Date of Event: December 7, 2009
Photos taken by: David Zwier ’12 and Associate Professor of Physics Paul Meyer Reimer
Related Links: Elkhart Truth article about the event
There was also a fifth creation called “Lazer Ballin,” by Steve Cress, Bruck Mulat and Noah Weaverdyck, which was a contraption that moved a laser ball on a white surface to ricochet off of dark objects using a laser and mirrors.
The signs at the event were all created with this device.
The judges check out a project.
One of the projects this year was “Toto,” by Greg Thiessen and Isaac Yoder-Schrock. It could replicate a number of actions that any obedient canine can follow, including following a human, staying, doing a trick or two, and even relieving himself (though this robot uses a water pump for that).
The “dog” follows a human.
Every other year the Electronics Class is held and students demonstrate their special projects for the campus. All of the projects use microcontrollers, a single-chip computer that can be programmed to respond to sensor inputs and can control outputs. Professor of Physics John Ross Buschert is the teacher of the course.
Students Andrew Buschert and Orion Blaha created “Graffiti++,” an artistic robot which maneuvers a spray can in response to manual input via a joystick.
Another project was “ARC,” by Sarah Lerch, David Nyce and Leah Thill.
The judges for the event examine “ARC.”
Ben Toews shows student visitors to the Electronics Show how his “PIC ‘n’ Slide” robot works.
Students Abe Stucky, Ben Toews and Zach Yordy created “PIC ‘n’ Slide.” This robot takes a signal from notes played on a keyboard and plays the notes on a guitar.