Meeting Minutes 9/13/2012

Subgroup Updates

Low Level Software - Ben

  • ROS serial working
  • Range sensors working
  • BOM initial testing good
  • Not sure if all of these will work at the same time
  • Not sure on status of wireless

Board - Julian

  • Need to populate newest revision

Simulator (and ROS) - Alex

  • Can handle:
    • Motor speeds
    • Odometry, sort of
    • Line following
  • No sonar yet

Behaviors - Priya


Mechanical

  • Need backplate
  • At some point, want to design process for fabricating scouts. Probably molding
  • Maybe also build another accessory

New Subgroup Leaders

  • Low level software: Tom
  • Board: Julian
  • Software (includes simulator and behaviors): Priya
  • Mechanical: We shall see

Subgroup Goals

  • Low level software
    • Motor drivers
    • Encoders
    • Stepper motor driver
  • Board
    • Power circuit working
    • Able to program microcontroller
  • Software
    • Simulator
      • Use encoder readings
      • Finish sonar infrastructure
      • Cliff sensors
    • Behaviors
      • Come up with a cool demoable project
        • Drawing with chalk
        • Impromptu sensor network
        • Capture the flag
  • Mechanical
    • Maybe a new accessory
      • Claw for picking up or dropping things
      • RF repeaters for dropping in an impromptu sensor network in a colony of low cost robots
      • Electromagnets
      • Attach a marker or chalk for turtle graphics
      • Ramps for stair climbing
    • Figure out fabrication process

Intro Labs

Subgroup lists

Low level software

  • Chris, cburchha
  • Haley, hdalzell
  • Ben, bwasserm
  • Anson, sicongw
  • Brian, malehorn
  • Charles, cpchong
  • Brent, bstrysko
  • Steven, szo
  • Hui Jun, htay

Board

  • Zach, zsd
  • Ken, kyli
  • Ned, edwillia
  • Rachael, rnortega
  • Patricia, pax
  • Miles, mblodnic
  • Anson, sicongw

Simulator

  • Andi, andiwang
  • Matt, ?

Behaviors

  • Zach, zsd
  • Ken, kyli
  • Matt, mbryant
  • Miles, mblodnic
  • Misty, ?
  • Hui Jun, htay

Mechanical

  • Tommy, tmi
  • Paton prandolp
  • Zach, zsd
  • Gushen, gshen
  • Rachael, rnortega
  • Patricia, pax
  • Ian, ihartwig