College of Engineering and Polymer Science

Date of Last Revision

2024-06-03 12:59:27


Computer Engineering

Honors Course


Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2024


The Autonomous Basketball Court Outlining System presents a comprehensive solution for precision court marking. Powered by a 24V lithium-ion battery and driven by a single ST microcontroller, the system autonomously marks the outline of a half basketball court using predefined algorithms. User-friendly features include easy loading of marking material, actuated by gravity or a small servo motor depending on material of choice, ensuring intuitive operation. Safety is prioritized, with the servo motor eliminating high-pressure concerns, and the system maintains a controlled speed accounting for user well-being. Two step and direction servo motors enable accurate linear displacement, facilitating straight lines, and continuous arcs. Distance measurement and user feedback are achieved through encoder feedback. The system's efficient operation allows completion within a full battery charge, offering up to 50 minutes of runtime. Weighing less than 20lbs, it is portable, meeting torque considerations for optimal performance. The integration of a 24V to 3.3V switching circuit on the PCB ensures compatibility, while the chosen microcontroller provides centralized control and computational power. This project harmonizes technological precision, user convenience, and safety, delivering a sophisticated solution for basketball court outlining.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Michael J. Lichter

First Reader

Dr. Mohammed Ali

Second Reader

Dr. Michael J. Lichter

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dr. Jose Alexis De Abreu-Garcia

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