Autonomous Vehicle

EECS Design course project

Cornerstone EECS Design and Implementation

In this class project, we embarked on the exciting challenge of building a tracking car for the midterm, and later leveraging it to address a real-life issue for the final presentation. The car’s hardware was based on Arduino, and the course TAs provided the car frame. With the use of laser cutting techniques, hardware circuiting, and soldering, we successfully constructed our vehicle within a tight timeframe of 4 weeks. Rigorous motor fine-tuning and structural lightening, coupled with algorithm optimization, enabled our team to achieve both the fastest speed and the highest score, earning us the prestigious first place in the midterm competition.

Our car try to extinguish fire

After extinguishing fire

During the final presentation, we unveiled our creation: the “High Temperature Sensing Semi-Automatic Fire Alarm Fire Extinguisher.” The inspiration for this project arose from news coverage on old wooden constructions in Taipei city, which posed significant fire hazards and led to tragic losses of life and property. Our proposed solution involved a cluster of small cars equipped with heat and fire detection capabilities. These smart cars not only alerted nearby individuals in case of fire but also had the capacity to provide preliminary fire extinguishing effects.

The control panel that user see

Our final result was beautifully captured in a comprehensive presentation and an informative YouTube video, showcasing the practicality and effectiveness of our project. Throughout this endeavor, I acquired valuable knowledge in Arduino and hardware fundamentals, as well as planning algorithms. The experience ignited my passion for creating and motivated me to pursue more ambitious projects in the future.