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Team Gryffindor – Progress Report for Prototype II: Cyclemetrics Week of 11/10

Goals for the week:

Kevin is planning on working on getting the LCD display to work. Farman is going to work on getting the code for the wireless done. David and Braden are working on printing a bike pedal and Braden is going to do some research on Wheatstone bridges and their use in strain detection.

Meeting times/dates

Fri Nov. 4: 1 – 3

Tues Nov. 8: 12 – 12:30

Wed Nov. 9: 2 – 4

Individual hours

Kevin/Farman: 6-7  hours

Braden/David: 6 hours

What we did:

This week we were able to get a prototype bicycle pedal printed off in the thing-o-matic. We also decided to use Braden’s grandfather’s idea to measure forces, so that will be the focus of the coming week.

What we didn’t do:

We still haven’t been able to get the oscilliscope to work. We hooked it up to the computer in the lab, but had trouble getting it to be recognized by the software. We are also still working on getting the LCD and wiresless code to work.

Where we are stuck:

Notes/Misc:

[Team Alpha] – Progress Report for Prototype II: [Smart Mailbox] Week of [11/10]

Goals for the week:

  • Mount the solar cell with rechargarable battery in a fixed position on mailbox.
  • Make the integrated camera work and send pictures properly.
  • Get a good grasp on controlling the integrated camera and putting it in sleep mode.
  • Make better codes for the Ethernet unit.

Meeting times/dates

Thursday Nov 10th ,  1:30-3:00

Individual Hours:

Everybody put in 2-3  hours this week.

What we did:

  • Festus:  Worked on the integrated camera and the arduino unit in the mailbox, he has succeeded to make it work and send pictures.
  • Kathy: worked on better mounting for the solar cell unit and the rechargeable battery over the mailbox
  • Said and Stanley: worked on the coding for the Ethernet unit that send e-mails to users.

What we didn’t do:

Putting all pieces of the project together

Where we are stuck:

Nothing for this week.

Notes/Misc:

N/A

 

Team GTLE – Progress Report for 11/10/11

https://sites.google.com/site/ee585seniordesign/home/progress-report/progressreportfor111011

[DSSP] – Progress Report for Prototype II: [Smart Mailbox for Smart Wheelchair] Week of [Nov/10th]

Goals for the week:

The goal for this week is to build our motor car completely and get it moving.  We are also planning work on the XBEE’s so that we can send information about obstacles wirelessly.

Meeting times/dates

Sunday, 6th Nov, 9-12pm, Tuesday, 8th Nov, 7-10pm, and Thur, Nov 10th, 9-12pm.

Individual Hours:

Suman and Pravin worked on the software for the motor sensor for couple of hours this week.  Santosh and I worked on the design of the RC motor car and the design of the wheels. 

What we did:

We worked on the model for our motor car using the Arduino and the SRF05 ultrasonic sensor. We used a piece of wood as a base for the motor car and the wheels were designed by using the Thing-O-Matic printer that was available in the lab.  We used the software ReplicatorG to design the wheels for the motor car.  We connected the sensor to the arduino using the configuration available in the Arduino cookbook and larryuk.com.  We then placed the sensor in front of the wheel to detect obstacles.  We used a power adapter to run the car but we are also planning to use a battery instead.  The car was able to detect obstacles and redirect its motion accordingly.  We were able to perform simple functions such as the car moving back if there is an obstacle in front or moving sideways as well. 

What we didn’t do:

We are trying to add an XBEE to detect our mail wirelessly and will be including that on our second prototype.  We should be done with that by next week.

Where we are stuck:

Notes/Misc:

 

Team Name – Progress Report for Prototype II: DoorTextChecker Week of 11/11

Goals for the week:

  • Get deadbolt and motor mounted.
  • Build door prop.
  • Create.
  • Get serial to work on main program.

Meeting times/dates

Meeting this Friday 11/11/11 immediately after class meeting for 2 hours.

Individual Hours:

Everybody put in 2-6 hours this week.

What we did:

Todd: Finished arduino code with h bridge and communication with main program also Worked on getting serial code within program.

Matt: Worked on which motor to use and mounting a motor to a deadbolt

Jordan:

  • Create.
  • Revive text messages to work on a swingworker thread.
  • Demo mode completed – allows text messages regardless of user’s phone number
  • Sends messages to unauthorized users saying that they are so.
  • Worked on getting serial code within program

What we didn’t do:

Work on API for project.

Where we are stuck:

Nothing to report this week.

Notes/Misc:

The Mind Takers – Progress Report for Prototype II: RC Mind Control Week of 11/7

Progress Report

[Haymar-Phuong-Giang] – Progress Report for Prototype II: [Motion Control RC Car] Week of [11/10]

Goals for the week:

Figure out why the accelerometer wasn’t displaying correct values when we tilt it a certain direction.

Meeting times/dates

Mondays 1:30pm-4pm also Met with Dr. Harrison on Thursday for 1 hr of hands-on guidance.

Individual Hours:

Phuong – 5 hrs of researching/testing the accerlerometer (learning how to code it)
Haymar – Every day she’s been working with the flex sensor (she is also working on the coding with Phuong)
Giang – playing with catia and designing a housing for the micro-controller (2-3 hrs watching tutorial and playing around a bit) 

What we did:

At first, we did not get the accelerometer to output correct values. We checked that it was functioning correctly, but the output values did not reflect the direction it was tilting/motioning. Dr. Harrison helped us out and fixed the weird readings/output. Our wiring was incorrect, and we rewired the accelerometer correctly. We got the motor to spin with tilting and moving the accelerometer, but haven’t been able to program it so that we can control the speed at which the motor is spinning.

What we didn’t do:

We still haven’t incorporated the accelerometer into the controller. (coding it so it can actually move the car or turn it)

Where we are stuck:

We always need pointers/help with coding.

Notes/Misc:

 We want to have at least two motion complete for the this prototype 2. Turning and speed(acceleration) control.

[ACRA] – Progress Report for Prototype II: [MHA] Week of [11/11]

Please see details:

http://cratel.wichita.edu/cratel/EE585/Fall2011/MyHomeAudio/ProgressReports/11_11_2011