ECE434 Project - RC Tank

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thumb‎ Embedded Linux Class by Mark A. Yoder

Team members: Connor Mattox and Eric Fast

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I'm using the following template to grade. Each slot is 10 points. 0 = Missing, 5=OK, 10=Wow!

00 Executive Summary
00 Installation Instructions 
00 User Instructions
00 Highlights
00 Theory of Operation
00 Work Breakdown
00 Future Work
00 Conclusions
00 Demo
00 Late
Comments: I'm looking forward to seeing this.

Score:  10/100

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Executive Summary

A picture of the tank can be seen to the right. The blynk app is also shown in the picture along with the batteries that we are using to power the system.


We will be 3D printing an RC tank and using a Raspberry Pi 3 to interface with it. The tank will be remote controlled over WiFi and have a camera on it for FPV (first-person view).

As of right now, we have all of the parts ordered and the tank is in the process of being 3D printed.

Right now we are running into issues where the tank stops responding to the commands sent over blynk. We think that this issue is caused by the low battery state. If the tank stops responding frequently please charge the batteries.

This was a really cool project to work on as we were able to sit in B200 and drive the tank out into the hall using the camera to see where we were going. We were also able to connect the tank to RHIT-OPEN so we should be able to drive it around anywhere on campus. It was also very cool to see the progress we have made since we made a similar tank for the ECE230 final project.


If you have hardware, consider Small Build, Big Execuition for ideas on the final packaging.

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thumb‎ Embedded Linux Class by Mark A. Yoder