Activity

From 09/24/2011 to 10/23/2011

10/23/2011

04:06 am Task #1871 (Assigned): Make wiring kits for Scout
Make connectors and wiring stuff for Scout. See attached pdf when ready. Priyanka Deo
04:04 am Task #1870 (Assigned): Create Scout Chassis
3D Print parts for Scout and finish them. Make them out of plastic if we can. Priyanka Deo
04:03 am Task #1869 (Assigned): Print and Test Scoutfly
Once Scoutfly is finished being designed, print the boards and test them to make sure they work. Priyanka Deo
04:02 am Task #1868 (Duplicate): Scoutfly Boards
Finish designing Scoutfly board so we can get it printed. Priyanka Deo
04:01 am Task #1867 (Assigned): Charging Base
Design and Create charging base so we can charge scout Priyanka Deo
03:05 am Task #1857: Make ARM command Sonar on AVR
See image for more information. Priyanka Deo
02:52 am Task #1857 (Assigned): Make ARM command Sonar on AVR
Command AVR to scan sonar at predetermined positions (ie -90, 0, 90deg) based on user program Priyanka Deo
03:01 am Task #1864: "Automated" Turning
ALSO, Calculate maths for PWM setpoints based on desired turning radius. provide different testbeds (hard, soft, slip... Priyanka Deo
03:01 am Task #1864 (Assigned): "Automated" Turning
Using feedback from gyroscope and encoders in order to track position change, estimate PWM setpoints to make user req... Priyanka Deo
02:59 am Task #1863: Track Encoders
NOTE: this may be made super easy or useless if we can get pose/position estimation using IMU. Priyanka Deo
02:59 am Task #1863: Track Encoders
ALSO, convert encoder values to real world tracking, might need to use gyroscope for accuracy of turning. Priyanka Deo
02:58 am Task #1863 (Assigned): Track Encoders
Track position of each encoder based on polling topic/motor node Priyanka Deo
02:57 am Task #1862 (Assigned): Control Motors (ARM)
Set PWM outputs on appropriate pins. Control motors using ARM Priyanka Deo
02:56 am Task #1861 (Assigned): Motor & Encoder Wiring
1. Wire motors to Scoutfly outputs or motor driver breakout boards
2. Wire encoders to ARM inputs
Priyanka Deo
02:54 am Task #1860 (Assigned): Pose Estimation
Use filtered IMU data to estimate Scout pose/orientation/position. Priyanka Deo
02:53 am Task #1858 (Assigned): Read IMU values and send to ARM
Poll Gyroscope and i2c Accelerometer pins, add packet to queue Priyanka Deo
02:51 am Task #1856 (Assigned): Sonar on ARM
Receive sonar position and range from AVR, convert to inches & cm, publish to topic
Might become super easy with A...
Priyanka Deo
02:50 am Task #1855 (Assigned): Automate Stepping and Sonar Reading
Call stepper moving and sonar triggering function so that Sonar steps then reads then steps again. Does not blur read... Priyanka Deo
02:49 am Task #1854 (Assigned): Send Sonar Readings to ARM
read pulse width data from (2) sonars, add to packet queue, send to ARM Priyanka Deo
02:48 am Task #1853 (Assigned): Sonar Position Tracking
Write homing sequence to calibrate position, Track position when commanding stepper to move Priyanka Deo
02:48 am Task #1852 (Assigned): Get Sonar Stepping and Reading
Command stepper driver to step and set direction bits. Trigger sonar by setting output pin to high (momentarily). Del... Priyanka Deo
02:46 am Task #1851 (Assigned): Sonar Wiring
1. wire stepper to stepper driver outputs, sonar to trigger pin
2. wire homing switch to input pin
3. wire sona...
Priyanka Deo
02:41 am Task #1849: Proximity Test
If driver code is written and tested, see if you can read the broadcasted message. Priyanka Deo
02:38 am Task #1849 (Fixed): Proximity Test
Construct a test unit with single BOM hardware pair facing a wall (surface can be swapped) at varying distances and s... Priyanka Deo
02:40 am Task #1847: BOM Interference Testing
If driver code is written and tested, output a unique message for each transmitter, and see what comes in (if anythin... Priyanka Deo
02:36 am Task #1847 (Assigned): BOM Interference Testing
Construct a test unit w/ 2 transmitters firing at a single receiver (all can be on same processor). can trigger LEDs ... Priyanka Deo
02:39 am Task #1850 (Assigned): BOM Driver Code
functions for encoding and decoding using modified Sharp protocol @ 38Hz modulation. Requires decision regarding sche... Priyanka Deo
02:37 am Task #1848 (Wontfix): Coverage Testing
Construct multiple (2-3) independent units with all 4 sensors in a layout matching the Scout robot. Position in varyi... Priyanka Deo
02:35 am Task #1846 (Fixed): Test 2 BOMS
construct a test unit w/ 2 BOM hardware units with preferential orientation and see if they can communicate with each... Priyanka Deo
02:35 am Task #1845 (Fixed): Single BOM Test
construct a test unit with a single BOM hardware pair, use a universal TV remote to test receiver Priyanka Deo
02:30 am Task #1730 (Fixed): Learn ROS
Priyanka Deo
02:29 am Task #1777 (Fixed): Parts Order for Fall Prototype Testing
Got them. In electronics cubby. Priyanka Deo

10/17/2011

05:44 pm Task #1725 (Fixed): Get ROS on Gumstix
Jeff Cooper
09:43 pm Task #1789 (Fixed): Test Cliff Sensors
Completed. (3) Cliff sensors will remain integrated into the mechanicals - sensor population is optional based on cos... Dan Shope

10/15/2011

07:17 pm Task #1789: Test Cliff Sensors
Tested 3 cliff sensors mounted on chassis. Same power for test rig. Made sure batteries stayed above 6v for all of te... Alexander Lam
12:40 pm Task #1789: Test Cliff Sensors
Cliff sensors have been mounted in new chassis, facing down vertically. We will need to test on this chassis to see h... Dan Shope
07:12 pm Bug #1807: Website Work Log
Add pricing page (placeholder) Dan Shope
12:39 pm Task #1798: Mechanical Work Log
-* tighten geometry around pivot nut-
-* extend boss for IR emitters-
-* make all motor wiring holes match-
-* smalle...
Dan Shope

10/14/2011

03:03 am Task #1825: Create ROS Node: Wireless
Assignment changed to Prashant as per last status meeting. Alexander Lam

10/13/2011

06:18 pm Task #1830 (Assigned): Create ROS Node: Analog
Create the ROS node for the analog. The git repo can be found: git clone ssh://roboclub.org/home/svn/scoutos. The nod... Ben Wasserman
06:16 pm Task #1829 (Assigned): Create ROS Node: BOM
Create the ROS node for the BOM. The git repo can be found: git clone ssh://roboclub.org/home/svn/scoutos. The node d... Ben Wasserman
06:07 pm Task #1828 (Assigned): Create ROS Node: Cliffsensors
Create the ROS node for the cliffsensors. The git repo can be found: git clone ssh://roboclub.org/home/svn/scoutos. T... Ben Wasserman
06:06 pm Task #1827 (Fixed): Create ROS Node: AVR Bridge
Create the ROS node for the avr bridge. The git repo can be found: git clone ssh://roboclub.org/home/svn/scoutos. The... Ben Wasserman
06:06 pm Task #1826 (Assigned): Create ROS Node: USB Serial
Create the ROS node for the USB serial. The git repo can be found: git clone ssh://roboclub.org/home/svn/scoutos. The... Ben Wasserman
06:05 pm Task #1825 (Assigned): Create ROS Node: Wireless
Create the ROS node for the wireless. The git repo can be found: git clone ssh://roboclub.org/home/svn/scoutos. The n... Ben Wasserman
06:04 pm Task #1824 (Fixed): Create ROS Node: Sonar
Create the ROS node for the sonar. The git repo can be found: git clone ssh://roboclub.org/home/svn/scoutos. The node... Ben Wasserman
06:02 pm Task #1823 (Assigned): Create ROS Node: Encoders
Create the ROS node for the encoders. The git repo can be found: git clone ssh://roboclub.org/home/svn/scoutos. The n... Ben Wasserman
06:02 pm Task #1822 (Assigned): Create ROS Node: Accessory
Create the ROS node for the accessory. The git repo can be found: git clone ssh://roboclub.org/home/svn/scoutos. The ... Ben Wasserman
05:59 pm Task #1821 (Assigned): Create ROS Node: IMU
Create the ROS node for the IMU. The git repo can be found: git clone ssh://roboclub.org/home/svn/scoutos. The node d... Ben Wasserman
05:58 pm Task #1820 (Fixed): Create ROS Node: Power
Create the ROS node for the power system. The git repo can be found: git clone ssh://roboclub.org/home/svn/scoutos. T... Ben Wasserman
05:57 pm Task #1819 (Fixed): Create ROS Node: Headlights
Create the ROS node for the headlights. The git repo can be found: git clone ssh://roboclub.org/home/svn/scoutos. The... Ben Wasserman
05:55 pm Task #1818 (Assigned): Create ROS Node: Timer
Create the ROS node for the timer. The git repo can be found: git clone ssh://roboclub.org/home/svn/scoutos. The node... Ben Wasserman
05:51 pm Task #1817 (Assigned): Create ROS Node: Buttons
Create the ROS node for the buttons. The git repo can be found: git clone ssh://roboclub.org/home/svn/scoutos Ben Wasserman

10/12/2011

10:16 am Enhancement #1808 (Assigned): Video for Scout Intro
ala Google's awesome sketchy intro videos
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QRO3gKj3qw&feature=results_main&playnext=1...
Dan Shope
10:09 am Bug #1807 (Assigned): Website Work Log
-Add pictures to the sensors & comm page on www.colonyscout.com-
-Default mode for sensors should be expanded, not...
Dan Shope

10/11/2011

12:16 pm Bug #1806: Gumstix Memory Change
I believe I'm using more recent bootloaders than October 2010. If not, the actual boot process and what is booting (... Jeff Cooper
12:05 pm Bug #1806 (Wontfix): Gumstix Memory Change
FYI, new Gumstix boards have changed hardware
http://www.gumstix.org/hardware-design/product-changes-known-issues-a-...
Dan Shope
02:28 am Task #1805: Cheaper Gumstix, Check Compatiblity
The lack of onboard NAND (flash memory) is not a problem. What could potentially be a problem is that it only has ha... Jeff Cooper
02:15 am Task #1805 (Fixed): Cheaper Gumstix, Check Compatiblity
See if this is a drop-in replacement for our current (Overo Earth) Gumstix. We could save $35/board.
https://www.gum...
Dan Shope

10/10/2011

04:02 pm Enhancement #1799 (Fixed): Setup support@colonyscout.com
We have a Google Apps domain setup for ColonyScout - this has our docs, mail, etc.
Support@ has been added to this...
Dan Shope
02:52 pm Enhancement #1530: Create roboclub demo
Bumped for Oct 23 Pittsburgh Maker Faire Dan Shope
12:00 pm Task #1801 (Fixed): Call Freeman Supply about Color Mixing
Called Tech Support this morning - No degradation of performance or shelf life (as long as using Freeman or Huntsman ... Dan Shope

10/09/2011

03:07 pm Task #1791 (Fixed): Fastener Purchasing
Reimbursement received. Dan Shope
03:05 pm Task #1801 (Fixed): Call Freeman Supply about Color Mixing
Find out if it is safe (no degradation of shelf life/performance) to store Urethanes with premixed (liquid) colors. W... Dan Shope
03:01 pm Task #1800 (Assigned): Research PCB Assemby Costing
Max B has worked with EPD (http://www.epdelectronics.com/gallery.html) outside of Pittsburgh - slow turn, high volume. Dan Shope
03:01 pm Enhancement #1799 (Fixed): Setup support@colonyscout.com
For email based support - forward to colony.scout@gmail.com - this ties into our Assistly customer support help desk. Dan Shope
04:54 am Task #1789: Test Cliff Sensors
Also, it makes sense that it works poorly at the angled orientation - the surface roughness has to be > wavelength in... Dan Shope
04:51 am Task #1789: Test Cliff Sensors
Great work!
We should still look at the signal (scope or log via microcontroller) lines to see what the transient ...
Dan Shope
03:57 am Task #1798 (Assigned): Mechanical Work Log
* Create undercut latch for hood (center, recess on front lip)
* Increase height of hood scoop (aesthetic)
* Model ...
Dan Shope

10/08/2011

12:49 am Task #1789: Test Cliff Sensors
Preliminary Test Results:
Test Rig:
Power: Colony 5xNi-MH battery pack (charged, or at least above 6v for entire te...
Alexander Lam
10:53 pm Task #1789: Test Cliff Sensors
Test various speeds
Suggested
* Slow - 5 in/sec
* Medium - 15 in/sec
* Fast - >25 in/sec
Dan Shope
11:34 pm Enhancement #1797 (Assigned): Design SmartFly Smart Acessory Reference Board
Based on Arduino Pro Mini (schematic) - see http://www.roboticsclub.org/redmine/projects/colonyscout/wiki/ECESmartAcc... Dan Shope
11:01 pm Enhancement #1796 (Assigned): Audio Command & Output Accessory
Microphone + Speaker output, possible use a speech generation chip and/or voice recognition chip OR load software ont... Dan Shope
10:59 pm Task #1724: Money Requisition
Looking for >$4000 for development (prototyping and manufacturing) of 5-10 robot kits for internal use in the Robotic... Dan Shope
10:51 pm Task #1793 (Fixed): Create mockup for Cliff Sensor Testing
Dan Shope

10/07/2011

01:38 pm Task #1777: Parts Order for Fall Prototype Testing
Sent order to Robbie. Waiting on parts. Priyanka Deo
04:57 am Task #1793 (Fixed): Create mockup for Cliff Sensor Testing
Build a mock Scout (or provide dimensions to MechE team) that holds (3) cliff sensors for testing. Dan Shope
04:52 am Task #1792 (Assigned): Electronics Purchasing, OCT-08
IN PROGRESS
*Digikey*
QTY 12 - Power Switch - http://search.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?x=0&y=0&lang=en&...
Dan Shope
04:48 am Task #1791 (Fixed): Fastener Purchasing
File for reimbursement:
QTY 2 - 100pk 1/4" Threading Screws - http://www.mcmaster.com/#93878a106/=edu5mj
QTY 1 - 50...
Dan Shope

10/06/2011

02:01 am Task #1789 (Fixed): Test Cliff Sensors
Option 1:
Wire cliff sensors directly to LEDs, move across different surfaces and record behavior (false positives, ...
Dan Shope

10/05/2011

03:43 pm Task #1431 (Wontfix): Spec front air filter foam
Dan Shope
03:43 pm Task #1480 (Wontfix): Find red Powder Coating
Dan Shope
03:43 pm Enhancement #1485 (Fixed): Viability of switching Gyros (larger range, faster, cheaper, smaller)
Dan Shope
03:43 pm Task #1514 (Wontfix): Powdercoating from Electro-kote
Dan Shope

10/03/2011

02:53 pm Task #1777: Parts Order for Fall Prototype Testing
Three vendors - SparkFun, Newark, and Pololu - please group by vendor before sending on to Treasurer/Peggy.
I've o...
Dan Shope
02:44 pm Task #1777 (Fixed): Parts Order for Fall Prototype Testing
For testing IR BOM
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|8|60K6999|"Page":http://www.newark.com/vishay-semiconductor/tsop4838/ir-re...
Dan Shope
 

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