Colony Project Meeting - March 2, 2007

  • Announcements
    • Fan is in trouble
      • People who don't commit will be destroyed
      • Take heed, commit or die.
    • Tell Felix what you did
      • If you don't do anything he'll write it in his log file
      • So tell Felix.
  • Weekly Updates
    • Charging Circuit
      • Charged more batteries
        • Figured out a good termination point
        • Very unstable though
        • Certain batteries might suck now
          • Robot usable...maybe
      • Charging right now with fixed code
        • Hopefully will go well
      • Next week:
        • Control law to control current
        • Graphs are on svn (/docs)
    • Scheduler
      • Bay allocation almost works
        • Has issues
          • If two request and one is charging, the 2nd is not allowed
        • No orbit
        • BOM/Sensor transition good (just tuning left)
          • Need to make sensors level
    • Dock
      • Ben made another prototype
        • Need to coordinate better
      • Linear BOM idea
        • Eliminates orbit
        • 4 LEDs per dock
        • Circuit built
          • Needs to be multiplexed (use 3-4 DIO)
        • Bay allocation needs to be slightly modified
        • Need Colony BFS (one day)
        • Threshhold for localization code
      • One charging station to get to the milestone for now perhaps
        • We need a base case
    • I2C
      • We did some more work
      • Interface done
        • Two Dragonflys on the new interface first
        • Not quite done yet
      • Use old I2C for next milestone
    • ColoNet
      • Video compression done
      • Client can connect to the server
      • GUI was being looked into
    • Ringbuffer
      • There was a bug!
        • Update your code!
        • New init function. Read the new ring buffer code for how to use
          • new-> make struct
          • init-> sets amount of elements so wrap around works right
      • New code is in ~/xfly_lib/
    • Robots
      • 8 total robots
      • 2 robots/night avg => 1 week to full army
        • Take on battlebots next month
        • Recruit roombas for help
      • Photo shoot for robots when we they are all complete
      • Put new robot status page on wiki
  • SURG Grant
    • Felix is giving a SURG presentation
    • James and Kevin (in that order) are heading up the grant
      • See wiki for assignments
      • Don't make us hunt you down for your part
      • Don't write a page.