10-07-2009

Project Updates

  • String section - Whamola
    • Some parts constructed
    • Steel arrived
    • Musical parts? Doug? here?
    • Finish contruction before friday?
    • Install musical stuff on friday
    • make it hand playable by next meeting
  • Wind section
    • Airflow/Pneumatics - mike
      • lips?
      • plan out air system for full orchestra
        • flutophone
        • brassbot
        • bassbot
        • HiHatbot
    • brassbot
      • lips?
    • flutophone
      • mechanical objectives?
      • electrical/programming objectives?
      • transfer documentation to the wiki? (DanS where is it now?)
  • Percussion section
    • HiHat
      • We got temporary cymbals: thanks Sandy!
      • Will be re purposing old snarebot
      • Will be using pneumatics to control foot
        • Side note: team members bring specific ideas to next meeting
        • need to rummage/shop for a good piston
      • permanent Cymbals: Dan? hows that looking? been in touch with the folks lately?
    • Bassbot
      • Should be in good shape
      • Someone should optimize the hosing, theres some serious leaking in there
      • Captain: Doug
      • Documentation: Needs to be done
      • Experimental delay times for diffrn't strokes
    • Xylobot
      • Its a percussion instrument, right? YES
      • Put on its own board
      • Inverter board - Nico status? need help? hows tonight looking?
        • Maybe we can reverse the polarity
        • inverter backup
      • Documentation - I need to finish it.
    • Snarebot
      • @Dan Shope: help me help you.
        • Get me a timeline
        • Get me a budget
        • Get me a list of what you want me.group to do for you
      • needs to be done before november now that hihat has dibs on old snarebot!!!
  • Programing Section
    • Communicatoin
      • Master
        • Simply distributes serial packets
        • Adminstrative commands
          • (in braces {}?)
          • ex sets play mode (buffered vs real time)
          • ex polls for the xylobot to see if its connected
      • Xylobot
        • Done
        • Documented
      • Percussion
        • SnareBot - unstarted
        • BassBot - unstarted
        • HiHat - unstarted
        • Should it include xylobot or is it strictly a drumset?
      • Wind
        • Flutophone - unstarted
        • Brassbot - unstarted
        • Held notes
    • Interface
      • Major progress
      • what is our target audience?
      • Photoshop example: dshope
    • Algorithms
      • ?

Administrivia

  • Roster?
    • I would like a list of active users vs subscribed people
    • do we want to give eachother contact info?
    • potentially on redmine Wiki
  • andrew IDs
    • i need them to set up code repository
  • Roborchestra website
    • update the content?
    • update the members area?
      • need a short blurb
      • see the example

SURG

  • Old SURG
    • Where is it
    • How much to change
  • Broad year objectives
    • Improve interface
    • Add more instruments
      • hihat
      • brass instrument
      • whamola
    • public performances
      • skibo/underground
      • halftime of game
  • Money
    • from individual project pages