old computers parallel port.
  • a robot capable of retrieving beverages from a refrigerator.


 Tobias Wooldridge
  • two to four identical robot bases (terrestrial, using wheels/tracks) made of 3d-printed parts capable of wirelessly transmitting control/sensor data. Because we could print/make new parts ourselves, and assuming we use some commodity prototyping platform (arduino/beaglebone/r-pi), it should be simple to quickly hack these robots into other things temporarily (e.g. soccer-playing robots, or room-mapping robots, or simple RC cars). If the "other things" we hack them into are amazing and we want to keep them permanently, we could just make a few more of the bases