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Supporting the Robo-Magellan Project

by Budi on April 7, 2012

in Showcase

The Jigsaw Renaissance Robo-Magellan Team needs your support!!

Who we are:

The Jigsaw Renaissance Robo-Magellan (JR-RM) team is building an autonomous robotic vehicle to compete in Seattle’s Robothon, on June 2 (more info here). This is a competition that will require skills in hardware, software, and a lot of ingenuity in order to compete with the other teams at this annual amateur robotics community held at the Center House at the Seattle Center.

With this project, the JR-RM team also allows adults and kids to learn about robotics and to share ideas of new and exciting uses for robots in normal life. In addition, we are encouraging those who are looking to learn new skills with these advanced devices to share in the experience. We hope that this experience will promote the love and open collaboration between among the participants.

As part of the learning experience, the JS-RM team participated in a recent Mobile Hackathon where they looked to establish a better understanding with the Android development kit interfaces for the robot. Little did they know that they would walk out of the overnight competition with first prize in 3 categories (…read more)

Join our team or become a mentor and also please help spread the words.

Join our team or become a mentor and also please help spread the words.

highly experienced and enthusiastic people

highly experienced and enthusiastic people

Shubham first electronic soldering experience

Shubham, Budi, and Charles compiling code; Alan in background fixing JR's public computer









Our Vision:

Our goal is to build a robot that is able to recognize it’s surroundings and react autonomously with a pre-defined set of actions. In addition, we are educating and promoting the fun uses of robots in the practical world. Our mission also includes to help youth learn about robots and expand their knowledge on a open platform for quickly programming robotic commands.

How can you help:

Your support will help the JR-RM team in developing and implementing the self-learning robot to enter into the Robothon. For this we are in need for funds to procure parts and supplies that will enable our team to build it. Please support our team by sponsoring the team or directly donating proceeds that will be used to equip our team objectives. Please use the following widget to submit your donation.

For your donation, you’ll receive:

Any amount – A thank you email in appreciation

$250 or more – Added to banner we will have at the event

$500 or more – Your name/logo on the Robot and banner

Are you a rock-star programmer? We are actively looking for other experienced java programmers, android SDK developers, and in general robotics/electronics enthusiasts to help us build and test our competition robot.

Donation for non-cash item or more than $250

Please fill out this form.

  • School Factory will take care of receipts!
    • School Factory will process it and get it on to Jigsaw Renaissance (minus the 10% processing fee).
    • The School Factory will issue a receipt to the donor and notify you electronically.

This will give you your tax exemption for the donation.

Checks must be made out to School Factory and mailed to:

Attn: Space Federation
School Factory, Inc.
706 S 5th St
Milwaukee, WI 53204

Real World Application:

Sebastian Thrun helped build Google’s amazing driverless car, powered by a very personal quest to save lives and reduce traffic accidents. Jawdropping video shows the DARPA Challenge-winning car motoring through busy city traffic with no one behind the wheel, and dramatic test drive footage from TED2011 demonstrates how fast the thing can really go.

In 2005, Stanley won $2,000,000 prize by winning the DARPA Grand Challenge, the largest prize money in robotic history. Stanley is an autonomous vehicle created by Stanford University’s Stanford Racing Team. The leader of Google and Stanford’s autonomous driving teams who created Stanley, Professor Sebastian Thrun is showing us how to program all the major systems of a robotic car at the Udacity, the free online course. Check out TED Talk – Sebastian Thrun: Google’s driverless car.

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