Due to finals approaching and the semester coming to an end, I spent the class reflecting and recording all the work I have been doing. I made some progress on my whitepaper and prepared for my video recording!
In class today Chris and I flew the drone. We are working on filming the entire campus and re-creating the campus video on YouTube page. After flying over the campus we began to film students on their way to their next class as well as their walk to lunch. This not on the shares the beauty of our campus but also student life and it’s importance within the community. Find attached a photo of a still image of the video taken on the drone today as well as a map that sketches our flight plan.
This week was my first full week back. I spent the majority of it doing drone work. Chris and I have flown over most of the campus getting shots with and without student life. We are currently working on making a video of the solar trees by the cafeteria/Taylor Commons.
In class today we discussed the new Tesla automobiles and how they will take over the global market. I spent the majority of my time doing research on how electric vehicles will be the future of our society.
In class today, I focused my energy to fixing some mechanical errors with the BPH. Check out this image of Julia Perry controlling my prosthetic wirelessly with the mimic glove and Bluetooth connectivity:
My initial plan for this semester was to work on my Bionic Prosthetic Hand and fix all the mechanical errors that have affected the overall movement and control. Secondly, I hope to incorporate the Emotiv headset as the main control of the hand. For this to work, I will need to train my brain and write programs to move each finger. I also planned to work and fly the drones. I used the Mavic Pro to shoot inside of classroom and get photographs necessary for a three-dimensional model.
My main problem have been the time constraint of 50 minute class periods. It is difficult to fly, build, fix, and explain my projects when there isn't too much time.
This week we only had one class. I treated it as a transition back to the school scene because I missed so many days due to my sickness. I planned my work for the next few weeks as I attempt to write a program that incorporates the EMOTIV brainwave headset.
I also helped Oliver 3D print a case for his arduino micro. Check out the schematic:
In class today, we met with Rich Matsuda. Rich came to our class in search for ideas. As the Operations and Infrastructure Senior Manager he came looking for ideas from high-school student innovators. Our capstone class really incorporates lots of great & diverse minds with different ideas. His goal from our conference was to gather information about what we think is important about Mauna Kea and the observatories. With all of the controversy over TMT and the land that "is not" kept sacred, Rich is working toward getting more and more people to come to a neutral agreement that the land is sacred for native Hawaiians as well as engineers and scientists. Our purpose in this is to provide our ideas as to ways that both communities can come to a mutual understanding that the land is equally important to both.
In class today we spoke about improving our presentations and how small corrections with my public speaking can make my project more appealing to someone who's never heard about it previously. Also, Oliver, Brianna, and Angelina spoke about the moon-base summit and the possibilities of taking life to space (the moon).
This week I prepared my Bionic Prosthetic Hand for the Waimea Community Meeting. I presented my project and it not only helped me with my presenting skills but also with planning out my future goals. I really hope to advance more with this project because I know I can improve it. By changing the 3D Model of the palm and fingers and by adding linear actuators, I hope that this improvement can happen.