I have just recently made my first robot. It’s a maze-solver robot that uses 3 proximity sensors to sense if there is a wall or, rather, an obstacle that is near the robot. Here’s a video to show you how it works:
There are two things I’ve learned from this robot:
This maze-solver robot was an “impossible” case. Why? Many didn’t choose it because of lack of time. We were given 3 weeks to finish it. There were 3 options that were given to us to choose from on what to do for our midterm project: Line-follower robot, Light-follower robot, and the Maze-solver robot. The majority chose the line-follower robot. Our group chose the maze-solver robot. In the midst of the hardships and long hours of working on the robot, I wanted to give up. But I couldn’t. To be pragmatic, it was better for me to choose the line-follower robot for our project. But I knew that God was with me in doing this maze-solver robot. ”This will be finished,” I said. At the end of the day, I finished the robot. And it was a success! The secret to the success of this project was not really my skills, not I spending a lot of time working on it. It was prayer. Before I start doing the project and fixing the robot, I pray and ask God for help. Acknowledging that I could not do this alone.
It’s not about the skill really. It’s about who’s in control.
This is a chat I had with one of my classmates. He was very encouraging in this project. But seriously, glad to have some laughter in the middle of all the pressure.
Then, God spoke to me and said that you are like that robot. He told me that yes, you may know some obstacles that are blocking your way to the goal but you still bump anyway. I, honestly, fall. I bump… But here’s the thing: God guides us and brings us out of the “maze of slavery and despair.” Sometimes, we don’t like His ways when His ways are there to protect us and make us live. He wants you and I to run and finish the maze. Are you willing to follow?
A hand guiding the robot from the obstacle.
What amazes me is this: That robot was like a baby to me. I never had a baby but it felt like it. And it got me thinking: In all God’s power, authority, and greatness, (He controls everything in the universe. And His ways are unfathomable for us humans.) He chose to be near us; to love and to be with us, His children.
“But it was because the Lord loved you and kept the oath he swore to your ancestors that he brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the land of slavery, from the power of Pharaoh king of Egypt.”