Date

12-2009

Degree Name

BS in Electrical Engineering

Department

Electrical Engineering Department

Advisor

James Harris

Abstract

The project is meant to assist a basketball player in their practicing. The project hangs directly on the basketball rim and automatically rotates to find the player on the court. Once the player is detected, the automated basketball return system (ABRS) stays focused in the direction of the player so that any baskets successfully made will be funneled back to the player. When the player moves from center, IR motion detectors find which direction you moved to and rotates accordingly, until the player is focused in front of the funnel again. If at any time the player is absent from the court or cannot be located, the rotation continues in a 180 degree sweeping motion until the player is picked up again.