I've been asked by various municipalities to develop a system which I am not to talk about yet unfortunately.
I need a "device" with which (either include or with which i can interface a IR sensor) I can perform measurements (distance) ranging 20 to 150cm top.
That is a very impressive project. Not for a noob, not a particular person either. And it not going to be cheap either.I just want to add this :IF someone work for the city of Toronto, and the GTA municipalities ask that person to do your type of project, the city and the GTA cities would hire a engineering firm - by placing an ad for the others firms to place a bid, a firm would be selected to do the project. And the money involved are in the thousands and maybe millions here of tax payers money. Example : Red light camera system all across Toronto. <-- My guess, the cost for that system is maybe in the millions. I would be surprise if the total cost is in the thousands. Edit - add :But what you can do, is to design a prototype - one unit only, to test, to measure and to try and to install at one test location : Example : a very busy intersection. And my guess of the system you are talking about : A people monitor - counting peoples ? red light control ? animals and birds control ? crime control ?
Basically my father in law has had an idea with a friend of his. And various municipalities has liked the idea.Therefore he asked me if I could work on this, but I am more of an IT engineer (I'm about to graduate) and I could use this as bachelor project.
Quote from: maeishoj on Feb 14, 2012, 12:07 pmBasically my father in law has had an idea with a friend of his. And various municipalities has liked the idea.Therefore he asked me if I could work on this, but I am more of an IT engineer (I'm about to graduate) and I could use this as bachelor project.If it's too commercially sensitive to be discussed (even in abstract terms) in a technical forum then I suspect that it is not something that should be published academically. (What, you thought that everyone involved in assessing and monitoring your work would sign a non-disclosure agreement?)
Just a thought. If these stations are on ground level and outdoors, can you put a QR code display on their tops and have a camera pick up the info from a nearby highrise? There is no need to wirelessly connect the stations and the cameras can run dynamic routines to read each QR code display to get data from every station and upload to city hall.