Status Updates: 10/2/09

Week of 9/25/09 - 10/2/09

  • Introductory Lab Demo
    • Lab1 - Target Practice
      • Some people got really close!!
      • Feedback
        • Make requirements more specific
          • Where to measure from on the robot
          • Distances to travel / stop
    • Coming Up
      • Lab2 - Hunter-Prey - Brad, Chris
        • Introduce wireless
        • Use almost all components/capabilities you have learned about so far
  • Rangefinder Diagnostic Testing - Dan, Megan
    • RANGEFINDERS ARE ONLY FOR - 10 to 30 cm!!! NOT 80 cm!!
    • List of Replacements - MechEs
    • Recalibrate Look-up Table - Dan
      • Might require per-robot calibration (save bias in EEPROM)
      • Change library functions (add extra error codes for too close and too far)
    • Discuss Averaging Filter - CS/ECEs
      • Include modular/configurable filter in the library
    • Get Rangefinder Data Accessible on Website
      • Coming soon!
  • BOM Diagnostic Testing - Austin, Megan, Evan
    • Finish Swapping Backwards IR Detectors
    • BOM 1.5 Switching Speed - Austin
    • BOM 1.0 Robot EEPROMs - Evan, Garrett
      • Find Brad's EEPROM code
  • Robot Intro Page - Emily
    • Check here if you have any questions about robot components, how to use them
  • XBee Unit Tests - David
    • xbee.h does not expose most of the functions needed to test
  • SWE Partnership
    • Introduce high school girls to engineering and robotics
  • Cleanup after yourselves
  • Check meeting minutes if you need to look up info from meetings
  • Check your email all the time ... that's how you will receive Colony info
  • Part Order List - Jimmy
    • Encoders - Austin
    • Longer Range Rangefinders