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Second part in the series showing tips and tricks to getting the most of your line scan camera.
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The Fraunhofer Institute of Integrated Circuits in Erlangen (Germany) is the inventor (with Thomson) of the MP3 files most of use today in our smartphone and media players. They are over 20,000 researchers strong and a force in the R&D community in Germany and around the world. The institute will welcome and host the Freescale Cup 2014 EMEA finals on 29-30 April 2014. It is a great chance for the student teams that will be at the event to get a glimpse of engineering R&D at its best and make contact with talented Fraunhofer Institute engineers shaping the world of tomorrow. See the press release at 20130715_Freescale_2014 - Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS
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Students from the University Applied Sciences TDU Deggendorf gave yesterday a demonstration of their Freescale Cup cars. 10 teams had worked during the semester in getting their cars running on their homemade Freescale Cup track based on Tower K60 kits. They ran them with lights on, lights off, in both directions on the track. Solid performance overall. HDU Deggendorf's teams are led by Prof. Gerald Kupris and have enrolled for the 3rd consecutive season into the Freescale Cup EMEA Challenge 2014. They are preparing another set of cars to compete in the upcoming racing season.
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                                                       Robô Explorador      O sistema de investigação feita por robôs através da análise de imagens capturadas está sendo utilizado nas pequenas e grandes empresas. Através da análise de imagens, é possível verificar se um produto está com defeito ou não. Dependendo da imagem, ou até mesmo se a peça estiver em mãos, um operador poderá analisar e qualificar como peça boa, mas através da conversão de uma figura em matriz binária, será possível encontrar um erro. Desta forma o produto final poderá ser adquirido pelo consumidor com mais qualidade e com custo reduzido.      Para sistemas de segurança, é possível analisar um espaço, fotografar o local e saber se existe perigo para o operador, ou até mesmo localizar pessoas em situações de risco de vida.
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En este video puedes consultar paso a paso la descarga e instalación del CodeWarrior 10.4 para microcontroladores. Accede a la liga www.freescale.com/cwmcu10
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Thanks Team Jolt @ UC Berkeley for this awesome first-person perspective of the Freescale Cup car going around the track!
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Congratulations to all the East Coast teams and to UC-Berkeley for the overall fastest car in the USA!  More photos/videos from the event. West vs. East Winner: Jolt - UC-Berekley 17:35 East Coast Teams: First Place: Relativistic Robotic Racers - University of Rhode Island - 22.04 seconds Second Place: Vulcar - California University of Pennsylvania - 25.15 seconds Third Place: Temple Made - Temple University - 25.72 seconds See complete results
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Congratulations to all teams of the inaugural West Coast Freescale Cup event!  Our three fastest times, covering a total distance of 147 feet.  Full collection of event photos and videos!! Top 3 Teams: * First Place - UC Berkeley - 21.27 seconds Second Place - UC Davis - 27.92 seconds Third Place -  UC Davis - 28.00 seconds
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This year we are launching the inaugural Global Freescale Cup challenge.  Teams from 9 regions of the world will be competing to see who the best-of-the-best is. Regional student champions will be working hard to create the most intelligent race car to win Global challenge on August 22-24, 2013, held at the Harbin Institute of Technology in China. The challenge will feature Freescale’s 32-bit microprocessors either ARM-based or Power Architecture-based. Important Information 2013 Global Rules Team Registration (closed) Click "Receive email updates" from right navigation to stay informed of changes. Add your own questions below in the comments section. View this page as a PDF - To print Meet the Teams Brazil - Escola Politecnica da Universidade de Sao Paulo China - (Semi-finalist*) University of Science and Technology China - (Semi-finalist*) South-Center University for Nationalities Slovakia - Slovak University of Technology India - Bannari Amman Institute of Technology Japan - The University of Tokyo Malaysia - Swinburne University of Technology Mexico - Instituto Politecnico Nacional Taiwan - National Taiwan University of Science and Technology United States - University of California Berkeley - Team Jolt *Semifinalist teams to compete prior to the global challenge to determine which team will represent the region. Event Agenda (Subject to Change.  All listed times are local time) August 21st Team Arrivals. Transportation arranged for all teams from Airport to Hotel. Look for The Freescale Cup sign. Arrival times provided. August 22nd 07:30 - 12:00 Team Tour - Sun Island 12:00 -13:00 Team Lunch Practice Track A Track B 12:55 - 13:15 University of Science and Technology Beijing South Center University for Nationalities 13:15 - 13:45 Mandatory Team Meeting & Rule Review 13:45 - 14:05 The University of Tokyo National Taiwan University of Science and Technology 14:10 - 14:30 UC Berkeley Swinburne University of Technology 14:35 - 14:55 Bannari Anman Institute of Technology Escola Politecnica da Universidade de Sao Paulo 15:00-15:20 South Center University for Nationalities University of Science and Technology Beijing 15:25 - 15:45 Instituto Politecnico Nacional Slovak University of Technology 15:55 - 16:10 National Taiwan University of Science and Technology The University of Tokyo 16:15 - 16:35 Swinburne University of Technology UC Berkeley 16:40 - 17:00 Escola Politecnica da Universidade de Sao Paulo Bannari Anman Institute of Technology 17:05 - 17:25 Slovak University of Technology Instituto Politecnico Nacional 18:00 - 19:00 Team Dinner August 23rd 8:00 - 8:30 Opening Ceremony 8:30 - 9:00 Final Race China Semi-finalists 9:10 - 9:30 Practice Track C - Slovak University of Technology 9:35 - 9:55 Practice Track C - The University of Tokyo 10:00 - 10:20 Practice Track C - UC Berkeley 10:00 - 10:45 Practice Track C - Bannari Anman Institute of Technology 10:50 - 11:10 Practice Track C - Instituto Politecnico Nacional 12:00 - 13:00 Team Lunch 13:20 - 13:40 Practice Track C - National Taiwan University of Science and Technology 13:45 - 14:05 Practice Track C - Swinburne University of Technology 14:10 - 14:30 Practice Track C - Escola Politecnica da Universidade de Sao Paulo 14:35 - 14:55 Practice Track C - Winner of China Semi-finals 4:00p - 4:30p Track Change 4:30p - 5:30p Final Race 5:30p - 6:00p Awards Ceremony 6:00p - 7:00p Team Dinner August 24th Teams to observe the finals of the China regional. 8:00  - 11:00 China Regional - Final Speed Race 11:00 - 12:00 China Regional - Final Innovation Competition 12:00 - 12:30 China Regional - Awards Ceremony 12:30 - 17:00 Free Time 17:00 - 18:00 Team Dinner Event Hotel Harbin Sinoway Hotel Address: No.2 Yiyuan Street. Harbin China. Contact: Xiaodan Liu Mobile Phone: 15904611007 Current Weather Conditions Link will re-direct to weather.com Race Location Harbin Institute of Technology August 22-24, 2013 Contributing Sponsors    
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WARNING If you stumble across the "getting started page" FREEDOM BOARD / CORTEX M0+ GETTING STARTED Please take note: While working with a large number of Freedom boards in a course,  it was observed that the Init Clock Routines would *sometimes* not work.    *Some* of the crystals on the freedom boards do NOT like "HIGH_GAIN" mode.   change the line   pll_init(8000000, HIGH_GAIN, CRYSTAL, 4, 24, MCGOUT); to   pll_init(8000000, LOW_POWER, CRYSTAL, 4, 24, MCGOUT);
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The Team from the University of Padova in Vicenza are working in getting their race car ready for the upcoming EMEA Finals that will be held in Paris on 26-27 March. They filed this short video on a make up track. Conditions were not the best so they had to scale down the speed.
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One of the finalist vehicles for the Freescale Cup China 2012 event. In 2012, we switched the black lines to the outer edges for a new challenge twist for the students to adapt to.
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Freescale Cup China - Two Wheel Self Balancing Challenge 2012 In China they have another tier of competition in which the cars must complete the track autonomously while balancing on the rear wheels. For this challenge they use a charged wire in the track for which to sense and navigate the vehicle by. Really cool!
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Overview This document has links to videos to give tutorials on how to getting started *from scratch* with the freedom board.    In these tutorials we build projects with bare metal code to see how things work!   It includes the basics on how to get clocks running,  lights blinking and interrupts firing *from scratch*. For more code/peripheral examples that use a "bare metal" approach,  check out the page on the FRDM-TFC board. ERRATA!!!   While working with a large number of Freedom boards in a course,  it was observed that the InitClockRoutines would *sometimes* not work.    *Some* of the crystals on the freedom boards do NOT like "HIGH_GAIN" mode.   The new code is uploaded to this page but you could also change the code yourself:   pll_init(8000000, HIGH_GAIN, CRYSTAL, 4, 24, MCGOUT); to   pll_init(8000000, LOW_POWER, CRYSTAL, 4, 24, MCGOUT); Projects From Scratch for the Freedom Board with Codewarrior 10.3 Projects From Scratch - Part 2 - Importing other projects Using the Freescale Header Files and Blinking the LED Source code for video (Codewarrior 10.3) is in the attached files at the bottom of this document. Clock Distribution Source Code for the Clock Distribution video is in the attached files at the bottom of this document. Interrupts Part 1 - Background Interrupts Part 2 - ARM Systick Timer Source Code for the ARM Systick Timer video is in the attached files at the bottom of this document. Interrupts Part 3 - TPM (Timer Pulse Width Modulator) Overflow Source Code for the TPM Overflow Interrupts video is in the attached files at the bottom of this document
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Clip provided by: Hanyang University Korea One of the challenges of the Korea event is to have the cars self-park. This car is using the S12XE chipset.
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Overview The FRDM-TFC is a convenient "shield" that can drive up to two DC motors (5A per channel), two servos and I/O for the Freescale cup line scan camera and Hall effect sensors.  This board mates with the KL25Z Freedom board for primary usage with a Freescale Cup car. Features: 2 channel Motor Driver ICs (MC33887APVW) 2 channel servo Outputs Dual Linescan Camera interfaces Two inputs for speed sensors Two potentiometers for user functions Two push buttons for user functions 4 Position DIP Switch for user function 4 LEDs (green) for battery indicator or user functions Design Files Rev A is attached to this document. Rev B is attached to this document Code Examples Codewarrior "Bare Metal" Example Code: All Codewarrior based code examples for the FRDM-TFC are hosted on in a Subversion repository on Google Code: frdm-tfc -   Example code for the FRDM-TFC Shield - Google Project Hosting You can check out the code with your favorite SVN client.   Static releases are available in the attachments section of this page.  The current release is "R1.0" mbed.org Example Code: https://mbed.org/components/Freescale-Cup-with-FRDM-KL25Z/ Videos FRDM TFC EXAMPLE CODE GETTING STARTED FRDM-TFC_DEMO 0 and 1 FRDM-TFC_DEMO 2 and 3
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Video Highlights of 2012 Competition Photographs from the Freescale Cup Japan 2012 competition.
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Overview: The TWR-TFC-K20  is an all-in-one tower CPU card that can be used to create an autonomous race vehicle for the the Freescale Cup.   It has all the interfaces necessary for the car to sense the track and control the vehicle    This card is also a great platform for teaching embedded systems.   The TWR-TFC-K20 uses a Freescale Kinetis K20 MCU and has some really cool I/O to keep students interested. Features: Servo Outputs 3-pin Header to connector directly to steering Servo 1 Extra Servo header. Camera Interfaces 1. 5-pin header to connect directly to a Freescale Line Scan Camera 2. Header for 2nd linescan camera (optional) 3. RCA Camera Interface. Includes an LMH1981 Sync Extraction chip and connection to MCU to allow for low resolution (64x64) image capture at 60FPS Power Accepts direct battery power – onboard switching regulator 5-18v All circuitry except for motor controller can be optionally powered over USB Connector DC Motor Drivers QTY 2 MC33887APVW : Dual, Independent 5A Motor Driving Circuit. Supports forward, reverse and braking. Independent control over each drive motor allows for an active differential implementation Current Feedback to MCU ADC to allow for closed loop torque control CPU/ Programming Integrated Kinetis MK20DN512ZVLL10MCU with OSJTAG Additional I/O Some basic I/O for debugging. 4-poistion DIP Switch + 4 LEDs + 2 pushbuttons. Inputs for Tach Signal/Speed Sensor Design Files Rev Beta [B] (Current Production version) Schematics, Assembly Prints, BOM, etc. - Includes 3d view Rev B Errata: None known! Example Code: All software relating to the TWR-TFC-K20 is held in an Google Code Subversion repository.   This is the only way the source is distributed.   Never used a version control system yet?   Now is the time to learn (Google is your friend)!   All "real" software development processes use some form of version control.  TortoiseSVN is a nice client for SVN! Google Code Repository: https://code.google.com/p/tfc-twr/ This code works with Rev B of the board. All major interfaces & peripherals have been tested. At some point we will make a video going through the code. By default, the Linescan camera code is enabled. The code in main.c is pretty easy to follow. There is also code for the NTSC camera but must enabled in the TFC_Config.h file via a pre-processor directive. There is also code used for the OSTAG interface, Labview demo applications and drivers for the USB Videos:
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