NCUR Research Project
"Stereo Vision for Microcontrolers"  The original paper can be seen HERE


This project was originally intended as a class project for my DSP course at Eastern Washington University. The idea was to do some of the proof-of-concept groundwork for my capstone project (a ARM based stand-alone version) and get some credit in the process. By the time it was done however my professor suggested that we submit our paper to the National Convention on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) to present at their convention. We recently learned that our project was nominated to be offered as an oral presentation at the convention this March 2011.

The basic concept behind this project was to find methods of
processing stereo images in such a way that the computations could be easily processed with a microcontroler while at the same time maintaining a useful frame rate. Much research has already been done in the area of improving the accuracy of the processed image but not much has been done to increase processing speed. For more information on how I did this you can read the full copy of my paper HERE
















The Presentation March 31, 2011















Hard at work
















My teammate Chris Lewis doing his thing
















The Cornell ROV (pretty cool stuff)

















Believe it or not this is an actual satellite, one group at the convention was 
using one of these to measure earth's magnetic field. Another group was 
using one with a vision processing algorithm to use the earth, sun, and moon's
relative position and size to approximate position in space. 

















And I thought the MSP430 watch kit was cool. These guys were using 
one with a small solar cell to make sustainable "Cyborg" moths! Talk
about low power

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Cornell has the coolest library, this whole 2 story structure was all pipe and clamps.

















One impressive mechanical calculator. (on display at Cornell)
 
 
Muskrat Micros - Embedded Solutions for the Masses