Im building an electronic south pointing chariot for my uni project and i need to measure the distance travelled by the wheels and input the distance from the sensor to a microcontroller... any ideas on how to do that?
below is the detail of my project... any ideas welcome
The chariot is a two-wheeled vehicle upon which is a pointing figure that always point in the same direction (of the compass) as the chariot moves. South Pointing Chariot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Requirements: The figure on top of the chariot should always point to the same direction of the compass regardless of the chariot's motion.
The pointing direction is read from the PC.
As the chariot moves, the distance that the wheel(s) travel should be collected.
The trajectory (direction and distance) that the chariot follows is recorded in the PC.
Hardware must be on stripboard or PCB.
I know how to build this mechanically, but not electronically. I need ideas on how to implement this electronically.