[Cyborg] Re: another maxsonar sensor & vest plans

Rachel McConnell rachel at xtreme.com
Wed Apr 22 20:20:03 UTC 2009

Leo Dearden wrote:
> I'd like to meet up for electcodicanical hacking on Sunday. Saturday
> would be way better for me, but if Sunday is all that's on offer, I'll
> take Sunday :-)
> Morning would be best, but I think you're asleep then?
> When on Sunday works? I don't think I'll want to work all day, but a
> 2.5-6 hour chunk would be about right.

The regular Cyborg group meetup is at 11 on Sundays, and it goes until
people wander off to feed or sit in parks or whatever people do on
Sunday afternoons.  Sunday is between two visitors for me which is why
it's what's on offer.

You can, though, go to Noisebridge any time you feel like it - there's
usually someone there to let you in any evening and most of the day
weekends.  The vest project is in the Cyborg bin on the front shelf, a
little over midway up, pretty clearly marked.  You are welcome to mess
around with it without me, although it's always nice to work as a team
:) so I hope you can come Sunday (also).

Also I am keeping the EZ4 with me.  It's not mine so I'm taking Especial
Care with it.  But the EZ1 (or 0) is in the bin.


> Mike?
> (I have no idea about your cable.)
> Cheers,
> Leo
> 2009/4/22 Rachel McConnell <rachel at xtreme.com>:
>> Last night a new Noisebridger, Ryan (mumble), lent me his MAXsonar EZ-4,
>> which he says has a long, thin sensing envelope.  I made a header for it
>> to fit onto my test board, but didn't get any farther than that.  He'd
>> like it back in a week or so, which seems plenty of time to evaluate it.
>>  I'm hoping it senses better at distance than the EZ0 (or EZ1, I forget)
>> that we currently have; if so I'll buy a few of those to put into the
>> armature.
>> I have made progress on the armature, thanks to major poking &
>> assistance from Skory.  I need to sew 3 more motor leads and make a
>> header cable, then it will be testable.  Initially I'll probably write
>> some run-each-motor-in-turn code.
>> 2 things:
>> 1. I've got a friend in from out of town for this next week and will
>> really only be able to work on this on Sunday this week.  Mike & Leo,
>> any chance you guys can make it then?
>> 2. My USB-TTL cable isn't in the Cyborg box and I didn't see it at home,
>> does anyone know where it might be?
>> Rachel

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