Hi! My name is David and I am a rising junior at Ramaz Upper School. For my starter project, I chose to make a voice changer. For my intensive project, I decided to make a car with a robotic claw attached to it which I can control with gestures I make with my hand. I chose this project because I wanted to really challenge myself in a variety of fields of engineering, including computer science, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering.
Bluestamp really solidified my plan to go into electronics, as it really showed me how much I enjoy this field. I do not need to waste any time now- I know where I’m heading, and what my passion is. Until now, although I knew I wanted to go into a job involving math and science, I wasn’t sure whether it would be engineering, business, research, etc. Thanks to Bluestamp, I now know I want to go into technology, including all the engineering fields mentioned above. Furthermore, Bluestamp taught me how to be independent- although the nstructors helped out, they kept the help to a bare minimum. There were times where I felt stressed and annoyed, and I had to work at my problems and solve them, until it eventually paid off. I now feel like I can do anything by myself, as long as I put my mind to it.
Area of Interest
Ramaz Upper School
All my code can be viewed at https://github.com/adlerd2001/gesture_controlled_robot_code. This includes the code for my glove as well as the code for my robot.