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dc.contributor.authorKane, Steven
dc.contributor.authorScott, Jonathan B.
dc.coverage.spatialConference held at Dunedin, New Zealanden_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-10T23:39:48Z
dc.date.available2011-01-10T23:39:48Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationKane, S. & Scott, J. (2009). The slot car stig: Performance and consistency of a slot car driven by a heuristic algorithm in an embedded microcontroller. The 16th Electronics New Zealand Conference. Dunedin, New Zealand; 18-20 November 2009. p.1-4.en_NZ
dc.identifier.isbn978-0-473-16099-9
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/4911
dc.description.abstractWe present theory and measured performance of an autonomous slot car driven by a heuristic algorithm on a typical track. The hardware consists of a PIC 8-bit single-chip microcontroller with various sensors driving a standard permanent-magnet (PM) brushed dc (BDC) motor in a mechanically-standard Scalextric platform. We present some interesting results concerning the relative difficulty of apparently-balanced lanes on a track. The car achieves optimum lap times with high consistency. Measured performance agrees with theoretical expectation. The consistency of performance allows the impact of experimental changes to be reliably assessed.en_NZ
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherElectronics Research, Department of Physics, University of Otagoen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://enzcon.org.nz/Past_Proceedings/Proceedings_2009.pdfen_NZ
dc.rights© 2009 The author.en_NZ
dc.sourceThe 16th Electronics New Zealand Conferenceen_NZ
dc.subjectelectronicsen_NZ
dc.titleThe slot car stig: Performance and consistency of a slot car driven by a heuristic algorithm in an embedded microcontrolleren_NZ
dc.typeConference Contributionen_NZ
pubs.elements-id19123
pubs.finish-date2009-11-20en_NZ
pubs.start-date2009-11-18en_NZ


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