Each group will be provided with the following equipment. A considerable
deposit will be placed on the more expensive equipment, and students will
receive the entire deposit back at the end of the term (when the equipment
is returned). The equipment is:
- 2x MIT HandyBoard, assembled and tested, from Gleason Research
- 1x MING 300MHz AM Transmitter, assembled, from DigiKey (TX-99V3-ND)
- 1x MING 300MHz AM Receiver, assembled, from DigiKey (RE-99V3-ND)
- several PICs, based on individual group needs, from DigiKey
Groups will also be able to use the following equipment by signing it
out from the course supervisor:
- 2x PIC programmers, assembled, from Peter Anderson (www.phanderson.com)
- PIC reference book, "Easy PIC'n"
- PIC reference book, "PIC'n up the Pace"
- Reference book, "Mobile Robots, from Inspiration to Implementation"
Groups must provide their own:
Although some of the sensors and the tagging device will have recommended
sources and part numbers. In particular, the following sensors will be
specified to ensure that different teams can play together:
- Tagging Device
- IR beacon, for detection by other robots
- IR detectors, to detect other robot's beacons