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MAKER: Twisted Sister Rover

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Conference

2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Seattle, Washington

Publication Date

June 14, 2015

Start Date

June 14, 2015

End Date

June 17, 2015

ISBN

978-0-692-50180-1

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Make It!

Tagged Division

Manufacturing

Tagged Topic

Diversity

Page Count

13

Page Numbers

26.1120.1 - 26.1120.13

DOI

10.18260/p.24457

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https://peer.asee.org/24457

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136

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Andy Zhang New York City College of Technology

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Dr. Andy S. Zhang received his Ph.D. from the City University of New York in 1995. He is currently the program director of a mechatronics project in the New York City College of Technology/CUNY. For the past 10 years, Dr. Zhang has been working on bringing mechatronics technology to the undergraduate engineering technology curricula and on helping high school students to learn mechatronics through FIRST Robotic Competition events.

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Bryant Vicente New York City College of Technology

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Alexis Daniel Ortiz NYCCT

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Alexis Ortiz attends New York City College of Technology as a senior student studying for his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. His interest in mechatronics stems from his passion for automobiles and technology. The culmination of these two passions was the Twisted Sister Rover, which Ortiz and his colleagues conceptualized, designed and manufactured. Ortiz’s contribution to the Twisted Sister Project was the concept and design of the articulating center drum, as well as the rear body frame design. His experience both in and out of school has furthered his innate abilities to plan, organize and lead design projects to proliferate his experience with mechatronic design.

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Angran Xiao New York City College of Technology, City University of New York Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0003-3536-6240

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Angran Xiao is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology, New York City College of Technology, City University of New York.

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Anass Baroudi City Tech

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Baroudi is a Mechanical Engineering student at the City College of Technology.

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Albino Marsetti Gruppo Barbara

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Rocky Marcus Kowchai

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I am a Mechanical Engineering student at New York City College. I am currently employed at Ausco.Inc as an Mechanical inspector. Ausco is an engineering driven manufacturer of Aerospace fluid control components such as hydraulic valves.

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Abstract

Title: Maker: Twisted Sister RoverAbstract:The twisted Sister is a four-wheel mobile robot that can twist its front wheels to navigate the roughterrains. Each wheel is driven by a DC motor. The front wheels can be raised by a DC motor which isconnected to a worm gear system. The rover chassis is made of sheet metal cut from water jet. AnArduino robot controller is mounted on the Twisted Sister Rover. A remote controller is equipped withtwo tiny joysticks. One joystick is used to control the movement of the rover and the other joystick toused to either raise or lower the front wheels. Wireless communication is through Xbee radio modules,one mounted on the rover and one mounted on the remote controller. The project teaches the user themechanical design, electronic design, and programming. It helps the user to realized the importance ofmultidisciplinary approach to product design.

Zhang, A., & Vicente, B., & Ortiz, A. D., & Xiao, A., & Baroudi, A., & Marsetti, A., & Kowchai, R. M. (2015, June), MAKER: Twisted Sister Rover Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24457

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