One of the main reasons for building the tank is to experiment with Amateur Television (ATV). To this end we will have two cameras mounted to the camera turret, which will have remotely controlled pan and tilt axes. One of the cameras will be color, for
nicer viewing. The other camera will be black and white, so that with the aid of IR LEDs it can see in the dark. The two cameras will be connected to a video switch that will be controlled by the operator. The output of the video switch will go to the
BOB-II video overlay board from Decade Engineering. The output from the overlay board is fed to an adjustable crosshair generator made by Colorado Video (model 620). There will also be a laser
pointer mounted on the turret, which will be able to be remotely turned on an off, and the laser will hit exactly at the union of the crosshair. Finally, the video signal is fed to the North Country Radio 2 Watt ATV transmitter.
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