Colony Meeting
10.13.06

  • Big Surprise
    • Felix gave a pitch on the direction of the project (Controls)
    • Colony got funding!
    • See Felix's power point for the overview.
    • Met some new members of the project who have lots of experience.
  • Demo
    • ColoNet
      • Remote control from laptop to n robots.
  • Admin Stuff
    • Wiki Works again
      • If WebISO doesn't work at first, click TikiWiki? and it will log you in.
    • Don't get lost in Colony's large pool of people
      • See Felix if you need help
  • Group Updates
    • BOM Squad
      • Meeting: Tuesday and Thursday @ 7:30pm
      • Goal: Work on the BOM and make it better
      • Modify getMaxBOM
    • Multimedia
      • Meeting: Tuesday @ 4:30pm
      • Goal: Parsing, file system storage, drawing pictures on the LCD, etc.
      • Analyzing the music to find trasistions.
      • Clean up MIDI Parser interface.
    • Autonomous Recharging
      • Meeting: Tuesday 8:30pm and Thursday 7:30pm
      • Goal: Have the robots seek a charging station when they need to recharge their batteries, dock, and charge.
      • Prototype of the cylindrical charging station
        • Needs to be tested, but looks good.
      • Orbitting works
        • Can get the robot to run circles around another robot
        • You can orbit around to the front of a charging station and dock
      • Move.c now works (there was an overflow error)
      • Standardized wireless file
        • Located in libs_general/wireless
      • Wireless now has charging station hook ups, more to be done lat
      • New approach to docking station
        • iRobot style, using modulated IR to tell if you're in the middle a "docking channel"
    • ColoNet
      • Remote control works
      • Dongle works
        • Any packet and packet size can be sent
      • Better user interface and wireless reprogramming will be looked into next.
  • Colony Web Masters
    • New New Webmaster: Ethan
    • Job will be to keep wiki updated
  • Colony Shirts
    • Will ask Aubrey
  • Midsemster Break next week!
    • Meeting will still happen.
  • SURG
    • Met with Stephanie Wallach
      • Wants to see the robots at the MoM
      • Seems excited
    • Draft is posted on the Wiki and has been sent to your email
      • Read, track changes with the Word feature tracker
      • Send your modified copy to Greg by Sunday (10/15)
  • FRC Seminar
    • Trestle Project
      • Felix is on it
      • Recover from disaster!
      • Wednesday @ noon (10/18)
    • Colony Project
      • This is a big deal!!!!!
      • November 29th
      • We need to start getting ready
  • Joke of the Week
    • LoL.