The final portion of my junior design class was encompassed by a 13-week team project. My team built a self charging robot whose job was to find its own home base when its batteries were low and dock on the station without human interaction. This project involved power supply design, analog design, signals and systems, mechanical design, and embedded programming.
This project was challenging because it involved the integration of many different technical parts. Technically speaking my area of expertise in this project was designing the power aspect of the projects. In this project, where the power supply was such a large portion of it, it was important to pick the corrrect technical specifications in order to best meet the project requirements and meet them efficiently. My biggest takeaway from a project management standpoint was that given 13 weeks it is crucial that members of a team are able to rely on others technical portions being finished in order to continue progress on a project. Additionally, it is important that every member remains on schedule and that other members hold each other accountable.