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Encoder Project Introduction

Our project involved adding an encoder component to the MAE 148 Autonomous Vehicle we previously built. The motivation for this project was to have access to data concerning the speed and distance travelled in order to improve speed control.

The original configuration controlled the speed of the car by controlling the voltage from the battery to the motor. This voltage was based on data from user inputs(explain in step 1). The encoder allowed the voltage to be based on data concerning the actual current speed.

Team Members

Selina Wade

Torin Halsted

Sepehr Foroughi

Hoang Thai


Step One: Build the Autonomous Vehicle

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Step Two: Mount the Encoder

Step Three: Ardiuno Communication

Step Four: Raspberry Pi Communication

Step Five: Testing