He is an independent consultant in instrumentation and automation who also writes tutorials and offers technical support on the Adafruit Forums — who was originally the user “Arduwino” from our community before he joined our crew. And he was proud to offer quite a few Adafruit parts to the young engineers to help them with their project!
I am a parent, coach/mentor and sponsor for my son’s team. This is our 4th year and (after a great performance last weekend) our 4th invitation to the state championships. For their research project this year they built a prototype RFID actuated door for disabled senior citizens using a bunch of Adafruit parts.
The animated led lightning bolt sign (more Adafruit parts!) was also a big hit.
The FLL robot rules limit you to official LEGO parts. So the team has to come up with creative ways to put LEGO parts together to solve problems. But for the research project, we like to encourage the team to “think outside the blocks” and look at technologies outside the world of LEGO too. With so much great technology made so accessible by companies like Adafruit, the team gets a tremendous sense of accomplishment when they can turn their idea into a working prototype.
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