Author Archives: AMMF Volunteer

Think. Do. Make.

What is design? How does one do it? Is doing design similar to doing science, engineering, art, or some combination? We will explore these questions by doing design – short deep dives and extended engagements with a range of design problems — and by taking design apart – careful, considered, and speculative unpacking of some everyday products.

Students will show interactive and engaging artifacts or installations that they have explored and created over the first half of the semester.

This is group 1 of 4.

Georgia Tech Invention Studio Invention Studio is student-run design-build-play space open to all Georgia Tech students. It is staffed Undergraduate Lab Instructors, student volunteers who are always on hand to train and help with students with their projects projects. Use of the studio is free, and all majors and years are welcome.

Robot Micro Battles
Return of the arena! 1 and 3lb robots fight it out in a fully enclosed arena.

Blokify is a free 3d modeling iOS application that allows everyone, including children, to easily build anything their imaginations can conjure. We use a block-based building system and tool free UI to make building process quick and easy. The transition from virtual to physical is then handled by one-click wireless 3d printing; users can go from a thought to physical product within a few a hours. is your secret source for high quality 3D printing filaments. We will be letting visitors make a bioplastic bouncy ball from corn starch.  The process is similar to the one use to make our PLA filaments.  Come check it out!

MAKI – 3D Printable Humanoid Robot Robo was founded with the vision of making personal robotics more accessible and affordable for everyone. To realize this vision, we are developing open source robots which can also be replicated using a desktop 3D printer. This enables educators and enthusiasts alike, anywhere, to create, share and expand upon each others work.? ??

Heavenly Handspinning
Maker of spinning tools.

SPSU Electric Vehicle Team

We are a group of students at Southern Polytechnic State University interested in developing electric transportation. We built an electric motorcycle to compete in the TTXGP (electric motorcycle racing series) with a top speed of 160 mph. We also have an electric go-kart that we built. Both projects use different types of motors and batteries.

Atlanta Science Festival

The Atlanta Science Festival is a celebration of local science and technology, March 22-29, 2014. Residents of all ages will have the opportunity to explore the science and technology in our region and see how science is connected to all parts of our lives in a range of hands-on activities, facility tours, presentations, and performances. Visit us to find out how to connect with and participate in the Festival!

Autonomous Humanoid Robot using ROS

My main robot project: I’m working to add a number of sensors using a Gumstix Overo FireStorm board. I’m planning to add, 2 vga cameras (this may change to a depth camera, might be easier just to use an off the shelf USB based depth camera like the DepthSense 325, or the Developer kit from Creative BTW, check out Intel’s Perceptual Computing SDK (, and some accelerometers and a compass. I’ll continually build on this base platform to extend it’s capabilities. Not sure where this will go, but it should be pretty fun. -MI will present and discuss at least one autonomous bi-ped robot, discuss ROS and the steps to building bi-ped robots. I may be able to present some interesting technology from Intel. Stay tuned on that. Still hashing out the details.