10-14-2009

Section Updates

Percussion:

  • SnareTom
    • Needs to be made
    • Needs to SUBMIT A BUDGET AND TIMELINE
  • Hi-Hat
    • Need Piston
    • Need bore/force calculations
  • Crash Cymbal next semester
    • Goes with SnareTom assembly
    • Put it on SURG
  • Xylobot
    • Making hand circuit
    • Considering printed circuit

Wind/Brass:

  • Brass
    • Continue research
    • Build spinny air thing
    • Test spinny air thing
  • Flutophone
    • Fingers move!
    • Add solenoid valve
    • Add finger pad
    • Finish programming
    • Consider calibration options

String:

  • Whamola
    • Finish contruction of instrument
      • Needs to be done BY NEXT WEEK to stay on schedule
      • We have a long weekend...
    • String the instrument
    • Finalize pulling/hitting design

Conducting:

  • Communication
    • Testing on Xylobot
  • Interface
    • Learning Processing

MONEY

Robo-Scholarship

  • $500 to two projects
    • at least 3 have replied, estimated 6 will apply
  • Need to present this sunday at 3:00PM. Who can help?
  • Presentation Guidelines
    • Project overview (an abstract)
    • Current Team members & plans for recruitment
    • Timeline
    • Budget (with justification)
    • What do we want form officers?
    • Why do we deserve funding?
  • Things we should emphasize
    • Size
    • Involvement
    • image
    • most likely to succeeed
    • good to show off
    • gets most non-engineers involved
      • we have music majors and performance majors etc
      • interdisciplinary
    • emphasize gig
    • lots of new things, despite being an old project
      • history of finishing our projects

SURG

http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AcmNSUVvNltNZGZnYzg4bjdfOWZwd2RoNjh2&hl=en

  • Need to finish budget
  • Need to smooth out written portion
  • Things EVERYONE should do:
    • Make sure your name is on the project, if it isnt, let me know
    • You should read over the SURG, and then improve it. send me your email for access to the google doc