The EYCar is an autonomous car that navigates by a rotating laserbeam.
|Erik Thiele (person to turn to)
||erikyyy at erikyyy dot de
It is just too much work for me to translate all of the text, so I just translated this one for you:
The following items are in german. But the "History of development" is filled with lots of pictures
showing the development progress.
I am really very sad about the fact, that everything important is in german. But as I still want you to
know the most important things about the EYCar, I summarized something:
- The EYCar is running on Linux 2.0.30, AX25 Kernel patches, CB radio modem, 386DX40 AMD, RT-Linux
- The EYCar is worth only 2000 Deutschmarks. (I won't sell it)
- You place some reflectors in an area. You enter their position into the EYCar control program.
Now the EYCar can navigate in the area. It always knows, where it is, by rotating a laserbeam and
measuring the angle between the reflectors (the rest is mathematics). You sit in front of a normal
computer, click to the position of destination, and the position will be told the EYCar by radio modems.
The EYCar will now move to the position and will then tell the computer you are sitting in front of, that
he reached it.
- The whole thing is really explained in detail on my webpages, but you need to
understand german language.
- I wanted to show, what great things you can already do with linux, and I have proven them to work.
- There has been a demonstration of the robot. Even while I was talking to the crowds, the EYCar worked
reasonable and fullfilled its commands :)
- linux never hung, even in this extreme environment of development.