Minutes 10-20-2011 -- Hardware Meeting

Stuff Going On

  • Handed out driver codes to people
    • BOM
      • Spam messages constantly?
      • What happens if receiver gets message from two robots at roughly same time
        • Test on sensors! Find out where they are from Dshope
        • Signal Seperation
    • Motors
      • ?
    • Sonar --Hand off to new member
      • Doing it today
    • IMU
      • Almost Done
    • CliffSensors
      • ?
  • Purchased sensors
  • Need to place a new order
    • Waiting for confirmation from Dshope
    • Follow up with Robbie
  • Dshope drew up all the testing platforms for BOM
    • BOM testing - Get Nick&Tom in touch with Dshope
  • Alex did some Cliff Sensor Testing
    • Mounted face down. Works pretty well on several different surfaces. Fails on carpet.
  • AVR_Bridge is outdated now. We need to look at ROS Serial instead
  • Tom will help Abe with circuit boards

Drivers assigned to people

  • BOM (Nick & Tom)
  • Motors/encoders (Ben)
  • Sonar (Alex Z)
  • IMU (Priya)
  • CliffSensors (Lambda)

SURG

  • Handed in YAY!
  • Paper?
    • Software Paper Ideas
      1. Scheduler
    • Electrical Paper Ideas
      1. Design of Scout
        • BOM
    • Conferences
      1. ICRA in September
      2. AAAI

Other

  • SVN&GIT tutorial
    • Monday General Meeting
  • Colony Scout website got updated
    • If something doesnt work tell Dan