Zebracorn Labs

Here at the Zebracorns, we believe in learning and pushing boundaries. In persuit of that, we have published papers, given talks, and have other tidbits of knowledge lying around. We hope you enjoy these as much as we do.

28 Mar 2015 - Alon Greyber

ZebraVision 3.0

Zebravision 3.0 represents the culmination of many hours of work and research by the programming students for FRC Team 900, also known as the Zebracorns. It encompasses a library and several applications that are designed to use a Logitech C920 camera mounted to a robot to detect recycling bins in the 2015 FRC game: Recycle Rush. It is designed to run in real time using the OpenCV library onboard a NVIDIA Jetson TK1 DevKit mounted to the robot. The detection is done using the Cascade Classification method and Local Binary Patterns.

14 Dec 2014 - Patricia Beekman

Strategy Presentation 2014-2015

This is the presentation given by Patricia Beekman on using strategy effectively in the design process. While partly an outline of the Zebracorns' own strategizing timeline, this presentation also covers the importance of strategy and different factors to consider while analyzing strategies.

20 Oct 2014 - Meg Wenzinger

Timelog Website

We got tired of trying to keep track of student hours on paper so we built a program to do so. Students sign in at the beginning of meetings with a barcode scanner and out at the end of the meeting.

It has adjustable variables for requirements (# hours/#meetings attended) as well as many others (see the documentation for more). We've also set it up to provide graphs and statistics for when schools or sponsors ask.

There is an example website set up. The credentials are:
Admin account - admin@900.com / zebracorns
Student account - test@900.com / zebra

Feel free to play around and create items, please just don't delete or edit these two users. Our current setup is a Raspberry Pi hooked up to a monitor and a barcode scanner. It's been working great for us.