Congratulations to TL Innovation Lab's Maker Lab Team for their acceptance as exhibitors in the Bay Area Maker Faire 2017, May 19-12! Our Maker Team led by Mr. Ruttiman, TL Innovation Guest Mentor, will exhibit their Self-driving Model Cars along with a 4 Camera Positional Tracking System developed this Spring as a collaborative hands-on learning opportunity for our students in computer science, electronics, engineering, mathematics, physics, graphic design and design thinking.
Over the last 3 months, Roger Ruitmann, Guest Mentor TL Maker Lab introduced a small but steady group of students to Raspberry Pi, electronics and experimental boards. This Spring, Mr. Ruitmann is teahcing how electronics and software interact in real-time. Self Driving Model Cars will be developed by student teams who will work on a common goal to design, assemble, program, test, optimize a self driving autonomous model car using the RaspberryPi board and the sensors. Our Maker Project is designed to integrate learning with computer science, mathematics, and digital design. Highlights include:
Programming is done in Java using Pi4J libraries.
Applied Mathemeatics--Having moving objects and calculating the trajectory requires some advanced math and Java programming techniques.
Designing and creating a cool chassis would make a difference. 3D printed parts might make it even more interesting
Mechanical assembly, mounting sensors, motor shields take some metal shop input.
More info at http://www.tlae.org/tl-maker