Lightning McQueen was created by Group 21 for UCT's 3rd year Mechatronics Design course. Her goal was to safely navigate a line marked out on the laboratory floor and come to a stop 10cm from a board placed at the finish line - as fast as possible. I'm very proud to say that she was the winning vehicle!
The guts of the design are a set of infrared sensors interfaced to an STM32F0 micro-controller, with logic written in C (Check out the code here). Here are some photos of the finished product and the build process.
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Group 21 celebrating our win. From left: Kabir, me, Max and Ameen.
A video of Lightning McQueen navigating the course. The cable max is holding is delivering power - batteries were only used for the final runs.