Open Source Hardware Trailblazer Fellow

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Robotics for the Streets:
Service to Education to Research

This website as well as Instructables, HacksterIO, YouTube, GitHub and social media channels will document my guidebook for members of academia to use open-source hardware for service, education, and research. It will describe the creation of an open-source mobile robot platform with the flexibility and modularity for modification based upon experience level, educational, outreach, or research goals. It will illustrate how using open source hardware opens up STEM to make it more accessible to more communities and in that way serve to diversify STEM.

Congratulations to the Open Hardware Trailblazers

I will complete my work in four phases between June 2022 and May 31, 2023.

The first step is the creation of a mobile robot platform flexible enough to be used for service, education, and research (see Figure 1).

Figure 1: Mobile Robotics Development Plan
Figure 1: Mobile Robotics Development Plan

The deliverables will include the hardware, software, code, videos, images, blog posts, lectures, learning objectives, assignments, and research goals (see Figure 2).

Figure 2: Deliverables Plan
Figure 2: Deliverables Plan


The dissemination plan will include social media posts, blogs, journals, articles, videos, images, conference papers, talks, and demonstrations (see Figure 3).

Figure 3: Dissemination Plan
Figure 3: Dissemination Plan

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Phase I

Introducing Open-Source Hardware Trailblazer Fellow – Carlotta Berry

7/22/22 Blog: Introduction “My STEM Is For The Streets”

7/25/22 Video Blog: Robotics for the Streets

7/26/22 Blog: Rosie-Bot and Lily-Bot

7/26/22 Video Blog: Tour of Summer Research Robotics Lab

8/7/22 Blog: Scholarship Reconsidered

8/7/22 Video Blog: Scholarship Reconsidered

8/14/22 Blog: Engineering Design Process

8/14/22 Video Blog: Engineering Design Process

8/21/22 Blog: Creativity and Innovation

8/21/22 Video Blog: Creativity and Innovation

8/28/22 Blog: Debugging and Troubleshooting

8/28/22 Video Blog: Debugging and Troubleshooting

Phase II

9/11/22 Video Blog: Lily∞Bot is Alive!

9/25/22 Video Blog: Target Audience for Lily∞Bot

10/9/22 Video Blog: What does it mean to be an open-source hardware trailblazer?

12/14/22 Blog: Lily∞Bot Version 2 is ready for action!

Phase III

4/7/23 Blog: Flower∞Bots Learning Road Map

5/2/23 Blog: Reflections on my year as an open-source hardware trailblazer fellow

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Are you new to electronics and Arduino? Check out this page of Learning Resources

Are you looking for some inspiration? Check out this page of Applications

This project is certified open hardware.