Colony Meeting Agenda - 8/31/2007

  • Announcements
    • General Body Meeting - Friday, September 7th, 4:30 Wean 7500
    • URO Open House - Wednesday, September 5th, 4:30-6:00 Danforth Lounge
      (Circle room in UC)
  • We're going at 5:10
  • Activities Fair - Same time as above
  • Wiki Down - use email for now
  • AAAI Fall Symposia
    • November 9-11
    • Rides
    • Funding
    • Hotel
  • Summer Progress
    • Brian
    • Greg
  • General Body Meeting
    • Presentation
    • Meeting afterwards
  • Colony Goals
    • SURG Proposal: Investigating Power Management in a Robot Colony
      • See Abstract
    • Other goals
    • Personal goals
  • Incoming freshman
    • Rites of initiation
  • Work Meetings
    • Schedules
  • Joke of the day
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    Colony Meeting Minutes - 8/31/2007
  • Pay dues
  • New Wireless Code
    • Actually a library
    • Needs debugging
    • 9600 baud rate
    • Uses the XBee IDs
    • Fixed order, lowest ID
    • Join request / Acceptance
    • "BOM On" packet
    • Token ring
    • code/wl_lib_devel/lib
  • Library
    • External libaries -> yay!
    • Uses archive files
    • Doesn't require compiles
    • Jason can talk about makefiles
  • Autonomous Recharging
    • Will require rewrite for new library
  • ColoNet
    • Robot Graph
    • Receives
    • roboclub1.frc.ri.cmu.edu/botgraph
    • Go try it, it's cool
    • Black lines, they see each other
    • Gray lines, they don't
    • Not tested with server/client
  • Goal brainstorming
    • Recharging to work
    • Real Task
      • Grow plants
    • Robust wireless library
    • I2C documentation
    • Charging Station as a Dragonfly / New PCB
    • Xbee firmware update
    • More homogenous robots
    • Multiple charging bays with MCUs, no charging station
    • Install Encoders
    • Controls - Motors
    • Code style guidelines
    • Template files
    • SVN Repository cleanup
    • SVN Commit RSS feed
    • AFS workspaces + SVN
    • Cleanup ColoNet code
    • SLAM
    • ColoNet - task queuing
    • Big Red / Green button : Stop / Go
    • Wireless Programming
    • RTS style control
    • FPS style control
    • Doxygen
    • Code Review
    • ColonyOS - TinyOS
    • Paper
    • Innovative things to do
  • Freshman
    • Build robots
    • Program behaviors
    • Let them do their own ideas
    • One week duration
  • Monday 7-9 - Discuss Code Architecture/Style/Organization
  • Wednesday 5:30-7:30 pizza meeting - get a count on friday
    Note:
  • Old board is called the Firefly+
  • New board is called the Dragonfly
  • Eugene is bringing pizza
  • Jason will present several weeks from now about makefiles