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The coolest ideas always have humble beginnings.
The DSTR robot is no different. The mechanical frame of the robot was a creation of many hours of research done by a former student in the Electronic Systems Engineering Technology department (ESET) at Texas A&M (Whoop).
Originally, the robot was at least twice as big! The original DSTR (ASEP) had been used as a platform for many senior design students. These students designed their capstone project around this frame, adding many different flavors of micro controllers and sensors. These garnered many different sponsors, including the likes of NASA. Alas, a new need became apparent for the ASEP system. The ESET program needed a new outreach and recruiting tool to attract students to the major.
Thus DSTR was born.
Out of the innovative and collaborative MISL Lab came a new ASEP. A smaller, faster, bluetooth controlled robot to not only demo for future students, but also simple enough that the entire robot could be built in a 3-5 day workshops! The DSTR robot was a instant success, attracting students of all disciplines at various events.
This brings us to today, and the creation of the brand new variant of DSTR. Utilizing the DSTR framework, we will create a WIFI-Controlled DSTR using the CC3200 Launchpad from Texas Instruments. This project was designed for beginners in the engineering field, and REQUIRES A DSTR ROBOT. Currently, the only way to gain access to this platform is to attend workshops. For more information on workshops, please contact: XXXXXXXXXXX
Step One: Installing Energia
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