— Mathew DeDonato (@mdedonato) May 31, 2013
Thanks to Frank from F. Carrier Corp. we have a sheet metal button panel.
We set up our countdown clock today!
We assembled our carbon fiber camera boom today. After, we had a bit of fun.
We tested the SLAM loop closure and local/global planner today in the hallways of Atwater Kent.
We treated our camera boom parts with Alodine 1201 to allow us to bond the carbon fiber to them. The Hysol 9430 cannot bond to bare aluminum because of the oxide layer, so the alodine provides a good surface for bonding.
Samir wrote a nifty OpenCV implementation to limit our search area only to the grass in front of the snow fencing. We don’t want vehicles/people/buildings/etc leading to false positive detection of samples.
Our camera boom components are done. In a few days, we will have a camera boom and can get rid of the tripod on top of the robot! Thank you Lincoln Tool of Hudson, MA for the quick turn-around on the parts.