Disappointingly, after modifying the throttle and LiDAR code, we were not able to save nearly as much of the FPGA resources. Collectively, with all the changes we made to the LiDAR and throttle code, we were able to save about 10% of slice LUTs. Based on these numbers, we thought we had saved enough resources to add a second copy of the tilt unit motor control code to control the second tilt unit motor.
As it turned out, we were right! After adding the required tilt unit motor control code and recompiling the FPGA, the FPGA compiled perfectly!
Now all we have to do is check it to see if our data type definitions changed the functionality of the code in any way....
Gator Research Blog
Welcome to the Gator Research Blog for the Sprint 2016 semester! The aim of this research will be to develop the software to enable drive-by-wire on a John Deere Gator and to begin developing a system for generating depth-registered images. Follow our progress here!