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Re: Stupid Emotional Programmer Attachment, anyone?

by Helter (Chaplain)
on Nov 03, 2003 at 16:33 UTC ( #304145=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Stupid Emotional Programmer Attachment, anyone?

Written in a combo of C/Assembly, my senior design project was a RC Tank converted to be driven by a micro-controller. Mounted in the "turret" was a IR sensor. Using 3 beacons it could determine it's position, and would travel a pre-programmed path.

The path was programmed by clicking on a grid display on a PC, then was downloaded as coordinate pairs.

Fully battery powered, and the tank moved 3 ft in 1 second from a dead stop.....which is why the sensors for object avoidance were not good enough to work correctly (1.5 ft of view..., so momentum would carry it through the object, although then it would go "around" the object and continue on it's path...).

It was amazing to put it down in the area in any random place, and it would navigate just by swinging it's turret around.... And all that code fit into 640KB....
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