Let me start with my first post with thanking everyone on this site for their valuable info and enthusiasm
For a systems engineering unit we have been given the task of creating a flying robot that is capable of detecting letters on a structure (wall) and providing an aural alert once any letters have been detected. Being through the prelimanary design phase we have gone with none other than the aeroquad platform!
The configuration is as follows,
- Arduino Duemilanove
- IXZ500 + IMU 5DOF
- 2 x Xbee Pro
-Turnigy 2217 20turn 860kv 22A Outrunner
Turnigy 4000mAh 3S 30C Lipo
-TR_P25A/2163 TURNIGY Plush 25amp Speed Controller
Actual waypoint navigation will be done using a VICON system almost identical to that of the famous aggressive manouver quadrotor video floating around this and other websites.
We are looking at using a camera similar to this for our Imaging system.
We are doing the OCR via MATLAB if anyone else is interested.
Will keep updating our progress as we go.
Any comments or questions happy to hear them,