Too cool not to share!
By user9157252 on Jan 12, 2010
So I came in to the office this morning (ok, so I went downstairs to my office, since I work from home, but I digress) and found the following new post on the Forums at sunspotworld.com and had to share it. I'm sharing it verbatim:
a host program with a visualized Graphical interface
- Intelligent Vehicle model
As the picture shows above， we made some intelligent vehicles which equipped Sun SPOT as controllers, Infrared Sensors as detectors, LED lights and Motor Drive.We write some program in the IDE of NetBean to simulate and realize Cooperative driver assistance systems, Current floating car data services and User communication and information application.
Using Sun SPOT as controller ,dual motor drive ,Infrared Sensors，LED lights and so on ,We made Intelligent Vehicle models that can avoid obstacle automatically, be controlled remotely and change speed. Meanwhile Sun SPOT is used as tools of communication. We realized wireless communication networks among Intelligent vehicles without any fixed infrastructures called Mobile Ad Hoc Network.
In Cooperative driver assistance systems, when our Infrared Sensors in the intelligent vehicle detect obstacles ahead , it can automatically change its direction, avoiding a crash happens. On the other hand when hard braking happens in one car ,another car behind would stop and change its direction if it is possible. Another example we can automatically lights up or down according the light intensity, so the drivers would not be troubled by the switches.
In Current floating car data services, We use Sun SPOT Base connected with PC as commander to tell the intelligent vehicle where to go and How fast. if the traffic is heave in the way to our destination, we command our car running slower for example.
In User communication and information application We just exploit some host function that can inquire the temperature and light intensity from cars with Sun SPOT.
We write a host program with a visualized Graphical interface as show above .We can remotely control vehicles with functions we mentioned above.
So therer you have it! A very cool project using Sun SPOTs. Go check it out, and post a kudos to the author, since he did such a cool project, and then was kind enough to post about it on our forums!
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