Subgroup Updates

Board Team - Julian

  • Power circuit 5V and 3.3V work! :D
  • Push button controller has minor error, but works with planned fix
  • 1.8V not working yet
This week's goals:
  • Get 1.8V working
  • Start preparing for microcontroller on board

Software Team - Priya

  • Wireless on Scoutsim
  • Some progress on GUI
  • Some progress on Sonar
  • Odometry is stupid and we hate it
This week's goals:
  • Continue work on GUI, Sonar, & Odometry

Low Level Software Team - Tom

  • Installed ROS on Gumstix image (not yet on Gumstix)
    • Succesfully fits into 2 GB!
This week's goals:
  • Gumstix
    • Test accelerometer over i2c
    • Test PWM output with o-scope
  • AVR
    • Some more code?

Mechanical Team - Peyton

  • Met and discussed chalk
    • Can we actually hold chalk? Iffy...
    • Can we use liquid chalk? Liquid is hard (not in the physical sense)
    • Lots more brainstorming
This week's goals:
  • Some prototyping to determine feasibility
  • Make some liquid chalk


  • Mechanically oriented: chalk thing
  • Interested in helping:
    • Patricia
    • Peyton
    • Matt
    • Julian
    • Priya
  • Due October 24th
  • Emails about meetings pending, from Priya

Intro lab 1

  • Starting Monday the 22nd
  • Range sensors, BOM, odometry... great fun!