[UPDATE: the team leaders should all now be inviting team members as friends and once the invitations are accepted, they'll be invited to the workspaces. If you're on the team, you'll get an alert telling you that you've been added. It will say nonsense about needing to click on unclickable words, but ignore those bugs. Just go to your workspace by clicking on the Workspaces tab and you should see it.

I'll be swinging by in each Workspace as I'm added to upload necessary files and give further directions over the next day or two.


Many thanks to all of you have stepped forward in our call for ArduPilot project help! I'm going to set up the projects in the workspaces and give the initial project definitions in the next day or two, but in the meantime I've made some provisional assigments based on expressed preferences. Names with an asterisk in front would be the provisional project lead/managers.

If you've volunteered, please review the list and see if you're happy with your assignment. If not, please express your preferred change in the comments. If you're shown as lead and don't want to lead, please comment. Or, if you'd like to lead a project and aren't shown as the lead, comment that too.

Finally, if you'd like to add your name to one of these projects, do so in the comments as well.

1) Design a "thermopile replacement" version of ArduIMU: this is a version of the current ArduIMU board with a two-channel DAC and a FMA connector, so it can output voltage to emulate the FMA thermopiles.
*Michael Zaffuto
Mark Colwell
David S
David Sprague
2) Design the turn-rate limiter shield hardware and software modification to the ArduPilot code: this is shield that has a one-axis gyro, a differential pressure sensor and a connector for the uBlox GPS. It will duplicate the functions of the UNAV PicoPilot but be better and a lot cheaper.
*Jeff Taylor
Curt Filipowski
Michael Zaffuto
David Sprague
3) Create and maintain a library of airframe.h configuration files
*Peter Meister
4) Design the hardware for the ArduPilot Mega ground station (with dynamic PID adjustments).
*Sarel Wagner
Andy Geppert
John C
Peter Koppendorger (enclosure)
Kyle Corbitt
5) ArduIMU documentation
*Andy Geppert
John C
David Sprague
6) Create an autopilot PID tuning guide
7) Create a Lego Mindstorms compatible version of our MUX/Failsafe. This is just our current board with the addition of a Mindstorms connector and any necessary components for an I2C link.
*Christopher Barnes
Michael Zaffuto
8) Create a "Using ArduPilot with the Remzibi OSD" guide
John C
Peter Meister
9) Create a ArduStation assembly and usage manual
*Chris Anderson
John C
James McGlinn
10) Create a system that can inject telemetry data on the invisible closed caption lines of a video stream and be able to decode it in the other side for the OSD system.
David Sprague
11) Contest management
*Gary Mortimer
Chris Anderson
12) Podcast management
*Tim Trueman
Chris Anderson
13) Create Lego Mindstorms turn-rate limiter autopilot code (similar to #2 and using #7)
*Chris Anderson

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Comment by Sarel P. Wagner on September 30, 2009 at 10:14pm
Hi Chris,

Glad to be a part of this and assist.

Sarel Wagner
Comment by Jeff Taylor on October 1, 2009 at 12:41am
Look great to me. I'm happy to help out and I'm looking forward to meeting everyone in my group!

Comment by Gary Mortimer on October 1, 2009 at 4:24am
Contest management, love it, of course ;-)
Comment by Dimitar Kolev on October 1, 2009 at 4:30am
Thanks for possibility to help in such great project!

Comment by Mark Colwell on October 1, 2009 at 6:25am
My IMU & OSD should arrive today or tomorrow, but in the mean time, I will build and test simple rc circuit based on Deans idea,
Chris please let me know what values were tested and any testing code used, I have access to many used parts from OEM Electronic and can pick up same day from SparkFun, also what D/A do you suggest starting with??
Comment by Kyle Corbitt on October 1, 2009 at 6:36am
I would be very interested in trying my hand with group 4 -- I've always had a soft spot for hardware.

3D Robotics
Comment by Chris Anderson on October 1, 2009 at 6:44am
Mark: I'll put that all in the original project spec in your team's workspace
Kyle: I'll add you to 4
Comment by Michael Zaffuto on October 1, 2009 at 7:17am
Thanks for the assignments Chris, looking forward to working with all of you!
Comment by Spencer Riggs on October 1, 2009 at 7:21am
Sounds good, I can't wait to get started!
Comment by Curt Filipowski on October 1, 2009 at 10:44am
Looks like fun but I am in no shape to lead this team lol! I have a strong background with PIC programming but I am fairly new with arduino. I'll contribute what I can, but its still a learning process for me.


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