SAM – reviewing SAM

Last Friday we hosted the chairman of the local association for environmental protection (Bund Naturschutz) in our school. We told him about the creative process involved in building the SAM, from the first drafts and prototypes up until its state as of now. Unfortunately, we could not provide him with an accurate demonstration of what … SAM – reviewing SAM weiterlesen

SAM – anemometer upgrade

Recently we have been pondering over how to make SAM a more approachable and practical project. During that process we came up with quite some exciting ideas which shall be revealed shortly, so stay tuned for that! In the meantime, we decided to build in another part, an anemometer to be exact, in order to … SAM – anemometer upgrade weiterlesen

weekly status update

We split into groups to work on our projects: One group for SAM and the other group for England. Our Student Robotics team discussed its current technical design. It will get a little finish thus it is easier to build. We did some filming for our SAM. It was quite some fun. Thank you to … weekly status update weiterlesen

SAM – in the spotlight

Last week we met twice after our regular classes to record some footage for a short film about the SAM. For filming, we managed to borrow great equipment such as adjustable lights from our school’s art department as well as a TV camera. Thanks for that! Furthermore we “built” or rather improvised a small green … SAM – in the spotlight weiterlesen

SAM – throwback to the assembling process

Throwback thursday! 🙂 Here are some further pictures of the assembling procedure. SAM has a height of 230 mm, a length of 325 mm and its width is 240 mm. Our team built and set up everything themselves (mainly during the summer holidays). When the casing was finished, another teammember drew the MAI logo on … SAM – throwback to the assembling process weiterlesen

SAM – improving the sensor data

Two weeks ago a physics and geology teacher of our school came to visit us and to take a look at our project. He gave us a lot of input which we will now try to put into action in order to further improve SAM. Currently we are still trying to boost some of the … SAM – improving the sensor data weiterlesen

Designing the hardware of SAM

In order to start the whole process of designing SAM, we first had to agree on which sensors to use in the project and then we assigned different tasks to our team members. In order to design a model of the casing we used Fusion 360 by Autodesk. The programme allowed us to virtually depict … Designing the hardware of SAM weiterlesen

How SAM is built up

SAM is made out of a base surrounded by a wooden casing. It was designed by one of our team members and decorated with the MAI logo by another. The base itself consists of the built-in sensors, an Arduino Uno and the radio module (NRF24L01) for communication and it is powered by a solar panel. … How SAM is built up weiterlesen