Status Updates: 10/08/10

Week of 10/01/10 - 10/08/10

  • Lab1 Demos
  • Lab2 Released!
  • Presentations on state machines, SVN

Current Projects:

  • SURG - Traffic Navigation - Ben, Dan Shope, Dan J., Vinay, Dev
    • Sensors work now that other things don't mess them up.
      • Dev writing line following
      • Vinay writing bar-code reader.
    • Ready for testing! Good line following for next week.
    • Collimator for the sensor - Megan will work on it next week.
      • Mounting rather than collimating would be better, now that sensors work.
    • Time to make a poster to drive on
      • Test how thick the lines should be
      • Possibly use a whiteboard, or black tape
    • Order a full set for the rest of Colony - or for some of Colony.
    • Nico will start work on a MUX so we can have all the sensors working.
  • Introductory Labs - John, Alex, Joseph, Abe, James, Nico
    • Released today.
    • Biggest issue: document what robots work for Lab1 and 2
      • People assigned to this: Alex, Abe, John H, James
    • Planning for Lab2
      • Checkpoint after a week
      • Ben working on wireless test and referee
  • Diagnostic Station - John H.
    • Parts Ordered!
    • Mechanical side is largely developed, need people interested in interfacing the electrical system with the mechanical system.
  • Scout - Dan Shope
    • Scoutfly v1.1 ordered Monday (6 boards) from Gold Phoenix)
    • Breakfly DFM Testing Monday, prototyping next week
    • New motors, now travels 4-6mph (walking speed) and still carries 5lb payload
    • BOM Test code (send,receive) - Evan, Abe, Justin S
    • Got a contact for Gumstix, sending a donation/sample request - Chris Mar
  • SURG for next semester
    • Diagnostic Station
  • Talk to companies for funding
    • Qualcomm
    • SpaceX
  • Good old ticket ideas
    • Reminder to start on some of these as assigned last week.
  • Administrative - John S
    • Add new members to roboclub(8) after intro labs
Cleaning up old projects
  • Filter Design - Emily
  • Rangefinders Fitting - Brad, Ben P, Megan
    • From last week: Speak with Megan - Ben P
    • Did this happen?