Colony Project Meeting
October 20, 2006

FRC Seminar - November 29
  • What do we want to show off?
    • Ad hoc wireless
    • Cooperative Photovore <--
    • Marching band (maybe)
    • Charging demo
    • show off one or two working behaviors/demos
    • show off current work (prototypes)
  • Steps to getting things done:
    • Need maze walls — environment walls + base
    • Finish coop photovore
    • Videos are better?
    • DEADLINE: Friday November 10 — demo coop photovore @ project meeting
      • 3 weeks
      • Photovore;
      • Environment — Ben
      • Light sensing
      • Movement (lemmings)
      • Photovore
  • Invite people to club at seminar
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Status updates:
  • AR
    • Wireless — good idea of what to do
      • Bugs are gone
      • Charging station <--> Requesting Robot
      • Find bearing to station using BOM
      • Charging station is NOT in token ring — only responds to requests
      • Move now
    • Beacon
      • Code is bad — COMMENT YOUR CODE!
      • Circuit is crazy — COMMENT YOUR CIRCUITS!
      • More work
    • Charging station
      • Preliminary testing with new batteries (no circuit)
      • Lots of sitting...
      • Need circuit soon
    • Charging station
      • Physical prototype of awesomeness
      • Demo
  • Robot Orbit
    • Really cool
    • Radius is a parameter
    • More work to be done later
    • Position Control
      • Started
  • Marching Band
    • Music synchronization over wireless
    • Movement (spin, move forwards/back, shapes)
    • Manually input transitions for now
    • Shoot for demo before FRC seminar
  • ColoNet
    • Wireless programming
      • On hold
    • ColoNet compatible with token ring
    • 3 applications
      • Robot End
      • Server End
      • Client End
  • New robot
    • Beta version coming next week
      • Test: robot, battery charging, etc...
      • Finish writing library
    • Final version going out mid-November(ish)
      • Comes back December
  • Cooperative Photovore:
    • BOM:
      • getMaxBom with threshold — works
    • Analog problems
      • Make sure it works - fix it
  • File system for EEPROM
    • Store music files
    • One more week
  • Robot 4
    • Probably broken
    • Wiki status
  • Bug page
    • Keep adding to it
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Colony Plan:
  • Read it over — send comments by Sunday, 11:59pm
    • Respond to felixd@cmu even if no comments