I am a 4th year Mechanical Eng. student and I am just about to embark on my final year project. I am to design an automatic glass cleaner for fish tanks. I think there are a few ways this can be done but there is one currently on the market called MOAI that utilises ultrasound.
It works by having a dock in the top left corner, and the cleaning unit goes and cleans the tank using ultrasound to navigate. You program the dimension of the tank using an app.
I have just ordered my Due and have never used an Arduino so my knowledge is limited to the few bits of electronics that actually stuck from the last 3 years! I also do not have an amazing knowledge of ultrasound devices so my questions are;
- will there be an ultrasound sender on the dock and a receiver on the cleaner unit? Or the other way round?
- and are there components like this for the Arduino that would work for my project?
Here's a link to their website for a bit of context; https://www.moaidevices.com
I am super excited to get working with my Arduino, one of my courses this year is based almost entirely on the Arduino board so I am getting quite a crash course!
Thanks for your help in advance!