For this project the idea is to create a robot that can move and shoot an electromagnetic device autonomously. Project deliverables include robot movement, aiming, controlling the barrel, and creation of an electromagnetic barrel that fires the projectile some distance.
Robot movement will be controlled by a microcontroller that is TBD. Controlling the barrel will use a separate but similar microcontroller preferably two that can easily communicate between each other. For aiming i will be using an infrared sensor flashing at a certain frequency that when the sensor on the robot sees it it will fire. I will do research to determine the most effective design for the barrel. These will include single, multiple, and split coil designs.