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International Transaction of Electrical and Computer Engineers System. 2017, 4(2), 49-54
DOI: 10.12691/iteces-4-2-1
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Design and Development of Microcontroller Remote Controlled Airport Luggage Cart

Mary Charlemaine A. Abas1, and Patrick D. Cerna2

1Department of Electronics Technology, Federal Technological Institute University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2Department of Information Technology, Federal Technological Institute University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Pub. Date: July 15, 2017

Cite this paper:
Mary Charlemaine A. Abas and Patrick D. Cerna. Design and Development of Microcontroller Remote Controlled Airport Luggage Cart. International Transaction of Electrical and Computer Engineers System. 2017; 4(2):49-54. doi: 10.12691/iteces-4-2-1

Abstract

Nowadays, people love to travel anywhere. Airports mainly never run out of bustling crowds of traveler. They are carrying heavy luggage which is one of the biggest travel hassle. It is indispensable that airports offer luggage carts to ease such burden. Theses luggage carts are largely found in airports, large bus stations, hotels, or train stations. However, extra effort is required to navigate especially those individual with disability or the elders. Thus, the researchers proposed a remote controlled luggage cart. The main objective of this study is to create a luggage cart that being controlled by the owner by using a remote control. Specifically, it aims the following: (1) to construct a luggage cart that can carry less than or equal to 5.6 kilograms weight of luggage; (2) to wirelessly control the luggage cart using two Arduino Microcontrollers, two Zigbee modules, a direction/tilt sensor; and (3) to navigate the wheels of the luggage cart using a relay, dc motor and servo motor. This luggage cart is limited to stop, forward, left and right directions, as well as limited turning. It has its own specific frequency dedicated to follow its owner.

Keywords:
Arduino luggage remote control robot airport

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