Electronics Final Packaging

The mechanical side of Mechanek has been done for a few weeks, but we just recently finalized the packaging of all the electronics.

The control box has three functions : [1] Sensing, [2] Computation and Processing, and [3] Actuation.  Coming in to the box is data from the OBDII port of a car. This data can include information used to detect crashes such as wheel slip, throttle and brake position, and accelerometer values. The Intel Edison processes this data to determine whether a crash is happening, and outputs motor control and solenoid control signals to the Mechanek device.