Yo Yo! 👋
My name's Adi Ramachandran and I'm an ECE student at Olin!
I spend most of my time on electrical engineering & embedded software; I also love cycling and nature :)
The Olin College of Engineering is an undergraduate engineering school located outside of Boston, MA. Our curriculum is based entirely on interdisciplinary, collaborative project-based learning.
~it's pretty cool 😃~
Scroll down to check out some of my highlighted projects! For work experience, check out my resume.
Check out our autonomous maze solving differential drive robot!
We built a robot to complete the MicroMouse Competition! Our custom differential drive bot autonomously navigates and solves a 16x16 maze, returns to its starting point by generating a path from its understanding of the maze, and pathplans an optimized route for a final thrilling speedrun to the center. Check out our project website to learn more! Project features ROS, Gazebo, and Python, with graph theory, path planning, and high speed robot motion control.
Olin Electric Motorsports
OEM is our Olin's Formula SAE team that works to build an electric racecar every year!
Testing Subteam Lead
I currently lead the Testing Subteam where I manage and architect projects like our Hardware in the Loop system, our Battery Management System testing rig, and more!
Low Voltage battery management system
I'm currently designing and testing the battery management system for our vehicle 12V electrical system featuring a bidirectionalload switch in the high current path, voltage, current, and temperature checking for the pack, & passive cell balancing! The PCB is designed around the LTC6810 chip - I also configured the custom battery pack! Check out the github for more info.
Vehicle telemetry software!
During my second year on OEM, I wrote firmware for and built the data pipeline behind our team's new telemetry system, to live-stream sensor data from the vehicle's CAN bus for visualization, logging, and analysis on the sidelines. Check out the design review slides for more info.
We built a particle filter!
We wrote some code to help our cleaning robot locate itself in a known physical map using the in built LIDAR sensor and some math. Check out the blog post to learn more!
We rebuilt Corewars and used it to teach computer science students in India! (We also reached the front page of Hacker News!)
This is one of my favorite projects, and getting to actually deploy it to a university in India in January 2020 was incredible. You can see the final product above! Read more about our work at our full blog post!
Power Electronics at Olin
Power Electronics is one of my favorite courses at Olin - we learn the theory of different power conversion architectures - buck, buck boost, flyback - and build up our own printed circuit boards to test and understand behavior of those architectures in the real world!
I've also worked on a bunch of other sick projects, including ...
- Building a single cycle CPU (capable of running Assembly) in behavioral Verilog.
- 3D Modeling, CFD simulating, constructing & testing a feather articulating RC ornithopter!
- co-founding and running a successful college essay writing workshop
- winning an MIT COVID-19 hackathon
- Leading Assembly on my high school robotics FRC team!