Exhibit

Cave Mapper

This is the 3rd prototype of my cave mapper using a Beaglebone microprocessor. The base was designed using an erector and tetrix set and a smaller lidar that can scan a cavity of an enclosed area and then using a softwere program creates a 3D map.

What inspired you to make this project?:
when I was in middle school I visited a cave and found out that there are parts of the cave that cannot be mapped due to the fact that people cannot get to that area also some caves will be contaminated because theythe caves are "living" caves this means that they are alive and have things growing in them. I have been working on this project for over 3 years and my goal is to make a robot that can map the caves without having humans contaminate or destroy Caves. Also there's a lot of room for error when humans are calculating and measuring but with my cave mapping robot a lot of mistakes will be eliminated . Another wonderful thing is what would take three or four people many hours to do, can now be done automatically In a shorted amount of time!

Categories: Electronics, Engineering, Microcontrollers, Robotics, Young Makers (Maker is under 18yo)