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September, 2014 Robostorm Update written for National 4-H Week
The members of the Robostorm 4-H Robotics Club continued to be involved in a variety of robotics and technology projects this past year, culminating in a phenomenal five-day interactive
science-fair-like experience at the summer’s County fair. Each club member had an individual invention on display, which were explained during each day’s Tech Demo hour. The range of skills and technologies
exercised was impressive; most designs were original. There were robots using touch and ultrasonic sensors, Bluetooth and RF remote controlling, solar energy, a home built 3-D printer, CAD design used to 3-D
print, electrical wiring and soldering, a highly articulated robotic arm, a vehicle propelled under water, a homemade computer, a web site programmed so the user could remotely drive a robot, repurposed drill
batteries used to power a drivable robot.
May, 2014 Club News by Sam K.
During winter and spring, Robostorm Robotics worked on a lot of projects. Aquabot 2.0, is an improvement on last year’s water bottle dispensing robot, Aquabot.
Aquabot 2.0 will have a moneychanger, and when it retrieves money, it will determine what to do on its own by running through a flowchart.
Other projects were Java programming, HTML classes, and Arduino classes. The Arduino and Java classes were to prepare for Aquabot 2.0.
November, 2013 Club News by Sam K.
This year at the fair, Robostorm unveiled its most worked-on project: Aqua-bot, a robot that dispenses water bottles. It was driven by members of the club and used LEGO parts and sensors to take dollar bills and dispense bottles.
Robostorm also had its first robot competition, Battlebots, which drew many fairgoers into the Robotics tent. One of the robots competing was a robot called Java, which was programmed to defeat its opponent without any human interaction.