What if we automated flight attendants? (Ambitious I know). Well, if we had infinite time and resources, we could build a self driving trolley that drove itself down the aisle to the correct row! Even cooler, passengers would put what drink they want before hand in an app, so no human contact is needed, and everyone can just
What it does
So we built a self driving trolley that takes commands from a react native application
How we built it
Our team retrofitted a standard cart to first be motorized and powered by a power supply. Next we designed a housing for the top of the cart to house the drink dispensing system and provide an asthetically pleasing experience for the users.
Challenges we ran into
When trying to set up our drink dispensing system, the windshield washer pump was requiring 10+ volts to pump the liquid up and out of the holding tank. We solved this issue by making our storage tank water tight and flipping the tank so that the water pressure could reduce the voltage required by the pump to displace the liquid.