I've always had far more ambition than I've had time, so I'm putting down a list of stuff that I'd LIKE to do, and if anyone's seen any other links on the internet:
- R/C Core: Create a basic single board reciever and controller pair based on the Nordic chipset and able to driveat least 4 servos (currently planning 8 ), a brushed motor controller of moderate power, and several digital I/O for random doodads. I'll probably substitute a Aerocomm 1W 900Mhz module later for the Nordic/Laipac board of the prototype.
R/C Net: Same as above, but also implementing a CAN based network. Useful for adding brushless controllers, guidance systems, or anything that just doesn't work as a normal RC system.
Camera Commander: A unit that accepts NTSC video and can at least track, if not ID various points of interest and track. The CMUCam is very similar to what I'd like to do, but I'd like to use an NTSC capture/pass through and have access to the software. Hopefully I can do this on something less than a PC/104 or Analog DSP. A dsPIC would be ok, though.
SensorNet: As much as I'd like to go with Nordic, this will be Zigbee based, basically motion and vibration sensitive nodes that can be dropped about. I'd prefer to retrieve them and reuse them if I can. Decent idea for search and rescue or surveilance.
I know I can find code for the IMU on Sourceforge. I mostly find masters and doctoral theses on the camera capture stuff. The R/C core is just one of my more achievable projects. Same with sensornet. As much as I'd like the nodes to be able to figure out where they are, it's just not feasible using low cost COTS hardware. Anyone have any good place to point my towards for the camera capture stuff especially?