UI ECE 480 - MicroMouse Design (21 pages)

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University of Idaho
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Ece 480 - EE Senior Design I

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MicroMouse Design The Intellimouse Explorer Date Submitted May 13 2005 Sponsor Dr Herb Hess hhess uidaho edu Advisors Dr Herb Hess Dr Brian Johnson hhess uidaho edu bjohnson uidaho edu Viola Fucsko fucs8472 uidaho edu Bijan Houle houl6492 uidaho edu Henis Mitro mitr5986 uidaho edu Mikel Olson olso7320 uidaho edu Table of Contents Abstract iii 1 Project Description 1 1 1 Overview 1 1 2 Objectives 1 1 3 Methods 1 2 Status and Preliminary Results 2 3 Methods 6 3 1 Microcontroller 6 3 2 Drive Components 7 3 3 Sensors 8 3 4 Chassis and Wheels 8 4 Validation Procedure 10 Appendix 12 ii Abstract A MicroMouse is being designed to negotiate a path to the center of a maze in the optimal amount of time The design must integrate a microcontroller sensors and motors This paper presents the current design and interface of the different modules as well as preliminary data related to the performance of the MicroMouse The motors and sensors have been connected to the microcontroller and currently the MicroMouse is capable of moving a specified distance in a specified direction upon command as well as to receive some sensor input and stop before hitting a wall Future challenges lie in using the sensor input for maze navigation and finding the optimal algorithm for solving the maze iii 1 Project Description 1 1 Overview The goal of this project is to design a self contained autonomous electrically powered vehicle called a MicroMouse to negotiate a path to the center of a maze The MicroMouse will be built in accordance with the IEEE APEC MicroMouse Contest Rules 1 2 Objectives From these rules we have generated the following objectives for our MicroMouse 1 3 Autonomously find a way to the goal of the maze and back to the starting point Complete a run from start to goal in less than ten minutes Turn 360 in a single grid square of the maze The main body must fit inside of a single grid of the maze 16 8 cm x 16 8 cm The sensor wing must fit inside a 25 cm x 25 cm square Methods To



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