Status Updates: 10/29/10

Week of 10/22/10 - 10/29/10

  • New meeting time!
    • Monday and Thursday, 6:30 - 8:30

Current Projects:

  • Introductory Labs - John, Alex, Joseph, Abe, James, Nico
    • Biggest issue: document what robots work for Lab1 and 2
      • People assigned to this: Alex, Abe, John H, James
    • Lab2 Demo Day!!!!
      • All bots checkpointed and ready to go
      • RefBot also ready
      • To the High Bay!
      • Winner is: Matt
  • New Assignments
    • Better terrain for hunter-prey etc. (Walls)
    • SURG Mats (Paper, roads, reflective paint)
      • John H.
      • Alex
    • SURG Barcodes
      • Dan Jacobs
      • John
    • SURG Intersection Behavior
      • Ben
      • Jeff
      • Priya
      • Alex L
      • Willis
      • Joseph
    • SURG Highway Passing
      • Alex Z
      • Matt
      • Mark
      • Abe
      • James
    • Hardware (Nico)
    • Diagnostic Station
      • John H
      • Need an ECE person
      • John
      • Can Evan help?
      • Look for new person
  • SURG - Traffic Navigation - Ben, Dan Shope, Dan J., Vinay, Dev
    • Awesome progress!
      • Dan's line following can navigate intersections
      • Ben's doubly linked list (of robots) works for intersections
      • Time to integrate them together
    • Sensors work now that other things don't mess them up.
    • Collimator for the sensor - doesn't look like we need this anymore.
    • Need to get supplies and make a map for the bots.
      • Possibly use a whiteboard, or black tape, or printed
    • Sensors and MUX's have been ordered
    • Nico will start work on a MUX so we can have all the sensors working.
      • Progress here?
    • Time to break into groups and assign tasks
      • Line Following/Bar code optimization - Dan J
      • Intersection behavior - Ben
      • Highway behavior - Alex
  • Diagnostic Station - John H.
    • Mechanical side is largely developed, need people interested in interfacing the electrical system with the mechanical system.
    • SURG proposal submitted
      • Everyone should accept the invitation
  • Scout - Dan Shope
    • Scoutfly v1.1 Arrived! 5 boards from Gold Phoenix
      • Began soldering/assembly on Thursday
    • Breakfly arriving this week from ITeadStudio
    • Moving to 100:1 ratio motors (3-4mph, 10lb payload) for increased torque
    • BOM Test code (send,receive) - Evan, Abe, Justin S
    • Got a contact for Gumstix, sending a donation/sample request - Chris Mar
  • Talk to companies for funding
    • Qualcomm
    • SpaceX
  • Good old ticket ideas
    • Reminder to start on some of these as assigned last week.
Cleaning up old projects
  • Filter Design - Emily
  • Rangefinders Fitting - Brad, Ben P, Megan
    • From last week: Speak with Megan - Ben P
    • Did this happen?