Status Updates: 04/23/10

Weeks of 04/09/10 - 04/23/10

  • MoM: SURG - Formation Control - Alex, James C., Joel, Echo, Dan J.
    • 1.5 weeks
    • Presentation type: Poster
      • Need to start preparing poster. Need to get to George by Monday before MoM
        • Everyone can pitch in. Look at older posters in the club.
      • Presenters: Alex and James C.
      • Get MATLAB simulation from Brad for poster/video
    • Formations Videos: film on Wednesday with Jimmy
      • Get to Circle
      • Equal Spacing
      • Group Move
        • > 70% probably done by Wednesday
        • Problem is in "Smart Turn"
      • Unlink (lemmings)
    • Compasses - No one stepped up. We don't get to use them. Maybe next year. :(
  • Library/Wireless Clean-up - David, Ben W, Abe
    • wl_get_basic can now receive packets
      • might be a bug when receiving longer packets
    • wl_dispatch can now receive packets
    • there's corruption in larger packets between the xbee and the dragonfly, so we might have to do our own checksum and acking instead of letting the xbee do it for us
    • ACK system can tell if an ack arrived
      • still no resending
    • equivalent to the old library in this current state
  • Scout
    • Will it continue? If so, what is the hard game plan?
      • Resources have been allocated which need to be accounted for
      • If project will not continue after developers leave, then they need to document what they've learned
      • Add people to mailing list rc-scout (esp. people staying over the summer)
      • HW state
        • hardware design is well-documented
        • board manufacture (components) has been unsuccessful so far
        • Kevin needs someone to pass it off to
        • Options
          • get rid of ARM, run one or more AVRs
    • RI can help if we can commit to it (need younger members who are interested)
      • OS - help from group (Qwerk) which got linux kernel on an ARM processor (contact George)
        • learn from Brad and Evan wants to help, meet Sunday May 2 @ 2pm
          • Alex and Echo (also talk to Ben and Abe)
      • Board population/manufacturing/fabrication - single guy in RI possibly willing to instruct (contact George)
        • learn from Kevin, meet Sunday May 2 @ 2pm
          • Joseph and Dan J.
  • Demo Folder - Evan
  • Filter Design - Emily
  • Diagnostic Station - Austin
  • Timer Manager - Austin, Brad
  • Rangefinders Fitting - Brad, Ben P, Megan