Meeting Minutes February 21st

Subgroup Updates

Software Team - Priya

Accomplished:
  • Worked with Tom to get software more compatible with hardware
    • Fixed ROS namespace issue by making the scoutname parameter in libscout optional
This week's goals:
  • Fix motors not turning off when exiting behaviors
  • Complete smart runaround
  • Continue working on auto-generated behaviors

Mechanical Team - Peyton

Accomplished
  • Finalized design, and fixed issue with the pump always needing water
This week's goals:
  • Make a tank model

Board Team - Julian

Accomplished:
  • Progress on paint board
  • Fixed power issues
    • Scout board now starts off, and button turns it on
    • Gumstix now turns off the board power after shutting down
  • Sent out new rev. of battery charger board
  • Rewired some of scout1
This week's goals:
  • Finally talk to Physics department
  • Send out paint board

Low Level Software Team - Tom

Accomplished:
  • Even more things now launch on boot
  • Behaviors work, though there are still some changes to make
  • A slightly better understanding of wireless? Also, Matt's in touch with someone who knows about the Atmega128rfa1
    • Our chip may be compatible with XBee, but mesh networking will require more work with XBee than just the AVR
    • Should we abandon XBee?
  • Unfortunately cliff sensors won't be attached yet. Complain at Julian.
This week's goals:
  • How do we wireless?
    • Forge partnership with people who know what's going on
    • Hopefully we can test at some point in the future
  • Stepper homing

Intro Lab 2

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