Using Color Vision for R/C Car Control



The project was to build a color vision system to control small remote control cars.  Using a color camera the position and orientation of the car could be determined.  A waypoint is sent to the TI 6713 DSK through a serial port where the 6713 DSP uses a simple control algorithm to try to move the car to the spot.  A summary of the 3 major parts of the project are linked below.


Car Control


DSP Code


Visual Basic Application




Here is our project in Action:


Video File of car attempting to move to waypoint Video File (1.4meg)


To download our complete code for 6713DSK and Visual Basic

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Contact Information


Matt Welsh (

Yan Li (

Tim Vanravenswaay (