[uCsimm] Senior design project

From: Linux (linux@black9.com)
Date: Wed Aug 30 2000 - 00:31:44 EDT

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Hey, you don't have pictures or documents on this do you? It sounds
very cool, to say the least.

Shawn Wilton - Owner
Black9 Systems and Networks


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-ucsimm@uClinux.com [mailto:owner-ucsimm@uClinux.com]On
> Behalf Of Geoffrey Wossum
> Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2000 2:19 PM
> To: ucsimm@uClinux.com
> Subject: Re: [uCsimm] To: ucsimm@geekcreek.net
> Wayne,
> > Came across your site on the net and am interested in using this
> > technology for my senior computer engineering project. Any
> > suggestions? Many Thanks
> We used the uCsimm as part of our senior design project.
> We used the uCsimm as a main controller for a robot development
> kit. We used an I2C multimaster "network" to allow the
> coordination of distributed microcontrollers. It was essentially
> Lego Mindstorms on steroids.
> A variety of microcontrollers (mainly PIC16F877's) acted as digital
> I/O, A/D converters, and motor controllers, along with some
> specialized peripherals such as proximity sensors, temperature
> sensors, light sensors, two-motor driver unit, etc. A main control
> unit then ran programs that were written by users in C, using an
> API we had created. The controller coordinated the
> microcontrollers on the I2C network to perform whatever task the
> user had programmed.
> Nothing about the project actually relied on the uCsimm. We
> created a PC interface board that allowed any PC to act as the
> system controller. But we also created a compact, self-contained
> system based on a uCsimm that could be used as the main controller.
> It was an impressive project, and we won best senior design
> project. But it was also considerably more involved and more time
> intensive than most people's senior projects. The system was
> actually capable of
> implementing everyone else's project!
> ---
> Geoffrey Wossum
> gwossum@acm.org
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