P19393: IDE Cup Car Platform


Project Summary Project Information

The main aim of this project is create a new platform to build and assemble a remote car that can autonomously navigate a track. The NXP car is used as a reference to develop a working car model so that students in the Interface Digital Electronics (IDE) can learn how to interface and program a small car to autonomously navigate .For an updated project description, click on the following link for the Project Readiness Package.

The primary input for the control algorithm is a camera that will be mounted on the chassis which can cover the entire width of the track at once. The track is two foot wide polymer with a one inch black stripe on each side of the track. The redesigned car should be easy to assemble, withstand minor crashes and cost effective at the same time. The target budget is $300 (or less) and should not exceed $400.

The expected deliverables are working car model, detailed drawings, documentation of test results followed by a technical paper and a poster.

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Project Name
IDE Racing Car Platform
Project Number
Team Name
Crash N' Learn
Project Family
Educational Device
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Faculty Guide
Alexander Loui, acleec@rit.edu
Primary Customer
Louis J. Beato, ljbeec@rit.edu
Sponsor (financial support)
RIT CE Department
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Team Members

Team Crash N' Learn

Team Crash N' Learn

Member Major Role Contact
Camryn Vankerkhove ISE Project Manager cjv9092@rit.edu
Jack Case CE Lead Engineer jac5258@rit.edu
David Routier CE & EE Lead Engineer mdr9620@rit.edu
Safwan Abdulla ME Test and Validation Engineer sxa1753@rit.edu
Brian Strempel ME Lead Chassis Engineer bjs4225@rit.edu
Fatma Elsheimy EE Lead Electrical Engineer fae5461@rit.edu

Work Breakdown: By Phase


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Gate Reviews

Problem Definition

Systems Design

Preliminary Detailed Design

Detailed Design

Build & Test Prep

Subsystem Build & Test

Integrated System Build & Test

Customer Handoff & Final Project Documentation (Verification & Validation)

Work Breakdown: By Topic

Project Management Design Tools Design Documentation Implementation Validation Presentation & Dissemination

Project Readiness Package

Customer Requirements

Engineering Requirements

Project Schedule (MSD I)

Project Schedule (MSD II)

Project Budget

Risk Assessment

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Use Case 2

House of Quality

Functional Decomposition

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Bill of Materials

Mechanical Drawings

PCB Schematic



Test Plans & Results

Electrical Assembly Documentation

Mechanical Assembly Documentation

Technical Paper


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