8.29.2008

  • Long-term goals
    • Grasp the future goals so that it is more fun and less like work <-- Colony Plan
  • Administration
    • Everyone here today is a senior member
      • This means you're now all mentors and should help out the freshman
        • Be passionate and integrate them
    • GB Meeting Friday 5th, 5pm @ WEH7500 (unless otherwise stated)
      • This means freshman at this meeting in 2 weeks
      • Giving the "Introduction to Colony Meeting"
      • We need to do a lot of cleanup
        • Solid library in the trunk
        • Tutorials for freshman for the first couple of weeks so that they can get started up
          • Lack of structure to give them purpose, don't just leave them hanging
          • Challenges from last year was good
            • Make them more competitive for a challenge
          • Large skill gap, we should close this somehow
            • Stress that we are willing to teach but there may be some min requirements for the real stuff...
              • More structure may help this, but this needs to be fixed
              • More shadowing, or easy personal projects to build their skills
              • Senior membership pairing for mentoring
            • Narrow down goals, don't give huge things that will be way out of scope
        • Documentation needs updating, a lot is out of date
          • Too advanced, go more simple
            • Update all your doxygen documentation for your code and write a unit test for it
        • Fix up at least 15 robots to be ready to go
          • BOM 1.5 <-> BOM 1.0
          • Charging boards, encoders, etc
        • GOAL: simple API, just read and go, don't worry about the details so the speak
        • Use a larger room because this one might not fit everyone
        • Flashdrive for the library, no SVN mess yet...
          • Don't forget to tell them to bring their own
  • Send updates to Chris and Austin BEFORE Friday meeting
    • post to wiki (you will get a reminder)
  • Cookies
    • September 12th - Austin
    • September 19th - James
    • September 26th - Justin
    • October 3rd - B-Rad
    • October 10th - Brad "Master" Neuman
    • October 17th - Jimmy
    • October 24th - Brian
    • October 31st - Evan
    • November 7th - John
    • November 14th - Fan
    • November 21st - Chris
    • December 5th - Kevin
    • December 12th - Felix
  • Work meetings
    • Work meetings every night with skeleton crews to gauge
    • Once we get a sense of new and old peoples times, we'll set a good time
  • Stuff that you should be doing
    • Document and test all your code, especially if you're in the trunk
    • Write a unit test for your code...sanity tests so to speak
    • Meeting 5pm Monday (9/1/08)
  • Status Updates
    • Trac
      • Web registration now
      • UPDATE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
      • Can get emails about your tickets now
    • SURG
      • RSVP to the mandatory meeting
        • If you don't you will be owned with makeup sessions
    • Email
      • Use your emails more, this is why we have a mailing list
    • Encoders
      • Using the wrong files last year, they work
      • They can drive a set distance now
  • Mapping Goals
    • Environment has charging stations and obstacles
    • Have robots map it
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      May Stop here

  • Put in new robot with no idea of the map and have it get the map to find the charging station
  • RTS, choose a point and avoid obstacles with the map
  • Self healing maps, remove objects and have the map heal