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Senior Design 2011 Videos

Enjoy the fun! ~Chris R-Escobedo

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UCI Senior Design Winter Review Videos

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PID issues

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Everything coming together

This is the first time that we had all subsystems come together and our PID control converging on a horizontal target shown in green: ¬†Board In Action We have a lot more to do with respect to the tweaking of … Continue reading

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Reliable serial communication over USB

Today we were able to get reliable serial communication from our c program. The problem that we had was that we didn’t wait long enough for the serial connection to be established before sending some initialization parameters to the sketch … Continue reading

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Object Tracking with Templates

Hello everyone! Chris here with a LARGE update on the status of our ball detection method. I have been working on getting an accurate and fast ball detection method to detect our silver ball as it moves across the labyrinth … Continue reading

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Servo Coupling Issue

Today we discovered an issue with our rubber band coupling system we put together last Saturday. The rubber band seems to have too much slag even while maximizing our servo-knob distance according to our setup. We will have to get … Continue reading

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Servos Mounted

Today we’ve managed to mount the servos using Patrick’s sandwiched steel method. The servos are controllable via Chris’s arduino/nunchuk setup. View our video here:

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Feature Detection

Here’s a sneak peak at what we’ve done with feature detection.

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Mounted Webcam Labyrinth shots

Using a Gearhead 1.3MP webcam with 6 LEDs (not active in the pic) Taken and saved with Apple PhotoBooth Taken and saved with OpenCV OpenCV (w/ added dimensions for 2D filtering)

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