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Hello Zoomaal community, I'm Mahmood, a fresh Computer Engineer graduate, my graduation project was a great success and it scored the highest mark in my university this year.
As it was a great success in university, I thought that I should improve it , and add more features to it, but it was hard for me to do so as the high-end equipment and technologies are expensive, so here I am on Zoomaal.
Until this moment the project is named "oTo", this name was suggested by a user in the Reddit community.
The project aims to let the user discover any hard to reach surrounding using a pair of glasses and a joystick, this is done by placing a special type of cameras called "Stereoscopic Camera" that simulates human eyes to create the "3D" depth effect, also this camera is placed on motors that makes it copy the user head movement. The camera video feed is send to a "Virtual Reality" headset which is the glasses the user wear to look through the cameras.
The prototype that was made was good enough to test the idea, but it lacked the "High-quality touch" and high performance, this is the reason i want to improve it using the latest available technologies.
There are many fields for the project to be used in, some of these fields are: Military, Filming and Entertainment, Construction and Architecture.
The money is going to be spent on many different parts, i am mentioning some of the parts like:
The main question a backer is going to ask is "where is the money going to be spent ?" the answer for this question is quite simple, the money is going to be spent on new parts to improve the already made prototype, such improvements needs high-end, expensive parts such as:
*And there are many other parts that will be utilized to improve the project.*
And to keep it clear with you Zoomaal community, during the work on this project, some parts might be damaged or broken (that's how it is in the field of inventing and testing), so some money will be spent on spare parts in case something goes wrong. Also a good amount of the money will be spent on the shipping of the parts and on the customs and taxes that will be applied on the parts, these parts are found in very specific countries like the US and Canada.
This video shows how the prototype working and what are the minimal capabilities of this project.
SO WHAT WILL I IMPROVE IN THIS PROJECT ?
I will list what i am going to improve in the project in form of a list:
Camera Stabilization, using Brushless DC Gimbal motors instead of the Servo Motors in the 3-axis rotating head, the 3-axis platform will be able to stabilize the camera and block any vibrations that may appear while driving the UGV.
WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP ?
if it happened and i managed to get this project going and improved, i'll be making a study to find all the fields that may need such a project to be used in, and once such a study is done, i'll be turning this project into a product that helps in any related field.
If you liked the idea and the potential behind this project and found it interesting, I hope you would help improving it even with a "spread the word" by sharing it to as many people you can!
for the full documentation of the project, click this link: click me
a Big THANK YOU :D
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My name is Mahmood Al-khalil, 23 years old, a fresh computer engineer graduate from Princess Sumaya University for Technology located at Amman - Jordan. I'm skilled in Robotics and Software programming, and currently working as a Telecommunication Support Engineer.Full biography