Status Updates: 04/09/10

Weeks of 04/02/10 - 04/09/10

  • Meeting of the Minds
    • 3 weeks
    • Presentation type: Poster (laptop for videos)
  • SURG - Formation Control - Nico, Alex, James C., Joel, Echo
    • Modularize formations
      • Get to a circle
        • Moving to FSM within FSM architecture for higher level control
      • Equal spacing on circle
      • Move circle
        • Echo working on driving straight with encoders
      • Unlink circle into a follow-the-leader, and relink back into a circle
        • Sometimes follow each other (robots get lost with 3+)
        • Token ring works great with 2
        • Could try using BOM 1.5s to not use token ring
    • Compasses: who wants to take the lead on interfacing with robots?
      • Chris will start, looking for newer member also (Nico)
  • Library/Wireless Clean-up - David, Ben W, Abe
    • wl_get_basic can now receive packets
    • Next week finish testing receiving functions and start testing all of the sending functions. Also move to testing the ACK system.
  • Demo Folder - Evan
    • can type make DemoName in the root demo directory to make and program the demo
    • Demos list: Hunter-Prey, joystick, smart run around
      • check all of these before the Open House (next Friday)
      • Brad will work on integrating joystick with Hunter-Prey
  • Filter Design - Emily
  • Diagnostic Station - Austin
  • Timer Manager - Austin, Brad
  • Rangefinders Fitting - Brad, Ben P, Megan