We're Bill and Michael, two Olin College students joining the Aerospace Robotics team for the summer of 2014.
An ordinary day at Olin College.
Michael (on the left) is a Mechanical Engineering student; Bill (on the right) is a Robotics Engineering student. Regardless of the paperwork, we both think robots are awesome and enjoy building and helping others build robots of all kinds. We've both worked with robots in and out of school - we're sporting Michael's FIRST robotics team shirts in the photograph, are taking robotics courses at Olin, and do silly projects and/or research on the side. When that's not happening, you're liable to find us biking, backpacking, or otherwise adventuring.
Last summer, we biked across the United States. You'll notice by the end of the journey, we became
bicycles - but that trip's a different story altogether. (Pictures oriented geographically, not chronologically.)
This summer at Aerospace Robotics, we'll be reviewing all kinds of robotics components by doing isolated tests and sample projects. Things that we think are awesome, we'll try to share with all of you by making them available on our site. No matter what, we'll be creating really straightforward "Product Sheets", where we distill important specifications, the utility of the product, and a quick "how-to" or "get started" section.
Many components for sale - even from us, right now - have documentation that's scattered across many documents, web locations, and languages. We hope to help you spend your time building things, not sifting and deciphering manufacturer's spec sheets or countless slow video tutorials.
Looking forward to the adventure and hoping you'll come along for the ride,
Bill & Michael