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School project

 

first off all, sorry for my bad english!

for school i have to make a project:

i have to make a trolley that automatic follows me and where you can put a rectangular container of beer.

It has to go far (10km) with one battery life!

i was wondering where i can find some materials and especially what kind. And i'm also not that good of a programmar.

I hope you can help me!

 

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Do you want help in English or in French ?

 

Sure, you are in Belgium, your school project involve Beer, LOL

 

I would like help in English my french is even wors ;p

to be completely honest with you, i don't like this project, we only learned to pragram in visual basic, and 2 lessons microcontroller so i have nooo idea how i should program that kind of thing. In electric en mechanics therms i do have a idea but how to program it i really don't even know how to start... 

 

My suggestion is to start by, what I call "the physicals"

- What is the physicals of the load ?  weight, size

- What type of terrain it is ?  grass, road, dirt, rocks, up or down, distance

- What environmental it is ? potential obstacles, night, day, sunny, rainy ...

- What features I can use ? Autonomous, remote control, wireless or not, recording (date or video/audio) the progression

 

After that, you can thinking about "the mechanics" related with each physicals, in example :

My terrain is in forrest, the ground is leafs and wet dirt, the potemtials obstacles are dead branch and trees, grass, ...

My traction system can be tracks because is more stable on harsh terrain, less surface pressure on wet ground and can climp or bend some small obstacles, ...

 

Then you can "engeeniring"

What energy I will use for dynamic ? electrical, thermal, hydraulical, ...

where stock the energy ?

my energy choose my engine

my engine choose my energy stock size

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it has to automatich follow you, and the hardest terrain are some cobbles and smal thresholds...

and the load is about 12 kg... 

sombody who want to help me trough skype or something like that?