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Columbus High School
Columbus, Ga.
Vibration Sensor


  • Problem-solving goals focused on creating an invention that could measure small subsurface vibrations; contain a mobile platform to sensor; transmit data to a remote station; and store high-resolution data.

  • To construct the TremorBot, the InvenTeam recycled an iRobot® Packbot®, donated by Fort Benning, to serve as the platform for its core piece, the sensor.

  • The InvenTeam was organized into four interdependent, goal-oriented subsystems, or divisions of labor, that contributed to the main system: robot, communication & data handling, sensor, and electrical.

  • Preliminary prototype testing was staged in the tunnels of McKenna, a "ghost town" invented by Fort Benning for urban-warfare training.