Log 10-27-2011

  • Attendance
    • Present: Chris, Jim, Priya, Dan, Nick, Doci, Tom M, Nick, Tom W, Alex
    • Excused: Julian, Jeff, Matt
    • Absent: Graham, Sean, Peter, Kaven, Harrison
  • Updates:
    • MikroKopter built, flown
    • Lots of new publicity channels, youtube, new email
    • Quadrotor admin password sa**** - let me know if you want it
  • Panda
    • Need to get ROS communicating over wireless via a roscore on an external computer
    • Get a router!
      • Djacobs: By Saturday.
    • Test some version of RGBDSlam
    • Test the new ROS-Mikrokopter drivers
  • New git repository
    • I moved our old stuff over.
  • Carbon Fiber is hard to find in 8x8!
    • We should just grab some aluminum and design the frame
    • Need volunteers; design review in 1 week
  • Build guardrail
    • Harrison created a model and emailed the guy at the machine shop
  • How to fly the quadrotor
    • Come to meetings
    • Spend 2 hours on the simulator (it's on bumblebee)
    • I'd like to use the old quadrotor as our toy. Let's build that and fly it a lot.
  • Put someone in charge of photos/videos/twitter/youtube?
  • Flew a weight test
    • MikroKopter can lift about 2 pounds (lifted the large gear in the shop)
    • Kinect currently weighs 1 pound, but we'll cut the frame and cut down
    • PandaBoard is a fraction of a pound. So we have no issues.
  • Where to mount the Kinect?
    • On top means we don't lose field of view when we move forward. We also don't land on the Kinect
    • A lot of other projects put it on the bottom, where there's more space and maybe less motor interference.
    • Once we have the foam, we may also be able to put it on the front of the quadrotor's X shape.
  • Tickets Assigned:
    • Make a private repository for ROS-MikroKopter driver stuff
    • Order 8x7 carbon fiber
    • Tom - design aluminum frame
    • Update twitter (Nick/Jeff?)