December 2016 Maker of the Month
Scot Tomer is building a robot using a variety of equipment in the Maker Lab. Brackets, spacers, and even a stand for testing were designed in SolidWorks and then 3D printed using the MakerBot Replicator 2X. A custom base plate was cut and engraved on the laser cutter. Custom circuit boards were designed and machined on the OtherMill. The robot has been assembled using basic tools from soldering irons to screw drivers. The finished robot will be programmed and replicated for a research project in the Robotic Systems Lab.