Crowley LSU student named 2021 Astronaut Scholar #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi
Thomas received a high honor for his studies in artificial intelligence and robotics. From KATC 3:
LSU student and Crowley native Benjamin Thomas was recently selected as a 2021 Astronaut Scholar by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation.
The scholarship recognizes students in STEM who show initiative, creativity, and excellence in their chosen field.
For his senior design project in engineering Thomas’s team designed a prototype arm to aid in crawfish harvesting. As the project leader, LSU says that Thomas was responsible for developing the code that would make the arm work.
Thomas said it forced him to learn more advanced coding and learn how different systems communicate with each other to be able to connect a controller to a Raspberry Pi to tell the arm how to move.
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