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Offline mr8ballTopic starter

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sensor to detect white cue ball from rest of colored balls
« on: July 05, 2008, 01:25:07 PM »
Can anyone help me what I need is a sensor to detect the difference between a cue ball from the rest of the balls in a set of billiard balls. The sensor needs to actuate a lever that will instantiously throw the cue ball to the side.
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Re: sensor to detect white cue ball from rest of colored balls
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2008, 05:59:53 PM »
looks like a job for vision processing... check out the free system at www.RoboRealm.com

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Re: sensor to detect white cue ball from rest of colored balls
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2008, 11:34:24 PM »
you might also look into sonar seeing as a cue ball is slightly larger than all the others. a sensitive enough system might be able to pick up the difference.

just a thought.
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Re: sensor to detect white cue ball from rest of colored balls
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2008, 10:30:35 AM »
looks like a job for vision processing... check out the free system at www.RoboRealm.com


definitely



Roborealm is for computers , but if you want it to be only microcontroller based look at AVRcam , CMUcam, and Blackfin camera boards.

what is your experience?
Check out the Roboduino, Arduino-compatible board!


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Re: sensor to detect white cue ball from rest of colored balls
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2008, 12:25:52 PM »
It might be easier than you think.

Take a look at this.

 


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