WheelChair/Howard Community College/fall2012/p1-503-tos
Problem Statement[edit | edit source]
Making an electric wheel chair autonomous by using ardiunos to function it.
Team Members[edit | edit source]
Summary[edit | edit source]
Our work is based on making the wheel chair function autonomously. The wheel chair will be run by the arduinos. We will program the arduinos to control the wheelchair's movements. We downloaded the blink program example to the arduino. By using the program we downloaded the program to the arduino with the command to blink on and off. The youtube link showed a wheel chair that is controlled by the aruino: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88oaO4ipiYk
Poster[edit | edit source]
Story[edit | edit source]
We decided to make it function with arduinos. For our project we are looking for information,
we have on programming the ardiunos. We picked up the wheelchair and brought
it in the classroom.
We reversed engineered the controller.
We connected the arduino to the bread board to be able to connect it to the wheel chair. With the wheelchair sensor, we connected the wire that
would help it operate on its own. We found the code for the wheelchairs movement that could make it function autonomously left, right, straight , forward and backward. We successfully made
the wheelchair sensor's LED blink with the arduino. We connecting the red wire that is on the sensor with the
power source of the arduino. To fully be successful, we focused more on the
Decision List[edit | edit source]
Material List[edit | edit source]
2. The wheelchair sensor
5. Arduino power supply
Software List[edit | edit source]
The different codes on the arduino are used in the jazzy wheelchairs to make it work autonomously. http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php?topic=88946.msg671116#msg671116
Time[edit | edit source]
Tutorials[edit | edit source]
The wheelchair samples of autonomous wheelchairs.
Arduino and Motors/Arduino Introduction
Next Steps[edit | edit source]
We successfully found information about each part of the wheelchair. We focused on each detail of the wheelchair to learn the influence of each part. We also made the sensor work successfully with the aduidno by making the sensor light up. To improve this project the best way is to focus more on programming the arduino to make the wheelchair function autonomously. The motors should also constantly be checked to see if they are still functioning. Find a way to reattach the wire that controls the forward motion. Recharge or replace both batteries.