Colony Meeting - 3.23.07

  • Updates
    • No cookies — pushed back 1 week. Keep track of your dates
    • SURG — done. Accept the invitation
    • Encoder boards
      • Don't hook up yet
    • Wireless bugfix [AutoRecharge/scheduler]
      • Timeout response
    • Wireless upgrades
      • Faster timeout
      • Initialize faster
      • PAN — parallel token rings
    • Charging Contact v3
      • Clamp-ish things
      • Foil on the robot base
      • (1.5 - 0.5) robots equipped
      • IR emitters attached — bay 1 [need to hook up molex]
    • Battery charging
      • constant_charging.c
        • 1.5A for 1 min (testing purposes)
        • 30 minutes
        • Initial battery test: 23 minutes charging -> ~1 hour robot time
        • I2C packets sent
    • Homing on board
      • Reads sensor data, sends all the time currently
    • I2C
      • Error codes added [UNTESTED]
      • Tiny port not started
    • RBOM
      • Chip testing:
        • Gilbert mixer is broken
        • RSSI works (probably)
      • Meetings Thursdays at 10:30pm
    • Lemmings
      • follow.c/h [Brian's BOM control law]
      • Untested
      • dragonfly/lemmingsv2
    • New robots
      • 3 boards soldered
  • Charging demo
    • Robots 1-4
      • Charge boards on all (tested)
      • Need to attach homing sensors
      • Need metal casings
    • TODO:
      • Charging contacts x 3
      • Homing sensors x 2
  • New milestones
    • March 30 - Scheduler test: 4 robots, no task, trickle charge, few hours
    • April 13 - Linear Docking station
    • April 13 - Extended duration + run_around task
    • April 20 - Multiple Bays
    • April 27 - Increase colony size (6+)
    • May 4(-) - 12+ hour test