friday 2-27-2009

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Benjamin Hamilton

Feb 27, 2009, 6:18:32 PM2/27/09
Hello x-labbers,
     JEEZ!  Sorry about touching YOUR stuff Alex!  Just needed a measley serial cable to help Coyt and Keven.
     On a separate note, we started our first ebay account 'USFxlabs' !  Have something to sell?  Donate it to us and we'll sell it! 
     Just a friendly reminder!  The meetings are still Friday's at 3:30.  We definitely need to start on all of our projects.   
Fri. 2-27-2009 Meeting Minutes
Topics Covered
     - X4 -     Solicore (courtesy of Steven) : Batteries need to provide power requirements
                  Two-way communication (radio modem - long range)
                       -remote cut-off
                       -sample data collection
                       -camera adjustments (picture transmission)
                  Data logging
                       -temp., pressure, accelerometer, humidity, RTC, etc.
                       -USB collection
                  Camera with timing circuit
                  Strobe and buzzer (microcontroller)
                  GPS with APRS transmitter
                  Balloon donation
                  Battery sensor with transmission capabilities(sampled - 10 min.)
                  Use mast for antenna positioning (use of servos)
                       -change GPS position to azimuth and elevation
                  Need high gain antennas with 900mhz amplifiers
     - Other Projects -     We're planning on getting together on days/times other than the meeting times to get all the other projects going.  Please respond with  times and dates you'd be available. 
     - Feb. 28th - Robotics Competition 11:45 - 12:45 - USF Rec. Center w/free bbq!!!!  We still need people for tomorrow!  Email the group back if you can come!
     - Mar. 6th - Home School Demo - location to be determined - time: 3:30pm.  Volunteers still needed!
     - Here is the tools/supplies list.  Feel free to add to it!!

Items Needed!


USB Color Printer


Shop Vac


Wasp spray

General tools for dismantling <-------------(add to this list too)





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