Berg at CES via ANT

Sierpinski

Berg Liquor Controls ANT based wireless system

My main project at work lately has been working on the firmware for Bergs wireless pouring system. We were featured by two different companies at CES 2015 in Vegas. One booth was Dynastream which designs the software stack that controls the radio and the ANT communication protocol. The ANT system provides for a low power robust wireless connectivity. The flexibility of ANT allows us to connect our base station with any pourer the user picks up. The pourer detects a tilt and communicates with the station which rings up the drink and responds with the volume to pour. thisisant.com/ Berg Liquor Controls

Berg at CES via Nordic

HexQuiz Screenshot

Bare Metal Programming in C

The other was Nordic Semiconductor which featured us due to our system utilizing their wireless soc as the mcu for three devices that make up the system. The system on a chip from Nordic is an arm cortex micro-controller and has an in built 2.4Ghz radio. Software stacks are available for bluetooth low energy and/or ANT communication protocols. Berg Liquor Controls nordicsemi.com/

WTCS Robot Challenge

WTCS Robot Challenge

Our Team Competed and won in 2013

Towards the end of my education in electronics at MATC I one of two programmers on the robotics team. The base mcu we chose was a Teensy 2.0 programmed via the Arduino IDE. Our team designed and built the robot to compete on 4 courses at Fox Valley Technical School. We were only allowed to turn on an on switch at the beginning of each trial with no modifications between. Team members chose all components, designed the robot, printed 3d parts and laser cut wood. A presentation and documentation were also a part of the scoring. www.arduino.cc/ pjrc.com/teensy/

Robot Comp. Challenges

Line Following

Line Following

There were four challenges for our robot. Max pull force, max incline climb, line following and a grappling hook climb. The max pull and incline test were a breeze for our heavy duty dual motors and tank treads with sticky tread. The grappling hook involved driving up to a 4ft wall, launching a grappling hook over the top of the wall and winching up. We made it but were not the fastest. The zigzag line following took down many robots that day, including ours but we still prevailed overall.

motor control/
gear motor

Berg at CES via ANT

Sierpinski

Berg Liquor Controls ANT based wireless system

My main project at work lately has been working on the firmware for Bergs wireless pouring system. We were featured by two different companies at CES 2015 in Vegas. One booth was Dynastream which designs the software stack that controls the radio and the ANT communication protocol. The ANT system provides for a low power robust wireless connectivity. The flexibility of ANT allows us to connect our base station with any pourer the user picks up. The pourer detects a tilt and communicates with the station which rings up the drink and responds with the volume to pour. thisisant.com/ Berg Liquor Controls

Berg at CES via Nordic

HexQuiz Screenshot

Bare Metal Programming in C

The other was Nordic Semiconductor which featured us due to our system utilizing their wireless soc as the mcu for three devices that make up the system. The system on a chip from Nordic is an arm cortex micro-controller and has an in built 2.4Ghz radio. Software stacks are available for bluetooth low energy and/or ANT communication protocols. Berg Liquor Controls nordicsemi.com/

WTCS Robot Challenge

WTCS Robot Challenge

Our Team Competed and won in 2013

Towards the end of my education in electronics at MATC I one of two programmers on the robotics team. The base mcu we chose was a Teensy 2.0 programmed via the Arduino IDE. Our team designed and built the robot to compete on 4 courses at Fox Valley Technical School. We were only allowed to turn on an on switch at the beginning of each trial with no modifications between. Team members chose all components, designed the robot, printed 3d parts and laser cut wood. A presentation and documentation were also a part of the scoring. www.arduino.cc/ pjrc.com/teensy/

Robot Comp. Challenges

Line Following

Line Following

There were four challenges for our robot. Max pull force, max incline climb, line following and a grappling hook climb. The max pull and incline test were a breaze for our heavy duty dual motors and tank treads with sticky tread. The grappling hook involved driving up to a 4ft wall, launching a grappling hook over the top of the wall and winching up. We made it but were not the fastest. The zigzag line following took down many robots that day, including ours but we still prevailed overall.

motor control/
gear motor