Fourth Year Capstone Design Project

A major part of the final year of Engineering at Waterloo is the Fourth Year Design Project.  For the project students form groups of four and see an engineering solution from initial design to the prototype phase.  Some of these are ideas become startup companies after the students graduate (BufferBox and Pebble are some recent successful examples).

My Fourth Year Project is a modular robotics kit that tries to bring together the mechanical, electrical and software aspects of robotics while allowing different skilled users flexibility.  See Bread and Butter for more details and progress updates.

My role with the team is the Electrical Lead, focusing on the design and support for the electrical aspects of the project.  One of the major tasks was the creation of custom PCBs for the project, the first printed prototypes are seen below.