From Maslab 2011
Monday January 3
Today we attended lecture and then assembled our pegbot and got it driving. Trying to get a jump on the work ahead of us, we took pictures of the field and of the balls with our webcam for vision testing and started to wire up several IR sensors and a gyro.
Dan finalized 4-bar synthesis for the mechanism that raises the ball hopper up over the wall. He also figured out how everything will fit inside the robot's circular footprint.
Tuesday January 4
Dan got the majority of the detailed mechanical design finished.
Cathy tried to fix a problem with the v4l4j library by setting up a VM with Ubuntu 10,10 and a whole new dev environment on her machine, since certain camera functionality didn't work without v4l4j and v4l4j didn't work with her version of Ubuntu.
Cathy helped Stan and Leighton set up eclipse projects and git working directories.
Cathy, Stan and Leighton discussed software design.
Cathy went to get shop-trained.
Wednesday January 5
Dan did more detailed CAD, set up files for rapid cutting, and created an assembly plan so we can start building this weekend.