Status Updates: 11/19/10

Week of 11/12/10 - 11/19/10

For next semester: go through tabled stuff

Current Projects:

  • Materials
    • Willis Chang and John H.
    • Better terrain for hunter-prey etc. (Walls)
    • SURG Mats (Paper, roads, reflective paint)
      • Talk to photographer for getting more free large-scale paper
  • Line-Following Hardware
    • Drilling holes is ok
    • Mount the line following sensors using mounts
      • Keep in mind where wires go
      • We should be ok to start without Nico
  • SURG - Traffic Navigation
    • Assignments
      • Highways - Alex Z, Matt, Mark, Abe, James, Dev
      • Intersections - Ben, Jeff, Priya, Alex L, Willis, Joseph
      • Barcodes - Dan J., John S., Willis
    • DEMO
      • So far: drives on a line, some left turns work, highways work but not integrated.
      • Todo: put in barcodes and highways, make intersections cleaner
      • Merge linefollowing code into library
      • DEMO should run for a long time without problems
    • Todo: Merge sets of #defines (Priya's and Dan's) to not replicate intersection types
      • Will work on this in and around finals, as time allows.
  • SURG - Diagnostic Station - John H, John S, Chris M
    • Got our new computer!
      • Put an OS on it (Ubuntu Server -> Ubuntu)
    • Mechanical assembly making good progress
    • Exploring options for electrical side:
      • Use a dragonfly board either as stand-alone or as an intermediate to a full-blown computer
      • Use an Arduino as an intermediate to a full-blown computer
      • Use a LabVIEW data collection system with a full-blown computer
      • George mentioned small USB devices which give you access to analog channels. Might have to write drivers for it, though.
    • Use a camera for IR detection - Evan has
  • Scout
    • No new updates.
Cleaning up old projects
  • Filter Design - Emily
  • Rangefinders Fitting - Brad, Ben P, Megan
    • From last week: Speak with Megan - Ben P
    • Did this happen?