PROJECT NAME: 

turret430

TEAM MEMBERS:

  • Jonathan Zhang
  • Walter Zarate
  • Adam Dunhoft

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turret430 Demonstration

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

This isn't your ordinary office toy! Turret430 is a versatile missile launcher with manual and automatic targeting modes. Choose between using a joystick to pinpoint your target or use our software to set turret430 to track a target on its own.

The goal was to design and build an office missile launcher that could be controlled by an analog joystick. As an added bonus, auto-mode was developed to target and track an object based on color.  By the push of a button, the turret430 becomes completely autonomous and defends a cubicle without the need of supervision. 

PROJECT FEATURES:

  • 300 degrees of horizontal targeting rotation
  • Manual mode joystick control
  • Auto track and target mode via color pattern detection
  • Plug and play joystick and launcher connectors

BOOSTERPACK COMPONENTS:

  • Texas Instruments L293DNE Motor Drivers (2)
  • XBee Wireless Module (TI ZigBee Platform)
  • Power Regulators: 3V, 5V & 8V
  • Headers: Joystick & Launcher

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DESIGN FILES:

0172.turret430 - ti co-op challenge 2012.rar

USER'S GUIDE:

1.) Plug joystick and launcher connectors

2.) Plug in battery

3.) Engage power switch

4.) Depress "Reset" to calibrate launcher

Manual:

5.) Own your coworkers via joystick

Auto:

5.) Depress push-button

6.) Own coworkers based on shirt color

7.) Dominate the office!


Special Thanks to Texas Instruments and the MSP430 group!!!


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