Advanced Evolution of Design

Design (Last Tested February 21st, 2018)










This updated design features a rectangular base with trapezoidal wings on the front side laid flat. An L-shaped arm protrudes vertically from the base, holding the two wheels as well as the reflectance sensors. Below the base in the secured battery, and the audrino board is placed on the top of the base in front of the L-shaped arm. A T-shaped board is placed perpendicularly to the base with a small platform protruding off of it. Attached to the small platform is a motor connected to a 3D printed ball that rests directly above the front wheel.

The advanced vehicle design allowed for multiple more findings relating to the nature and performance of the AEV. It was determined that the vehicle developed an even further balance and stability issue, due to the added T-shaped board and platform on the right side. Second, the use of one motor on the specialized ball above the wheel allowed for more specific movements and power outputs. Third, the flat orientation of the wings allow for more aerodynamic functionality, producing less air resistance. Finally, the arduino board was raised to avoid contact with the metal connectors on the base to avoid the risk of fire and other damages to the vehicle.

Code (Last Updated February 21st, 2018)

% Accelerates both motors from 0% to 25% power in 3 seconds, then switched the power
% directly to 25% for both motors. This level is held for 1 second before both motors are
% switched directly to 20% power. This level is held for 2 seconds and then both motors are
% reversed and set directly to 25% power. This level is held for 2 seconds before both motors
% are braked.


External Links

For designs tested and findings of the alternative propulsion tests, please see the following:

Alternative Propulsion

For designs tested and findings of the motor quantity tests, please see the following:

Motor Quantity