F A J A

AUTONOMOUS & INTELLIGENT GATLING

An autonomous & intelligent gatling that aim and track identified target in his environment.


Context


I was thinking of this project since 2012, I was inspired by FPS videos games. I wanted to make it real, a autonomous turret that could defend a camp, a place or other environments. FAJA would allow the soldier to rest and to be safe. Moreover, FAJA would have a better precision and efficiency.

Description


I had only 5 months with a friend to realize this project. We had to design the whole mechanical aspect, that didn't let us a lot of time for the software side. The first version of FAJA is currently capable of following a target of color and a manual control with a joystick and live video stream.

Time line

  • September - October : Designing
  • November : Conception & calculations
  • December : Ordering components
  • January : Building
  • February : Assembling & Programming
  • March : Programming, tests & certifications


TECHNICAL SPECS


HARDWARE
Onboard computerRaspberry PI 2
Weapon likeNerf n-strike Rhino-Fire
MotorsHITEC HS-8335SH
CameraLogitech
OthersUSB Wifi stick
Joystick controller
Laser
Emergency button
SOFTWARE
LanguageC++
LibrariesOpenCV 3.0
WiringPi
SDL