Hi, my name is Kayla and this is my second year at Bluestamp. For my intensive project, I have chosen the omnidirectional robot. This robot can move in any direction and is controlled by a wireless PS2 controller and programmed with Arduino. My second-year experience has been different from my first because I used more coding particularly with Arduino than I did last year. My first-year intensive project was the portable centrifuge and it involved mostly mechanical engineering, 3D modeling, and some electrical engineering, compared to this year’s project which was coding heavy and involved a healthy mix of electrical and mechanical engineering. My goal to reach in my second year at Bluestamp was to familiarize myself with Arduino and learn how to construct and design aside from 3D modeling. After the completion of my robot, I have looked into the applications of omnidirectional robots in the architectural field. For instance, if there was a problem in a vent that was too narrow for a human to fit through you could send a regular 4-wheeled robot into the vent but that would involve more movement considering the robot can’t turn on itself. A more practical solution would be to send an omnidirectional robot inside that could easily navigate through the pathways by turning and rotating on itself. construction firms such as Bechler and AECOM who build intricate buildings might seriously benefit from the use of omnidirectional robots. Amazon actually uses these types of robots in their warehouses to move huge stacks of boxes around, the robots slip underneath the shelves and literally carry them to their final destinations with ease opposed to forklifts that only support the shelf on 2 slim prongs and require more human control and skill. My robot and the Amazon robots are similar in the fact that they can turn on themselves allowing them to move in any direction, one of the differences between the two is that my robot has two layers and is much smaller compared to Amazon’s. Amazon’s robots are built for industrial usage and the transportation of large goods, my robot is more on the non-industrial side which makes it good for transporting medium-small things; both are good for their own settings. In conclusion, while completing my project the purpose behind it was always in my mind and played a huge role in figuring out how to make it better. I think keeping a robots purpose in mind is extremely beneficial in the making of it. In this case, thinking about what I wanted my robot to do lead me to pick the omnidirectional robot and which direction I wanted my robot to move to lead me to pick a three-wheeled design.