Projects IndexProject #1 - Photovore
Semester Team Project - Autonomous Balancing Vehicle
Before the first part is fabricated or the first line of code is written, it is strongly recommended that your team meet and consider the entire set of subgoals. Even the first task requires that your design plans ahead for the last task...so, to the best of your ability, try to think ahead and anticipate what you'll need for all of the challenge tasks between now and December.
REPORTS: Weekly notebook summaries (<= 2 pages) are to be submitted by every student. These reports should include your name, your team number/name and the names of your team mates, the (Friday) date of submission. It should begin with the team GANTT from October 1 to December 5 with tasks assigned to names. Everyone on the same team should submit the same GANTT. Following this common plan, each student should focus on their independent progress on each of the tasks assigned to them.
The project will require 4 Team reports (on those days, no individual reports are required) and 3 scored demonstrations:
Project #2 - chassis design and fabrication (10/1-10/23)
chassis, motors, Arduino, open-loop steering control
Project #3 - gyrometer/accelerometry (10/24 - 11/17)
Project #4 - Maze Callenge
(11/17 - 12/11)
PING implementation, wall following control, maze traversal algorithm, may be on a statically stable robot platform
balancing - 100% bonus awarded if the balancing platform is used penalties: bumping a wall is penalized at 1 pt per bump