Smores II is a small square modular robot capable of articulating four degrees of freedom and linking together with other Smores modules. The modules are controlled by a central computer which handles motion planning for all the modules. Connected modules can attach and communicate to each other using the electro-permanent (EP) magnets on each face.
Software Manager/ Lead Developer
Created embedded software architecture for the project
Added 802.11 wifi capability to the modules
Designed lightweight messaging interface between the modules and central computer
Helped design python library to encapsulate Smores' functionality
Implemented coil communications for inter-module communication
Currently I am working on developing cluster discovery for Smores. Using coil communications to discover the shape and orientation of a cluster of modules.
Redesigned six of the PCB's for the Smores modules
Added coil communications functionality to the PCB's inside the faces
C, C++, Python, Eagle PCB, Git