Aftermarket Parking Assist Project?

ercoerco Posts: 19,228
edited March 8 in Robotics Vote Up0Vote Down
@Ken_Gracey: Here's a great project for BlocklyProp: make an aftermarket parking assist package. The Mercedes B-class uses several ultrasonic sensors (how about a LaserPING???!!!) to measure a space and navigate. I see a Feedback 360 servo & gearbox to steer, plus wheel encoders and some extra actuators for gearshift, brake & gas. Put those newly-trained teachers to work!

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  • Good grief.

    Isn't it easier to just, you know, park the car?

  • Well, Mr. Hotwheels, how about instead a miniature version using modified R/C cars. That would comport with the LaserPing's 200 cm (~6.5 feet), which is way not far enough for real-world parallel parking. The average car is about 6.5 feet wide, and you'd want to resolve to maybe double that to make sure you see about 10 feet to the curb (and a little beyond).
  • ercoerco Posts: 19,228
    Heater. wrote: »
    Good grief. Isn't it easier to just, you know, park the car?


    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • I do see cost issues to mount all the actuators. A decent CAN bus sniffer/injector would be a nice project. Most cars already have tons of sensors connected via CAN and other buses.
    Heater. wrote: »
    Good grief.

    Isn't it easier to just, you know, park the car?

    "Like parking my car by myself? Backwards??"

    Enjoy!

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