A&M - 1 Andrew Zeller Paul Boriack Engr111 Project...

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2 Table of Contents: Page 1………………………………………………………………Cover Page Page 2………………………………………………………………Table of Contents Page 3………………………………………………………………Report Page 4………………………………………………………………Report Page 5………………………………………………………………Report Page 6………………………………………………………………Program Page 7………………………………………………………………Calculations used Page 8………………………………………………………………Works cited
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3 Engr111 Project The purpose of this lab was to design a program for the NXT robot to self- sufficiently go through a maze on its own minimizing time taken to complete its path. The project design we focused on was using the light sensor. Problems we encountered were dealing with amount of power to distribute the wheels. We also had different ideas to use as the program design, like the ultrasonic sensor or a touch sensor. We also looked at doing hardware modifications to the robot. The proposed problem of the project was to design the NXT robot to go through the maze functionally without any help from the user after it started. The design of the maze was to start one foot behind the maze and then with walls from the start of the maze to one and a half to the middle of the maze. There are also two one cubic foot bonus square at two of the ends of the maze. The bonuses deduct two seconds from the total time after the robot has completed the maze. From the start we knew that the way to get the best time was to have the robot move the shortest distance but still hit the deduction boxes to lower time. The design we used in the end was using the light sensor. The way that the sensor works is that it will move a specific direction depending on what color the light is hitting whether it is black or white. The design we used was a simple Boolean true false depending on what color the light was on. This design we thought would give us the shortest distance traveled since it follows a specific path. We also chose to use the light sensor because we thought it would move faster than creating a circuit as well as faster than the ultrasonic sensor which required stopping and turning after sensing the wall in front of it. The other advantage was that it required less tinkering because the light is simple pointing to the ground verses having to aim another sensor so that it does not hit
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