Jesse E. Stark


Jesse Stark is a recent graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. He has a Bacholors of Science in Mechanical Engineering and is currently a part of Eaton Corporation's Electrical Sector Industrial Controls Sales Development Program - ACE. Before that, he spent 6 years with Rockwell Automation as a Student Associate learning both the Configured and Standard Drives business. He has experience working on manufacturing cost reduction projects and especially enjoys motion control and robotics projects. In his free time, he enjoys golfing, rollarblading, building Legos, and programming games for this generation of handheld systems (Nintendo DS and Sony PSP).


Jesse's Resume is available in PDF format here.


Cops and Robbers

Cops and Robbers is a robotics project which utilized 2 Scribbler robots. One robot acted as the cop which moved randomly until the cop was in sight, where a "flight to survive" method of movements took over. The cop used a fastest path algorithm to calculate the fastest path to navigate through the maze to catch the robber and would be updated on the fly as the robber moved through the maze.

Project FRED

The Flying Reconnaissance Exploritory Device (FRED) was the senior design project of Jesse Stark, George Byram, Joeseph Conklin, and Masato Kan. The device was a lightweight (80g) remote controlled robot which utilized contra-rotating rotors to hop, a rollcage to self right and protect the electro-mechanical componenents, and a wireless camera to transmit a live video feed. The device was powered by a 3.7V 400 mAh rechargable batter which allowed for a combined 500 hops and 45 minutes of video.

Project FRED Touchscreen Presentation

Utilizing Microsoft's Powerpoint to its fullest potential, Jesse created a complicated Powerpoint presentation which used micro-presentations and complicated transitions which allowed for a unique way to present FRED to the masses. Text-to-Speech software allowed Audrey to present the design specs, different uses, future options, and different pictures of FRED in an easy to use interface which was both exciting and inovative. A video of the system is coming soon.

Lego Mindstorm NXT

Over the coming weeks, Jesse will be launching a new website which showcases his original motion control system designs built from the ground up using the Lego Mindstorm NXT set and programmed in LabVIEW.


Jesse can be contacted at jstark(a)gatech(dot)edu.

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This page is underconstruction and was last updated on June 10, 2009.

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