Friday, July 6, 2012, 11:59 PM Posted by Administrator
Co-Design is a Bachelor course given by the Pervasive Systems group. In this course hardware and software codesign is a central theme. During this course, students pick an assignment in which they could display their skills and knowledge about programming hardware, using sensors and working with distributed systems.
This year, two students designed a localization algorithm. Four students developed a program which could measure the distance walked while carrying an Arduino with an accelerometer. A group of students wrote software to make toy-cars balance a seesaw using multiple Arduino's and accelerometers. Students also made software which could make the cars drive in a constant speed on various surfaces, using inventive solutions like using a motor as a dynamo to measure the speed, or using a light and a light sensor attached to one of the wheels of the car. Two students worked on two spider robots, where one spider should follow the other spider.
This year's demonstration was a big success. All students demonstrated and explained their project, resulting in a very interesting afternoon.