My lastest amazing project is the construction of a high-speed robotic car that will search for food.
Utilizing a single-board computer, this device will navigate through the rooms and halls of any building, searching for lunch while mapping its explorations.
My problem: interfacing the car's motors and sensors with the computer. In short, I need 4 digital outputs and 3 analog inputs to a linux machine running the 2.4 kernel. The computer has a serial and a USB port.
Any input on how to provide this interface would be appreciated, I have been banging my head against Google for some time now.
Apparently South Bend (where Notre Dame is located, and about 40 miles from my home) is to be the site of major expansion by British Petroleum.
This article which I found via news.google promises good things for the local economy.
Food will be cheaper!
One of my most excellent professor's here at Notre Dame is something of a showman. Not only does he teach us the fundamental's of operating systems (see our reading list here but he also is highly quotable.
So far this semester:
"That is a prophylactic argument for computer technology."
"It's easy to build a system in which you have free love."
"For the remainder of the semester, you are in charge of my big B's and my little b's."
"A technical paper is not a murder mystery. You shouldn't have to read it all the way to the end to find out that professor Plum did it in the hall with the pipe."
(Remember many people here smoke a variety of things.)
"If you spend some quality time snuggling up with the Intel processor..."
"The kernel has a way of blessing the device drivers." *makes the sign of the cross, absolving the class*
Yes, I am truly blessed despite having no fuzzy studies classes.