current status and wiring pictures

current status and wiring pictures

Goalie AI works really well. Player controls are iffy, but we probably just need more practice.

GUI Progress!

GUI Progress!

Static GUI started in Qt

camera mounted

camera mounted

FireFly to 3pi communication works

Serial Communication

One important aspect of this project will be communication between the FireFly nodes and their respective 3pi hosts.  This requires knowledge of both APIs, although it is made simpler by the fact that in our implementation communication is one-way.  Since the 3pi hosts will essentially be “dumb” recipients of velocity inputs, the communication will only travel from […]

Motor control working

That was easy.

LCD control working

After getting all the libraries and tools installed, actually programming the 3pi was very easy. The code is very high-level, and programming over USB takes about 5 seconds.

Bot Tracking

Tracking the robots as they navigate the field is a tricky problem.  However, the problem is one that has been solved before, so it should not be too much of an issue.  When using a webcam attached to a PC, fiducials placed on top of the robots make tracking a simple exercise.  In the robockey […]

Project Started!

Initial requirements have been given, project has started.