How I have been building robots since the age of 15?

I think you wouldn’t guess what happened,

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I used to disregard mathematics and science in favor of reading self-help and business books. My hobbies began to broaden my high school year, but it was my sink-or-swim attempt later that year to train myself to design and develop a Rapid Prototype aka a combination of computer-aided designing and programming so on. While also making one for my robotics team which is called TTF Robotics, and competing in a national robotics contest as well as F.I.R.S.T Global robotics competition, those are truly created the shift in my aspirations. Before the project started, a PCB(printed circuit board) and robot CAD(Computer-aided design) designing are used to layout schematic designs (in this example for a robot) that provide considerable detail, detailing where each component will go and how they will be connected. Despite the fact that my attempts were unsuccessful, they taught me a lot about programming as well as myself. This competition was demonstrated my dedication, self-motivation, and creativity.

Participating in F.I.R.S.T Global competition in Dubai, UAE

Every year, nearly 2% of the students at my high school shut down their extracurricular lives, to participate in the National Robotics Competition with various types of robots such as line follower. In six weeks we build and program a robot, prototype PCB models, 3D models, and demonstrate. Although I later became Team Captain, nothing I’ve done since has had as great an impact on me as that first year, when I was the team’s leader; it inspired all of my later participation on the team.

The computer was born to solve
problems that did not exist before.
Bill Gates

For six weeks, every night after the main robotics workshop, I would spend hours laboriously putting the day’s progress into the application utilized, Proteus PCB design and circuit simulation software. I’d never PCB design before and had only downloaded Proteus design suit the night before we started. It was the day after the Prototype Captain redesign, leaving me as the lone team member. (I also had no knowledge of actual building, so I couldn’t come up with any practical ideas). I slipped well behind schedule in the first few weeks. But, despite the fact that no one expected me to function effectively in producing a design and that I knew the design would be worthless, I persevered.

In general, I don’t give up after I’ve begun anything since I’m socially committed to complete it and (irrationally) don’t want to loose sunk costs.

We developed our contest's robots simply and started to sell to everyone who has zero knowledge.

As the weeks progressed, I learned and made actual progress on the robot building. I vividly remember how delighted I was when, after hours of squinting at the laptop in the night as power metal and rap blared in my headphones, I zoomed out from the individual connections between elements to see the first draft of the overall robot building.

“Everyone should know how to program a computer,
because it teaches you how to think.”
Steve Jobs

Of course, my robot did not win. It wasn’t especially well-executed. The true worth of the robot building was in the lessons it taught me, not just about robot building, but also, more crucially, about work ethic — that if something needs to be done, you find a way to accomplish it, no matter how ill-prepared you are. The next year, my robot was chosen as a National Semi-Finalist from among hundreds of others. And today, my robotics team members. My young 2 people generally working and also trying to make other people have fundamental knowledge about electronic and engineering fields through Instagram and youtube.

I appreciate that you spend time reading my article.

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An engineer working in robotics and IoT.

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