I'm trying to create a blimp with ~50" envelope that can follow a moving target (a person) in a large open area with presumedly standing air conditions.
going to plan this around the arduino board
Initial worries are:
-the velocity of the target (this can be controlled to some degree, ie: area has distractions)
-lag time of blimp will play a big part. Am thinking of integrating a buffer zone around target.
-tracking system. I'd like to use active RFID (who knows
) or could resort to ultrasonic. The ultrasonic/infrared combo looks real nice. Would like to stay away from just infrared for main tracking (this is still very rough). Probably use infrared or ultrasonic detectors for structural coordination.
this blimp is supposed to be in a gallery or some other area with the intent of following one random viewer. A more complex model would pick the target using some form of video analysis. This is out of my scope right now.
Ideally I would have the canopy resemble a cctv camera box. This piece is designed to play up the invasion of privacy of technology.
still needs lot of work