2.8.2008

  • Milk and Cookies
    • 2.15.2008 - Andrew
  • Announcements
    • Next SURG: March 17
    • Pizza Mondays!
    • Parts ordered
    • Put your stuff back
  • Project Updates
    • Autonomous Recharging
      • Charge Circuit code is working
      • Should be able to begin testing inductors + control law
      • XBee dongle works on OptimusPrime
        • Air/ColonyDesktop is bugged
      • Battery Level priorization
        • Focus on two+ robots seeking
          • Code done, not tested yet
      • Charge board first to die
        • Possible brownout detection
    • Charging Station
      • Worked on circuit design
        • BOM, XBee, Lights, FTDI->UART
        • Put it all together in schematic
        • Schematic done
        • Finishing up parts list
      • 164 ordered
      • Drivers needed
      • Layout next week
    • BOM 1.5
      • Next week
    • Encoders
      • SPI
        • Master-Slave works
        • Some bugs
      • Installing magnets on drive shafts
      • Need boards partially soldered
    • ColoNet + GUI
      • Robots moves when you click
      • XBEE ID
      • ColoNet source reorganized
      • Integrated vision code in the server
    • Object Tracking
      • Choose Color LEDs from obj manip brainstorm
      • Wrote java program to replace tera term and test color sensor
    • Obj Manip
      • Orbit code
  • Discussion Items
    • End of Semester Deliverables
      • Power Management
        • 2x Charging Stations
        • Demo: 2 Charging Stations + 4-5 robots, extended run (1 hour), useful recharge
        • Demo: ColoNet battery level prioritization
      • Object Manipulation
        • Demo: 2 Robots pushing a block straight
        • Demo: 3 Robots object recognition and swarm object
    • Website Credits
    • Website Updating
    • Coding Style/Guidelines/Rules
      • Explicit Rules vs. Guiding Principles
      • Enforce Conformity vs. Ban Bad Practices
      • Procedure/Method for resolving conflicts
      • Deferred to next meeting
  • Monday
    • Brainstorming on coop manipulation
  • Next Monday
    • Brainstorm on SURG
  • Anything else?