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WIRELESS GLOVE COMMANDER

HANDS OF THE FUTURE

Proposal by: Kevin Changela Girish Mulye Hamza Rampurawala

BENEFITS TO THE CUSTOMER: • Entertainment purposes . The motion of vehicle (i. the glove should also be capable of controlling a camera and a mechanical arm. In order to decode these sensor outputs. In addition to controlling the vehicle.e. • Block 3 contains the digital circuitry necessary to decode the sensor outputs. speed and direction) will be based on simple hand gestures that are interpreted by sensors strategically imbedded on the glove. the tilt sensor (for detection pitch and roll) and the flex sensor (to sense opening/closing of hand).capable of exploring areas not physically accessible by humans PRODUCT FEATURES: • Vehicle motion based on hand movements • Wireless control of vehicle • Wireless control of mounted camera also based on hand movements • Live video feedback from mounted camera • Wireless control of a mechanical arm used to perform simple tasks • Vehicle capable of traveling at multiple speeds DESIGN The Block Diagram of the WGC is included at the end: labeled as Figure 1 GLOVE: • Block 1 contains glove power supply used to power the sensors. However. The prospect of working on this project excites us a great deal. we aim to make a relatively cost effective device that can be integrated into everyday life. current technologies have a considerable shortcoming: a hefty price tag. from robotic control to data manipulation. Two different sensor types will be used to identify the hand gestures.hours of endless fun by playing with an RC vehicle using a futuristic method of control • Military applications . we will get the opportunity to work with novel. Prices for devices analogous to the WGC start at just under a thousand. • Block 2 contains all the sensors placed strategically on the glove. and specifically relying on simple human gestures to control devices used in our daily lives. This . digital circuitry. and transmitter. We all have an interest in improving wireless technology.ability to infiltrate hostile areas without endangering human lives • Exploration . In the course of designing a product superior to ones currently available.INTRODUCTION The Wire Glove Commander (hereafter WGC) has far reaching implications in a range of fields. The goal of the WGC will be to use digital communication and sensor placement to wirelessly control a model vehicle. cutting edge technology. both attached to the vehicle. Thus. digital circuitry will be used.

needed to pan the camera transmit live video feedback. • Block 9 contains the camera. Sensors will output digital 1's and 0's and the circuitry will decode them. Graphing the voltage readings versus the angle or finger position we can determine the threshold of each sensor. Sensor testing will be further discussed below. PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS: In order for the WGC to work correctly and effectively it requires a long transmitting range. By using a voltmeter we will read the voltage outputs of these sensors and determine for which positions the sensors are active.) VERIFICATION TESTING PROCEDURES: There are several critical components of our design that need to be tested for various parameters.the majority of the implemented circuitry will be digital with the exception of speed control. And finally. durable. VEHICLE: • Block 5 contains the digital receiver that will accept the bits sent by the transmitter and output them to a local digital circuit. • Block 7 contains all the mechanical equipment used to control the motion of the car (i. and a video transmitter.e. motors. The range of the transmitter and receiver needs to be tested along with a system for error detection. the lag time associated with translating hand movements into the corresponding vehicle actions must be minimized in order for proper control of the vehicle to be achieved (we aim for a maximum response time of 100ms). The vehicle itself must be small enough to complete the objective and durable. Block 4 contains the digital transmitter that will send 4 bits of data to the receiver. resistors. and not hypersensitive. speed control. • Block 8 contains the mechanical arm and all equipment necessary to make it move. ideally. the glove must be lightweight (1 LB maximum). etc. and servos). ergonomic considerations must be taken into effect. By continually . • Block 6 contains the second digital circuit that will decode the output of the receiver and allow for the proper action to take place. Circuitry . servos. etc) while speed control and sensor implementation is accomplished using other components (capacitors. a transmitting range of 300 ft is suitable.• circuit will output 4 bits of logic that will be sent via transmitter to the car. The voltage output of the different sensors needs to be determined for varying angle and finger positions. Additionally. • Block 10 contains the power supply needed to power all electronics on the car OTHER: • Block 11 contains a screen and a receiver used to view the feedback from the camera. The transmitter and receiver will be built on a PC board mainly with logic ICs (decoders and other state devices.

We would like their DAs to be less than and greater than 22.e. Thus logically. Our sensors must perform between a set range of relatively stringent parameters in order to properly translate real world movements into vehicle commands.5 * 120 = $30. and mechanical arm. In order to test the mechanical portion of our design. camera positions. Thus if the sensors of the WGC can be accurate within 20%. How far the hand has rotated or pitched forward). this is the point we are most concerned with when designing the WGC. we will see if the correct voltage inputs give the desired responses. the WGC will utilize 'tilt sensors. we seek to have an error tolerance of +/20%.outputting a given digital signal. we shall set the minimum DA for the second sensor to be 26. accordingly. and a '0' otherwise.000 Total: 3 * 30. If the WGC is to properly interpret the user commands into a digital signal. To detect pitch and roll. The implementation of the WGC exploits this fact by using an array of sensors with different DAs to detect the intensity of the user input (i. TOLERANCE ANALYSIS: At the crux of our project lies the motion-detecting sensors. we can determine at what distance the receiver fails to acknowledge the signal. respectively. We will need to test the voltage output of the receiver to determine at what threshold and what distance the receiver no longer operates satisfactorily.): 120 hours per person • Total cost of labor per person: 100 * 2.5. ranging from 2 to 35. the closest to DAs should be 15 and 30 (2 and 15 are closer but much further apart percentage wise). an accurate representation of real world movements can be portrayed to the digital circuitry and mechanical workings of the vehicle.' Tilt sensors will conduct a digital '1' when they are tilted past the differential angle (DA). The logical components of our design will need to be tested as well as all the motor functions. the tilt sensors must conduct at an angle that is relatively close to the DA.000 = $90. For the digital logic we will simply test whether the correct output is given for various inputs. measured with respect to the horizontal axis.00 Parts: • Glove: $10 • Sensors: $25 • Power Supplies (batteries and case): $10 .000. the nexus between user and vehicle. In our implementation. Sensors with a variety of preset DAs are available. COST AND SCHEDULE COST ANALYSIS: Labor: • Dream Salary for all team members: $100 per hour for each team member • Expected amount of time for completion of project (in total hours. For errors' sake. By graphing voltage versus distance an acceptable ratio can be obtained.

map out glove placement (Girish) Begin design of digital circuitry (logic) (Hamza) Plot out state diagrams (Kevin) Begin construction of communication circuitry (Kevin and Hamza) Finish digital circuitry (logic) (Hamza) Embed sensors in glove.• • • • • • Vehicle: $60 Camera: $200 Video screen: $100 Mechanical arm: $30 Servos: $50 Transmitter/Receiver parts: $20 Total: $505.00 SCHEDULE: Dates 9/19-9/25 9/26-10/2 10/3-10/9 10/10-10/16 10/17-10/23 10/24-10/30 10/31-11/6 11/7-11/13 11/14-11/22 11/23-12/1 12/2-12/8 Objective Place orders for all necessary parts (All) Begin preparation for design review (All) Finish preparation for design review (9/30) (All) Perform tolerance test of sensors.505. test camera motion and live video feedback (Kevin) Begin construction/testing of robotic arm (Girish) Attach arm to vehicle with servos (All) Begin full system integration (All) Prepare for mock up demo (All) Completion of system integration (All) Mock up demo (11/4) Final testing and debugging of all systems (All) Final testing and debugging of all systems (All) Thanksgiving Break Work on presentation. final paper (All) Presentation week . begin testing of glove and logic (Girish) Interface glove and transmitter (All) Integrate receiver into vehicle (construct circuitry to decode receiver) (All) Test transmitter/receiver communications (Kevin) Construct speed control (Hamza) Mount camera with servos.00 GRAND TOTAL = $90.

Receiver Block Diagram ZigBee RX Line Driver RS232 (MAX 232) AT89S52 MCU DC Speed Control L293D Motor-1 Motore-2 11.0592MHz Crystal Oscillator Power – On Reset To all sections Rechargeable Battery .

Transmitter Block Diagram 3-axis acceleration sensor ZigBee TX X-axis Controlling ADXL 202 Y-axis switching A D C 0808 AT89S52 MCU Line Driver RS232 Force Sensor 11.0592MHz Crystal Oscillator Power – On Reset .