I was about 13, and during that summer, I started reading online and I stumbled
across some various websites. I’ve always like creating things, and I found some electronics I could actually create, and that just sparked it. I was mainly looking at instructables.com, letsmakerobots.com, all these various communities of people
building and talking about creating different things and sharing
everything they were making, which made it very useful for me to learn by
copying others and then add my own insights as I learned. I try to make technology, approachable and fun. I think getting the general public interested in some of this new technology is very important. The Connect Four robot is able to detect
your move, so it knows where you put it. So as you actually drop a chip inside the board, the robot thinks a little bit and it responds. So you can play against the robot,
but often times it wins. The Maze Solving Robot is a little robot.
Its got two wheels. Its got some sensors on the front that face downwards and its able to detect black and white color. So it goes through the maze, goes
through a lot of dead ends, but what it does at the end, is it calculates the shortest path to get through the maze. So you could put it back at the start and its going to drive straight to the end just based off these calculations. The useless machine, which is as the name implies very useless. Its got an on and off switch, and all it
does is that you turn it on and there’s a little arm that comes out
and it turns itself back off. Building robot has really taken to me to
my dream college MIT. I’ve gotten internships at robotics start ups, I’ll be at Space X building rockets, but no
matter what you’re building its a lot of fundamentals that you’re learning. You’re learning how to write code, you’re
learning how to use electronics, design circuits, and of course those techniques are used in everything. Something like the Maze Solving Robot is the basis of a lot of other technologies, like building a
robot vacuum cleaner, or a Google self-driving car. I really just hope a lot of people go out
and build more robots. That’s all I’ve ever wanted. I think more robots in the world is just going to make a more entertaining and interesting world.