Cricket 3: The Back-Seat Driver
Watching the Floor and Managing the Control Flow

Cricket 3 served two purposes:

  1. Watching for white lines: Connected to Cricket 3 was one IR sensor, pointed at the floor. This IR sensor could distinguish between black and white surfaces, so Cricket 3 continually checked its value to determine whether or not the robot was crossing a white line (indicating that the robot was entering a room or within 12" of the candle).
  2. Managing the control flow: At the highest level, Cricket 3 controlled the control flow as primary control was passed back and forth between Crickets 1 and 2.


Click here to see our code for Cricket 3 (only for those who truly care . . .).



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