I love robots. Ever since I did Lego robotics back in 4th grade I’ve loved everything about them. Sadly, I’m not all that great at building or programming. Believe me, I’ve tried. Still, I love robots and I’ve been involved with FIRST Robotics since 9th grade. I’ve been on the business, communications, and outreach team and served as a team leader for the past two years. This year FIRST is celebrating its 25th game season and I wanted to do something to honor that through my senior project.
The idea for this project came from my coach, Steve Compton. I had a few requirements,
- I had to stay in the area (as I am in the middle of a black belt test)
- It had to be relatively cheap
- It had to be related to robotics
- I had to be able to do it without too much skill training
In the end, we decided to create a quilt honoring the 25 years of FIRST, especially this year’s game: FIRST STRONGHOLD
I will be living at home and commuting for the first week of the project, then doing the rest at home through spring break. More updates to come as I set up my work space.