Too cool not to share!

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:



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a host program with a visualized Graphical interface






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Intelligent Vehicle model




Using Sun SPOT as controller ,dual motor drive ,Infrared Sensors´╝îLED 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.

As the picture shows above´╝î 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.

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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Comments:

Hi David,
I was the Sun Campus ambassador to NIT Surat (India). We were using SPOT for some robots when one of my friends sent a 2amp input current resulting in smoke coming out from the SPOT :( We checked the second layer and found a IC burnt. Is it possible to replace the IC? Or can we send it to Sun for repairs. Actually, 3 students are also using SPOTs to develop a HCI application using SPOT as their final year undergrad project and they have already been working on it for over a semester now. Changing the project at this point will be a big problem. Our univ can buy another Sun SPOT if necessary. Any idea how long it will take to deliver once we place an order?

Regards,
Sandip Dev

sandip.dev@sun.com | dev.sandip@gmail.com

Posted by Sandip Dev on January 21, 2010 at 10:39 PM EST #

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