ColonyIII - Friday Nov. 18

  • avrellum - ordered, will be here after thanksgiving
    • Lots of work
  • What happened:
    • Software
      • Solver:
        • Solver does not work.
          • Need GUI
          • Look for un-optimized code
        • Behavior
          • Converge
          • Goes to a leader robot
          • Work more on PID
        • PID velocity loop
          • More work
        • Simulator
          • Want C
          • Library for behaviors
    • Mechanical
      • BOM blinders
        • testing
    • Hardware
      • RBOM
        • Match wavelengths
        • Receivers - lower spectral sensitivity
        • Wide directional emitters
        • Spec sheets are good!
        • Another order
        • Data sheet repository
        • Goal: 2 components w/ smooth intensity drop off
        • Far away from ambient light spectrum
      • Band-pass filter
        • Simple
        • Works alright
      • Dr. Stancil
        • Ultrasound
        • Different frequency for each emitter
        • Lens in front of detector
        • Do paper test again
        • Look into sonar
  • This week:
    • Thanksgiving - no meetings
  • Future:
    • Mechanical
      • Move sensors
      • fix pyro
    • AVRellum
      • Ordered
      • Ships after thanksgiving
    • Software
      • solver
      • Behaviors: follow the leader with several robots
    • RBOM
      • Another digikey order
      • Research - range and communication
      • Email MIT SWARM guy