FTC (3/17/2012 - 3/18/2012)
Mini FTC Scrimmage on February 18, 2012 in City Tech
Time: 9:30AM to 3:30PM
Location: 186 Jay Street, 2nd floor Voorhees Cafeteria
Brooklyn, NY 11201
STEP (3/30/2012- 4/1/2012)
City Tech has collaborated with Science Skills Central
High School in order to mentor aspiring robotic development students.
The team Robee # 1 consists of Science Skills Central High School
students Rama Sagna, mechanical engineer, Tiara Mills, industrial
engineer, Adrian Ayuso, electrical engineer, and Eduardo Arguello
computer engineer. The team's supporting faculty members are City Tech's
Dr. Andy Zhang, Dr. Iem Heng, and coach Ivonne Barreras.
Robee#1 prototype Robee#1 in practice playing field
Cooper Union ASME Competition (4/21/2012)
On April 21st, 2012, New York City
College of Technology brought the students from Mechatronics Technology
Center (MTC) to compete in the Cooper Union ASME Competition. This
competition entailed 3 engineering design mini-projects. The 3 projects
are: downhill car competition, parachute drop, and tallest freestand
tower. The MTC teams had a great time as well as winning two prizes. We
have 6 MTC teams participated in this year Cooper Union ASME
Competition. One of the MTC teams won the 1st place in creativity and
design in "downhill car event" . That was Team#2, and the winning team
members are: Fritzpatrick Rogue, Bijin-Bayat Makhtan, An Lin, and Ethan
Wong. Whereas, the Team#5 from MTC won 3rd place in the overall ASME
Competition. Team#5 members are: Raymond Yap, Mohammad Faizan Mohsin,
and Toluwalope Olaniyan.
Here are a few photos of the Cooper Union ASME Competition and students from City Tech and other colleges:
First Annual RTC (4/28/2012)
The first Annual Robotics Tournament of Chamions (RTC)
took place in City Tech's very own Voorhes building. The event was a
success and incorporated various kinds of engineering and technology
skills. There was a huge turn out of participants as well as spectators .
The RTC competition was not only an event where the main goal was to
win forst place, but an even in which team work, knowledge, and pure fun
was incorporated. Many of the students and bystanders were fully
involved in the spirit of competition as well as learning new techniques
and skills in the technology field. At the end of the competition, the
three top winning teams were announced. In third place was City Tech's
team "Work hard, Play Hard, Be Hard" which consisted of members Ethan
Wong, Alexander Barbaran, Adian Murphy, Fritzpatrick Roque, Binjin Bayat
Mokhtan, and Peter Segal. In second place was Queensborough Community
College's team "Robo-Mech" which included team members Ryan Rampersad,
Luis Solares, Giacomo Parmiren, Carlos Garcia, and David Shokumbl.
Finally, the team who received the first place position was City Tech's
" fasTrak_MS" which was advised by Professor Dexter Patrick and
included team members Raymond Yap, and Ali Harb. Overall the event was a
great success and everyone is enthusiastic to participate in next
Here are a few images from the event:
City Tech Went To Maker Faire 2011!
The City Tech Mechatronics Center, and Mechanical
Engineering and Industrial Design Dept Clubs exhibited at Maker
Faire New York. It was awesome, 35,000 people came!
New York, Sept. 17 & 18
New York Hall of Science
Saturday - 10am to 7pm • Sunday - 10am to 6pm
It was in the middle of Finals but First wanted to do one more workshop - on December 18!
We did not know what to expect but it turned out to be a full house. These folks would rather learn about robots than do Holiday Shopping. Well, I feel the same way. If only I did not have to study for finals, I would have been there too.
The students submitted a second submission to the RICC competition which was also accepted, and also received a grant to defray build costs. This is the SpiderBot. A testimony to the fine work done at MTC and the advisement of our Professors.
On December 3, 2010 Profs Zhang and Heng presented the work of the Mechatronics Technology Center at City Tech. The reported that the information was very well received.
CUNY's 9th Annual I.T. Conference 2010 at John Jay College,
Profs. Zhang, Heng, Berri and Zia present:
"New Approach to Teaching Product Design that Breaks the Disciplinary Boundaries"
The Robotic Innovation Conference and Competition (RICC) has accepted a team from The Mechatronics Technology Center at City Tech for the 2011 competition..
Plus, we have qualified for a grant to help cover materials expenses.
More good news:
The Daily News on November 23, 2010 published notice of our grant and a picture of Profs. Zhang and Heng surrounded by students
At club hour on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010 we were treated to a visit from Jeff Steel of National Instruments makers of some of the most advanced robot and instrumentation control gear out there (which we have in our labs, by the way). Jeff presented a really helpful seminar on the LabView software for creating useful interfaces.
You never know what you might learn at club hour, its always a good idea to stop by. Room V-508, Thursdays at 1pm, or come and say "hi" anytime.
CitytTech Goes to Washington
In late October, several of our Professors attended the Advanced Technical Education conference in Washington DC. Several students went along to exhibit the robots and devices developed at CityTech. We made a very positive impression on the people attending the conference. In fact, we were photographed for Community College Times. Click to see the photo and read the article.
In the booth at the conference from left Prof. A. Zhang, Peter Segal, Carla Araile, Anthony Francis, Maria Vanegas, Prof. I. Heng.
Also attending but not in photo: Prof. S. Berri, and Prof. F. Zia.
The Mechatronics Technology Center at City Tech, The New York City College of Technology received support from the National Science Foundation under its Advanced Technology Education. The core concept is to teach engineering in a hands-on environment through the vehicle of Mechatronics and Robotics. These technology are becoming vital in our developing high technology society. With this support City Tech will be at the cutting edge of technology and technology education.