Lupus By James and Carol Jean
The Problem • You’ve just come from the beach, and there are rashes or sores all over your body. They appear around sun exposed areas ( face, ears, neck, etc.) • You may be diagnosed with lupus
What is Lupus? • Lupus is a lasting inflammatory disease that can affect various parts of the body, especially the skin, joints, blood, and kidneys. • Lupus can appear as acne or small irritations on the skin • Also known as systemic lupus erythematous or (SLE)
Biopsy • First, the skin must be examined in a pathology laboratory. • There the pieces of skin are stained, with five types of proteins, to detect specific immune reactants
Robot’s biopsy • The first robot senses the color in front of it (either red or black) • Then it sends the color to the second robot ( using Bluetooth) • The second robot searches for what it was told and tells the other robot that it found the color. • Then it repeats for the second color.
Construction Next, we attached the motors Finding the threshold between red and black Attaching the white light to produce a reflecting light effect The finished product
Programs First robot program Second robot program
Evaluation / Improvements • The robot worked 3 out of 3 times • Distance was a problem because it needed to be a certain amount away. • If we had a color sensor we could search for more colors.
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