Microcontroller student projects
Cornell University, , Prof. Bruce Land
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Updated On 02 Feb, 19
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For our project, we wanted to push the video sampling and processing capabilities of the ATmega644 8-bit microcontroller. Using a high-speed analog-to-digital converter as an input device, we were able to sample a reasonably high-resolution grayscale image from a color cameras video output. Using this grayscale image, we are able to track objects and recognize shapes that stood out from the background by a customizable threshold.
We created a game called Human Tetris to show off the systems shape recognition capability. In this game, players must contort their bodies into shapes displayed on screen in a given amount of time. To demonstrate the potential for our device to expand to a larger game library, we also implemented a port of Brick Breaker and another ineractive game called Whack-a-Mole. Brick Breaker shows off the object tracking capability, where players must physically interact with the bouncing ball to keep it on screen and break bricks. Whack-a-Mole requires a player to flail around on the screen to hit all of the moles before they disappear.
Sep 12, 2018
Excellent course helped me understand topic that i couldn't while attendinfg my college.
March 29, 2019
Great course. Thank you very much.