I took a trip to a junk yard this weekend and got a bunch of awesome stuff!
All for $30!
I had a chance to test my wipers today under a myriad of conditions. Here are the results where the x axis is speed setting (lower is faster) and the y axis is seconds per cycle:
So today, I learned the importance of preventing things from bouncing.
So I had a chance tonight to test out my motor driver "in the field":
I was a little hasty because of the cold (and because my camera's battery was dying), but I did collect some useful data. And a video!
How's that for an eye-opening title? While you all were watching football this weekend, I made some progress on my wiper driver.
So, in my first post about the beat tracking, I decided that I would use a tap tempo button to set the frequency of wiper action. This would involve me hitting a button along to the beat of the song to program in the beat.
Over the weekend, one of my friends convinced me that that was too easy, and this project would only be cool if it was automatic. So I guess I'm making it automatic...