Colony Project Meeting 4.06

Colony Updates
  • Austin
    • Charging Station
      • Multiple Bays w/ LBOM
      • New circuit board and connections
      • Indepedent control of each bay's LBOM
      • Need to merge charging station code
  • Scheduler
    • Leaving Mode
      • Doesn't fall off the table
      • Stops before the wall
    • BOM Threshold
      • Prevents bad readings (swerving)
    • I2C Homing Code
      • Fixed bug with state transition
      • Works Well
        • Not as good as direct from robot
        • Blinky lights are cool
        • less wires
  • Charging Circuit Boards
    • 50% working/not working
      • Salvage the boards from non-working ones
    • New ISP header
    • ISP may not be working
      • Aaron will look into it
    • Unreliable timing
      • Need to fix code
    • Move away from constant charging
      • Control law
    • I2C sped up
  • Charging Batteries
    • Charging at 2.2A
      • self-terminating
      • not self-starting
    • 25 minute charge
    • ran for 5 hours
    • TO-DO
      • Robot goes to charging station by itself
  • LBOM
    • Too dim o Needs less resistance
  • ColoNet
    • Fixed server bugs
    • Client work
    • Can't join token ring yet
      • Kills ring when trying to talk
    • Packet Sniffer
    • Needs a wiki page
  • XBee research
    • Old firmware loaded
    • Want to update firmware via X-CTU
      • Unsuccessful
  • Printed out XBee documentation
    • In one of the cubbies
  • Lemmings
    • Strange bug o Motors interfere with wireless
      • Only occurs when running motors too fast
    • Probably noise
    • Try EMF/noise reduction on motors
  • RBOM
    • Talked to Sullivan
    • Try to mimic reference circuit
    • Use sine waves
    • Spice simulation
    • Get schematics from other research
  • Talk at GDRS (robot software company, not CMU)
    • Need cool demos
      • Lemmings + Cooperative
      • ColoNet remote control
    • Need demos to be robust (works first time)
  • Roboclub Open House
    • Friday of Carnival
    • Colony is usually the best
    • Need demos
  • Work Meetings
    • Start earlier
    • Get more done
  • Order more batteries
    TO DO LIST
  • Scheduler Demo
    • Felix and Chris
  • Merge Charging Station code
    • Austin, Chris, James
  • Cooperative on Dragonflies
    • James
  • LBOM brightness
    • Aaron
  • ISP
    • Aaron and Bradford Master Neuman
  • More Robots
    • Duncan, Aneeb
  • Charging Station and Contacts
    • Austin, Feng, Ben
  • I2C Tiny Code - Multi-Master?
    • Suresh, Kwoo
  • ColoNet Documentation
    • Eugene
  • ColoNet Robust Remote Control
    • Eugene, Jason
  • XBee Firmware Update
    • Eugene, Brian, Jason
  • Motor Noise/EMF Reduction
    • Justin, Aaron
  • RBOM
    • Cornell, Pras, James
  • Charging Batteries
    • Bradford
  • Joke
    • Q: HOW MANY HAIR STYLISTS DOES IT TAKE TO SEPECITICIATOLIOSCAPOTOMISE A BLACKJACK'S SPOON-LIKE BEYODLE?