Tarana Laroia

tlaroia@andrew.cmu.edu

Junior in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Firebot

Autonomous Robot Firefighter

@rastentz, @ishaang, @ranil, @tlaroia

carTRIdge

Efficient letter-by-letter printing of Braille characters

@ishaang, @ranil, @tlaroia

Firebot 21 Feb 2021, 11:34 p.m. EST
Saturday & Sunday

Assembled water-yeeting mechanism and tested it with relative success. 3D printed brackets to mount motors to robot frame + a funnel to feed water into the reservoir. Worked on code to control the motors and make them move.

Firebot 19 Feb 2021, 9:49 p.m. EST
Friday

Ishaan connected the Rapsberry Pi to wifi and got the camera working. Wrote CV to detect fires.

Ryan 3D iterated on design for nozzle and brackets and 3D printed newer versions. Sealed the nozzle to the water reservoir.

Tarana drilled holes into some old scrap metal to make some L-brackets using the Machine Shop in TechSpark.

Rashmi assembled frame of robot using aforementioned L-brackets.

Firebot 18 Feb 2021, 8:54 p.m. EST
Thursday

Rashmi & Ishaan got the Rapsberry Pi set up and working. The camera now runs and is able to detect fires, and communicate with the Arduino over serial.

Tarana worked on getting the motor controllers set up to make the robot move and turn as desired, wiring two motor controllers to the four motors and total and controlling them with an Arduino.

Ryan CADded a nozzle to connect our water reservoir to the hose and brackets to house the motors in the frame.