Hardware

Components

Photographs

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The Vehicle

Ready to locate and track a target.

ICOP Technology eBox-2300

The Windows Embedded CE 6 operating system was used.

Logitech Quick Cam Pro 5000

The webcam used to capture data for color tracking.

Phidgets 8/8/8 Kit With Text LCD

The USB controller board used. The 5 digital outputs are used to control the tank's motion while analog inputs read sensor data.

Custom Relays

The relay box is controlled via digital outputs of the Phidgets 8/8/8 board.

1/16 Scale German Tiger RC Tank

The vehicle modified for autonomous movement.

Panasonic AMN23111 IR Motion Sensors

Four of these sensors are used to locate a target in the vicinity of the tank.

Phidgets IR Spot Sensor

One of these sensors was placed at the front of the tank.

CV-HB 401 Dual H-Bridge

The dual-channel H-bridge was used to control the tank tracks independently.

NiCad Battery Pack With Custom Power Regulator

This powers the eBox, relays, Phidgets 8/8/8 board, and the text LCD.



ICOP Technology eBox-2300

Logitech QuickCam Pro 5000

Phidgets 8/8/8 Kit With Text LCD

1/16 Scale German Tiger Tank

Panasonic AMN23111 IR Motion Sensors

Phidgets IR Spot Sensor

CV-HB 401 Dual H-Bridge

NiCad Battery Pack With Custom Power Regulator

Custom Relay

Each channel in the Custom Relay Box were wired as follows: