Makeathon 2017 Case Competition: Future City – 2nd Place Winner and Team Leader – Autonomous Car Project

Makeathon Case Competition 2017: Future City

What Makeathon is:

“Makeathon is a 36-Hour Prototyping and Design Competition held annually at the University of Michigan. The competition aims to bring together the University’s brightest and most creative students and give them the tools they need to build something truly awesome.”

Students who attend Makeathon can choose to attend either Makeathon Case Competition or Makeathon Open Ended Design Challenge. My team and I attended Makeathon Case Competition in which students are assigned a challenge by company representatives. We were assigned by Bosch and TI representatives to build an autonomous mini car that could navigate in a mini city, going through tunnels, stopping at red lights and stop signs. 

For more information visit Makeathon’s website here.

What I did:

Led three engineers to build an autonomous and remote-controlled mini car in less than 36 hours.

Modeled a vehicle chassis using Fusion 360 and manufactured parts to mount the electronics using 3D printing.

Presented the final vehicle to a panel of corporate representatives and was awarded 2nd