I have draw a brief description of this car. With 8051 as we possess no A/D converter and no PWM. Our sensors will be limited.
So keeping in mind that this project is aimed to provide hands on experience of 8051, i have think about some features.
- 8051 will drive DC motors using L293d. Which will provide pin i/o knowledge with pin assignment as input or output.
- 4 IR sensors will be attached to 8051 to sense the stairs and wall. Will also add small automation code which will act on these sensors. It provides logical exercise for decision making in programming.
- For Remote control we will use 434 Mhz tx/rx pair attached to USART of 8051. This gives knowledge about serial communication tools of 8051.
Overall development will include all the major features of 8051. Use of timers, communication tools, input/output capabilities, understanding of clock cycle etc.
Suggestions and improvements are expected.