These pages chronicle the progress of the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Robot Project.
The HydroBot Rev. 1.2
The HydroBot is a hydrogen fuel cell powered robot. It can run
for about half an hour on a couple of liters of hydrogen, and produces only
water for exhaust! As far as we know, there is no other robot out there like
it. If you are interested in building a hydrogen powered robot or other project,
please contact us. We will be very
happy to help out!
This project was and is being built by members of The
Mendocino High School Science Club. Information about the club and its goals
can be seen here.
The project is led by Tobin Hahn, Physical Sciences teacher and myself, Jonathan
Peakall, Electronics and Engineering Mentor. It should be noted that Tobin gets
short shrift on these pages because they mostly pertain to the technical end
of the project and I write them.
The HydroBot's purpose is not only to explore the alternative
energy source of hydrogen, but to bring this technology out into the community.
The members of the Science Club and the HydroBot are available for presentations
for a wide variety of age groups, from second grade to adult. If you live in
the Mendocino/Fort Bragg area and are interested in a demonstration for your
school or group, please e-mail us.
This project has been made possible only by the help, support
and donations of many individuals and businesses. Please check out the Sponsors
page and support those that support education. If you have ideas or want to
help with the project in any way, please feel free to stick an oar in. We can
use all the help we can get!
All pictures on these pages can be clicked for a larger image.
10/03/04- Major update for the HFCRP. Details of the new Bluetooth link can
be seen HERE,
the new sensor array can be seen HERE,
and the HydroBot GUI application can be seen HERE.
All of the other pages have been changed and updated as well. For a laugh, check
out the History
page and see a lot of our mistakes!