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Re: Video on your tank [TANKS]
Sun, 15 Oct 2006 07:51:53 -0700
I asked this a few weeks back. Seemed like no one was interested at that time.
Take a look at my project. Its currently completed but mounted on a normal r/c
car and not a tank.
Take a look at the head tracking video.
Quoting Peter Arundel <pureteenlard-at-hotmail.com>:
> Woa, hold on! The video isn't mine - wish it was - I just saw it and was
> impressed. Very impressed. Especially the slaving of the camera to the head
> movements of the operator. :-)
> >From: Joe Sommer <anvilus9-at-adelphia.net>
> >Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com
> >To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com
> >Subject: Re: Video on your tank [TANKS]
> >Date: Sun, 15 Oct 2006 07:48:45 -0400
> >At 10:37 AM 10/15/2006 +0100, you wrote:
> >>I know that there have been some attempts at using a video camera to steer
> >>(and aim) a tank but this video proves what can be dome with a bit of
> >>Of course the camera would need gyro stabilisation on a tank but it is
> >>still very, very impressive!
> >Your camera, transmitter and receiver are obviously
> >much better than our early attempts. We can easily
> >drive our tanks and visually acquire targets with video.
> >However we had trouble aiming the gun and seeing
> >hits at ranges beyond 30 meters (typical engagement
> >Do you have a paint ball gun or can you borrow one
> >from a friend? If yes, it would be very interesting to
> >test if your camera can see paint balls as they are
> >fired and fly down-range to hit a target.
> >What camera, transmitter and receiver do you use
> >and what do they cost?
> >Joe Sommer, Anvilus Machine Works
> >2378 Nantucket Circle, State College, PA 16803
> >814.234.4773 anvilus9-at-adelphia.net