Regular Meeting Minutes
Feb 3, 2007, 10:30AM
Line Maze Challenge
Embedded Linux programming for RoboMagellan
News & Reports
PDXBot dates are set %Gâ%@ May 19 and 20 2007. Indoor events will likely be on Saturday, outdoor events will be on Sunday.
Annual membership renewals are due -- $12.
The current challenge is a simple maze. The robot must negotiate intersections and find the end-point of the maze. You may still try earlier challenges %Gâ%@ ¡Èright angle challenge¡É and ¡ÈThird turn challenge¡É. Monty Goodson demonstrated his line follower, and a good discussion of his robot design ensued.
Robomagellan from Open Source tools:
Ubuntu linux, Open Embedded, JAL, python, Mark-III, and NHLU2
Overall Strategy is to use a NSLU2 network-attached device for high-level processing, and use it to command a Mark-III board that commands the robot. Programming on the NSLU2 is written in Python. The programming on the Mark-III board is written in JAL.
The robot platform will have motor control, accelerometers, rotational sensors, proximity sensors, steering servos, USB camera, etc..
Finding all the OSS components and learning how to make them all work.
Finding a suitable embedded Linux computer.
Integrating binary Serial interface between Python and Mark-III
Building the NHLU2 embedded Linux + Python Image.
Writing the JAL and Python Program.
Finish up embedded python integration and debug
Integrate inertial navigation and compass
Build platform integrate drive and navigational primitives.