2007 IEEE Region V
  • Line following
  • Grab and sort cans based on color
  • Customized electronics board
DescriptionPrincipal Data

Sorts colored cans with a camera (CmuCam2) in a circle pattern using compass encoder navigation. Whiny 1.1 drives with two motors in tank steering configuration with two ball casters.
length 3in
height 10in
width 5in
mass 3lbs
speed 2mph


Processor Freescale 68S12DP256 AKA - "DP" of the "S12" series

Sensors Parallax Compass
Integrated Encoders - (IE2) Faulhaber 2224
Sonars - SRF04
Line Sensors - Hamamatsu P5587

Software C programming for the microcontroller (Metroworks)
Communication using Maxstream 232 serial modem

Power 12V Battery

Drive Type Two Faulhaber 2224 6V motors
Two Ball Casters

Body Custom 3D rapid prototyped Claw


Matt Wanninger Kevin Baker Chirag Gupta Benton Green
Faizan Kazi
Christina Lam Andy Lynch Richard McClellan Shaon Barman