28 Jul

Last week, the engineering effort was focused on setting up the hardware and building the blimp and any other required electronic components. Initially, we couldn't set it up using the balloon that we bought from Amazon, so we had to reuse the blimp that was used in the previous tournament. Due to t...

19 Jul

Building upon the work that was done last week, the goal this week was to include some sort of motion actuation to demonstrate that a vehicle can track a specific blob of a specific color using the OpenMV camera. However, due to setback in the goal of making a blimp, we decided to proceed with a sma...

12 Jul

First, the camera detected all the blobs of within the camera frame. The color along with its horizontal and vertical position are encoded into a 7-character string, which is then sent to the feather board using the i2c protocol. the feather board iterates through list of string. If the color code m...

07 Jul

In order to automate the blimp, we need to consider the problems that we need to solve. By doing research in the behavior of previous manually-controlled blimps and understanding the challenges that the blimp might face to achieve its goal of collecting the green balloons, a function block diagram w...

28 Jun

The general idea of the blimp autonomy is that the controller that we are using for the blimp will receive multiple inputs which will determine how the blimp is going to move. On a high level, the camera detect the objects like the green balloon, opponent's blimp, and the goal post. That, along with...

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