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When you first walk into the room for the IEEE you see a ton of aluminum pieces, screws, tools, wires, and computers. There’s almost always someone there tinkering with one robot or another, telling jokes, and simply having fun. So what exactly is going on?The IEEE president, Richard Mortimore explains that the main objective of the club is to participate in the VEX Robotics competition, in which they build small-ish robots to do specific tasks. The field and rules of the competition are released early in the season and it’s left up to each team to design and build a robot that will help them achieve first place.

A big part of the VEX competition is designing a robot that can be programmed to maneuver through an autonomous period, where the robot must work on its own without human input to decide how to score the best points. This year’s competition involves placing colored “sacs” into team-color coordinated “trays” to score points. Points are allotted based on the color of the sacs and the height of the platforms they are placed on. To tackle this objective, the IEEE designed their robot like a miniature, collapsible bulldozer. It’s relatively fast, with a big tray to be able to hold many sacs at a time while also being able to raise the tray to reach the higher platform.

For the autonomous part of the competition, the robot is equipped with a camera and the required programing to distinguish between the colors of the sacs and the trays as well as their location (which is really cool to see at work).

Aside from the complicated robotics competitions, IEEE gives back to the community by building beautiful LED signs for Relay for Life and assisting pre-college robotics teams by giving input to the pre-college teams regarding setups and ideas. James’ description of the IEEE was, “We are a relatively large organization and our teammates are so talented and smart. We try and do things to benefit not just NYIT, but the community as well”.  The IEEE’s latest project, a far cry from the robot they have building, has been the creation of the Campus Slate cell phone application, called Pocket Slate for the Windows 8, Windows Phone, and Android platforms.

It’s thus safe to say that the IEEE is a club that takes on many mind blowing engineering endeavors, and we just can’t wait to see what’s next! Want a taste of what they’ve done? Download the Android and Windows Phone Pockets Campus Slate App!

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