2011 finalists & winners > 17+ years > Vineyard Robot
Shirley Boys High School
Vineyard robot is a system for monitoring the temperature at a vineyard and putting containers of grapes under a shelter when it gets too cold.
"My favourite part was going through the complete design process and ending up with a working solution. I never thought that I could design, construct and program a robot from nothing!
The programming was the hardest part – it really forced my to think. I was also challenged to write efficient coding, so that there was no copying and pasting of duplicate lines of code.
In my spare time I like building computers with various components and playing games on the best PCs."