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5 Posts authored by: madhugovindarajan

Are you a student? Here is how you can win up to 1000 USD -

 

1) Show off your cool projects in which you used Simulink by creating a video which explains how you used Simulink.

2) Visit this page and use the appropriate hashtag while uploading your video to YouTube and complete the entry form on it.

 

And as always please share your projects with e14 community and earn the respect of your peers here as well. 

 

For more details and the challenge rules please visit the challenge homepage.

 

PS - reposting from the MATLAB Simulink community.

MathWorks recently ran a hardware challenge, where in users were asked to submit a project in which they programmed hardware boards using MATLAB or Simulink. The grand prize for this challenge was 1000 USD and we received over 60 submissions for this challenge. Here is a link to the announcement page where you can read about the top 3 prize winners and also see their videos.

 

The announcement page also has a link to all the submissions for those who are interested in seeing the rest of the videos. 

At some point in time in our lives we have all created projects outside the scope of work and never got any credit for it. Here is your chance to show off your side projects and/or work projects where you programmed hardware boards like Arduino and Raspberry Pi using MATLAB and/or Simulink.

You could win up to $1000

This challenge is open to everyone over the age of 18 and community gets to vote for their favorite project.

Steps to enter the challenge –

  1. Create an original video and upload it to YouTube with the tag:#MATLABHW2k16 on or before 18 July 2016 (5 p.m. EST)
  2. Complete the entry form by 25 July 2016 (5 p.m. EST)

For more details and the challenge rules please visit the homepage for this challenge.

I recently came across this "Instructable" in which the user ahmedelsayed93 has created a project to detect obstacles in front of an ultrasonic sensor using Arduino Uno board. What is so great about it you ask, the video shows the ultrasonic sensor mounted on top of a servo motor to make a Radar detector and the plot on his screen makes it look like the radar images we see in movies and weather channels .

 

The servo motor is controlled using an Arduino Uno which is communicating the sensor information serially to MATLAB and the data is plotted using MATLAB's built-in visualization functions.

 

 

Feel free to comment/provide suggestions to improve upon this project, I might incorporate them on my new software defined radio project that tracks airplanes.

I recently came across this summer program for high school kids that aims to teach robotics and programming. The course had a few interesting items planned like designing a line following robot, obstacle avoidance robot and a rescue robot. But the students had to one up  their teachers/mentors to show that they are the future and came up with robots that were nothing but phenomenal.

 

Let me introduce you to a robot that can avoid falling off a cliff. This robot uses the accelerometer on the Pololu Zumo bot to understand the slope (downward or upward) and take corrective measures so that it can stay on top of a board.

 

 

The next one is a robot that solved a maze. This robot uses the reflectance sensor to follow lines and what looks like an IR distance measurement sensor to move from start to finish. The interesting aspect was the fact that the robot does not seem to have any memory about the track and still ends up solving the maze. Enjoy the video -

 

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