Tell us about your presentation.
Every Friday we have Freestyle Fridays, where people come in and essentially do show-and-tell. Previously, I brought in a violin, or played bass. One time I think I got up and juggled. This time, I thought why not top everyone else, so I put on a lab coat, made a presentation in PowerPoint along with a tray of the robot I made, including robots that use touch sensors.
When did you start assembling robots?
I got into robots very early. I remember getting a kit of Lego robots and my father doing most of the programming. Maybe since I was eight, I enjoyed full-time soldering and building things, ripping apart old construction bits and old electronic components from random pieces of junk. I’ve been doing more advanced robotics for a little over a year.
What is your favorite subject at Pivot?
Probably biology. I have a lot of background from my father and read Darwin’s The Origin of Species. I went in and did some diagnostic tests and got 100%. I was able to get through the entire first semester of biology, save the final, in a matter of a few weeks.
What do you like most about going to Pivot?
It’s freeing. I liken it to a job. I woke up yesterday, in time to get ready, did some of my assignment and went to class. After that, I took I nap. I got up later, and completed all four of my assignments on my own time. Pivot is like real life- in the real world, provided you get something done on time, then congratulations, you get a paycheck. Real life doesn’t put you on a strict schedule a lot of the time. Instead you are expected to get a certain job done within a certain timeframe. It’s the same way at Pivot, and I appreciate that.