AUTONOMOUS BATTERY-SORTING ROBOT

Close up of circuit board
Back view of previous iteration
Me posing with the robot
Arduino Nano circuit
Relay circuit
Power distribution circuit
Front view of support frame
Breadboard circuit prototypes
Breadboard keypad prototype
front view of final machine
Rectifier circuit
University of Toronto

WINNER OF THE

2017 AER201: ENGINEERING DESIGN COURSE

AUTONOMOUS ROBOT COMPETITION

DESIGN PROCESS

Ideation and brainstorming
Ideation and brainstorming
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Circuit diagrams
Circuit diagrams
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Breadboard circuits
Breadboard circuits
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3D CAD annotations
3D CAD annotations
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EXCERPTS FROM PROJECT NOTEBOOK

The goal of this project was to design and manufacture a prototype for a machine that could separate various batteries based on their type and voltage. This particular machine was able to distinguish itself in the competition due to its compact size, accurate sorting ability, and ease of use.

 

I worked in a team with 2 other students, where the roles were divided into Coding, Mechanical, and Circuits. As the Circuits member, I was in charge of the instrumentation and interfacing between the Coding and Mechanical members. This involved planning and constructing all the digital and analog interfacing circuits to connect the sensors and actuators to the microcontroller boards, as well as implementing all of the wiring on the machine.

Each team member was also required to keep a detailed design notebook about the prototypes and design decisions that they made and encountered throughout the project. At the end of the course, our team also write a Final Design Proposal document that detailed the progression of our robot throughout the course.

READ THE FINAL
DESGIN PROPOSAL
FOR THIS PROJECT HERE: