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CWSF 2017 - Regina, Saskatchewan

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I live and breathe robotics! As the captain of the Marianopolis Robotics Team, I am leading a group of 25 members to participate in the multidisciplinary Canadian Robotics Competition. I am also helping students with calculus as part of the peer tutoring program at my college. In addition to my passion for robotics, I have an artistic side as well: I love music, calligraphy, photography, and more. Next year, I will study in the Honours Mechatronics Engineering with Co-op program at Waterloo University, which combines mechanical, electrical and software engineering. At the Montreal Regional Science and Technology Fair this year, I received the Concordia University Award for Outstanding Achievement in Computer Science & Software Engineering, as well as the privilege of participating in the Super Expo-sciences Provincial Finals, where I was awarded the IEEE Canadian Foundation Québec Science Fair Prize, and the honour of moving onto the Canada-Wide Science Fair. My project is a 3D-printed and muscle-controlled prosthetic hand that was inspired by the Cornell universal gripper, which uses… a balloon and coffee grounds. It is versatile, low-cost, and easily reproducible, to help people missing a hand to regain their autonomy without breaking the bank.

Bilun Sun

Need a hand with that?
City:Saint-Laurent, QC
School:Collège Marianopolis
Abstract:My project is a muscle-controlled, 3D printed prosthetic hand for people with upper limb loss. However, it does not look anything like a human hand; rather, it features a gripper made with a balloon and coffee grounds, which allows the prosthesis to adapt to practically any object the user wants to pick up. The hand is thus both affordable and extremely versatile

Awards Value
Excellence Award - Senior
Silver Medal
Sponsor: Youth Science Canada
Dalhousie University Faculty of Science Entrance Scholarship
Senior Silver Medallist - $2500 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: Dalhousie University, Faculty of Science
$2 500.00
UBC Science (Vancouver) Entrance Award
Senior Silver Medallist - $2000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: The University of British Columbia (Vancouver)
$2 000.00
University of Ottawa Entrance Scholarship
Senior Silver Medallist - $2000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: University of Ottawa
$2 000.00
Western University Scholarship
Silver Medallist - $2000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: Western University
$2 000.00
Total$8 500.00