Colony Introduction - 2008

Plan organized by week


  • Week 3 - Wireless
    • Use PowerPoint presentation for reference
    • Simple Packets - No Token Ring
      • Send packets from one robot to another
      • Make second robot change orbs in response to button press on first robot
        • Example: - they can choose Robot 2's response themselves, if they like
          • Press Button 1 on Robot 1, Robot 2's orbs turn red
          • Press Button 2 on Robot 1, Robot 2's orbs turn blue
          • NOTE: must call orb_enable() after wl_init()
    • Token Ring
      • Sensor Matrix
        • Print out to see what it (format themselves) (?)
        • Follow-the-leader / Lemmings

  • Week 2 - Analog, BOM, FSMs
    • Analog
      • Buffered vs. Unbuffered
        • Analog loop for everything but BOM - runs in background reading analog values
          • Rangefinders, Wheel, Battery
      • Use wheel to control motor speed
    • BOM - MUST USE ROBOTS WITH OLD BOM
      • To transmit
        • bom_leds_on(BOM_ALL), bom_leds_off(BOM_ALL)
      • To receive
        • bom_refresh(BOM_ALL), bom_get_max()
      • Use BOM to seek beacon robot
        • Recommend to use move(v,w) for motion
    • FSMs
      • Three states - use orbs to indicate state
        • 1. run-around (obstacle avoidance, drive in a circle, etc...) - press button to begin seeking
        • 2. seek beacon robot - stop when you are close to beacon robot (rangefinders)
        • 3. stop, wait to begin again - press button to restart

  • Week 1 - Short Lessons
    • Move straight forward (2 seconds), backwards (2 seconds), spin (3 seconds)
    • Red, Green, Blue orbs (advanced: cycled by button presses)
    • Rangefinder (avoid obstacles - maybe just stop and back up)
    • For Documentation, go to docs/index.html

  • Week 1
    • Friday Presentation
      • Mission, History, People
      • Robots Overview
      • Introduction to Colony Outline
        • Motivation
        • Overview
      • Weekly Meeting structure
      • Separation into groups
      • Basic C tutorial
    • Work Meeting
      • Learning Objectives
        • Power-based Movement
        • delay_ms()
        • Lights
        • Rangefinders
        • Serial Debug
        • Simple if/else behavior
        • Buttons
      • Extras
        • Potentiometer
        • Buzzer
      • Short Lessons
        • Move straight forward (2 seconds), backwards (2 seconds), spin (3 seconds)
        • Red, Green, Blue orbs (advanced: cycled by button presses)
        • Rangefinder (avoid obstacles - maybe just stop and back up)
        • For Documentation, go to docs/index.html
      • Application
        • Navigate a maze
  • Week 2
    • Friday Presentation & Work Meeting Learning Objectives
      • FSM
      • Encoders
      • Analog
      • BOM
    • Short Lessons
  • Week 3
    • Friday Presentation & Work Meeting Learning Objectives
      • Wireless Packets
      • XBee Debug
      • Token Ring
    • Short Lessons
  • Week 4
    • Friday Presentation
      • AVR features
      • Code abstraction
    • Work Meeting
      • Learning Objectives
        • Drivers
        • Reading datasheets
      • Lessons
        • Code a EEPROM driver
        • Program a behavior that saves state
  • Week 5
    • Friday Presentation
    • Work Meeting
      • Open Challenge
  • Week 6
    • Friday Presentation
      • Autonomous Recharging
      • ColoNet
      • Your idea here
    • Work Meeting
      • Split AR and CN
  • AR
    • Week 1
      • Robot -> Charge Board
      • ATTiny nuances
      • I2C
      • Homing
    • Week 2
      • Wireless Structure
      • Charging Bay
  • ColoNet
    • Week 1
      • Server
    • Week 2
      • Client
    • Week 3
      • GUI

Colony_Introduction_20080912.ppt - Colony Introductory Presentation from 2008 (4.51 MB) Chris Mar, 10/28/2009 07:00 pm