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bacon1989
bacon1989 • Aug 13, 2010

Bought stuff, need to piece together a degree project

Hello everyone. My last year is coming up and I need some ideas on an innovative degree project. I decided to buy a UC3B0256 on a development board with a JTAG to get a taste of what I could do with that, and i'm still trying to get a grasp. I also bought another UC3B0256 chip, an accelerometer, a wireless transciever, a motion detector etc. Basically anything that was relatively cheap that I could tinker with.

The UC3B line of uCs also has a DSP instruction set, i don't know if it's limited in any way, but this could open up some more ideas. What I was hoping to do was to buy a second wireless transceiver and have the first uC bridge the gap between a computer and the second development uC. This would allow me to perform some sort of wireless interaction between the first board and a computer. But from there, what sort of useful function could I have the development board do?

Another idea was to have the two boards connected by SPI, and develop some sort of robot which makes use of them in some interesting way.

I'll provide some datasheets and what not if anyone is interested in helping me with more ideas.

Thanks
Nice! 60 MHz, 32 bit RISC and with 20 bit PWMs! *drools*

What are the dimensions of the development board? A robot with image processing functionality would be a good start. You may to invest in more powerful sensors if you want to take advantage of the chip's full capabilities though. In addition, since this chip has an embedded USB host controller, you can connect a myriad of USB devices to it!
Harshad Italiya
Harshad Italiya • Aug 15, 2010
Wow Looking forward to see some more updates!

and all the best for your project.
bacon1989
bacon1989 • Aug 16, 2010
ash
Nice! 60 MHz, 32 bit RISC and with 20 bit PWMs! *drools*

What are the dimensions of the development board? A robot with image processing functionality would be a good start. You may to invest in more powerful sensors if you want to take advantage of the chip's full capabilities though. In addition, since this chip has an embedded USB host controller, you can connect a myriad of USB devices to it!
Hello ash,

The development board I was able to get my hands on was the EVK1101
I can't seem to get my hands on the dimensions, none of the datasheets seem to offer any.

As for the sensors, I invested specifically in:
Board Mount Accelerometers 1.5G XYZ QFN 16 LDS
RF Modules & Development Tools 915 MHz RF MODULE Modu152kbit/s
Optical Sensor Development Tools PING))) DISTANCE SENSOR ULTRASONIC

I was thinking about mounting the accelerometer and my spare uc3b0256 onto schmartboards for QFP and QFN and then working from there. A robot seems feasible, but i'm hoping to keep a tight budget. If you could recommend some cheap internet outlets for motors and the like, that would be great!

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