Research Projects

Admission Query

Pi-Pod

Objective: The purpose of developing the project is photography from angles that a human may find difficult to reach. The low height is an advantage for capturing low level shots. It is ideal for hyper lapse and time lapse. Its ability to detect obstacles ensures that it doesn’t collide with anything in its path.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Raspberry pi 3 model b
  • Car chassis Components
  • L298N Step Motor Driver Controller
  • Sonar Distance Module
  • 4o pin Breadboard Jumper Wires
  • Raspberry Pi Camera Module
  • Wireless USB Keyboard
  • Power Supply
  • Pan and Tilt Servo
  • Breadboard
  • LED
  • SD Card
Software Requirements:
  • Raspbian OS
  • Python 2.7 (& libraries)
  • VLC plugin
  • Web Browser

Abstract: The project “Pi-Pod” is an IOT powered car. It is a four wheel drive, thus, an all-terrain vehicle. It can enter places where humans can’t reach, or find it difficult to. Since, the purpose of the bot is to click photos; entry to such places will help in getting better shots. Since the camera is capable of rotating by 180 degrees horizontally and vertically, one can easily get better shots and videos. And because of its low height, it will also be able to capture low level portraits and landscapes easily. The bot can detect obstacles and stop, and thus, does not collide with any object in front of it. Since it can measure distance and has a camera, it can be upgraded to be deployed in other fields as well.