Homecoming car

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History

The Homecoming Car, a.k.a. the Buzzmobile, was a joint effort between The Agency and RoboJackets. Commissioned and sponsored by the CoC's Office of Outreach, Enrollment, and Community, was an autonomous parade float modeled after the Ramblin' Wreck for Georgia Tech's Wreck Parade homecoming event.

The Homecoming Car was decommissioned in the spring of 2018 in a joint decision among RoboJackets, The Agency, and the OEC, citing ongoing difficulties with storage space constraints and accessibility.

Hardware

The Homecoming Car is a nearly full sized replica of the Wreck. It has a body made of plywood supported by a steel frame. Many of the components on the car overlap with components found on a standard FRC robot. The car has a 6-CIM chain drive train. The CIM motors are controlled by Victor motor controllers from Cross the Road Electronics. The victors receive their messages from an on board Arduino Uno. The Arduino also talks to the pneumatic break on the car.

Software

The code powering the Homecoming Car can be found on Github. This is also where documentation on operating the car can be found.

The majority of the code running the robot is written with Python and ROS, although there are some nodes written in C++.