Meeting Minutes for 2012-02-22

buildscc | 22 Feb 2012 | | meeting-minutes


Kyle Brogle

Dan Gastler

Chris Woodall

Monica Gribouski

Chris Woodall

(KDE) Jeff Crowell

George Silvis / Anthony Inzero

Liam Wang

Allan Wirth

Dan Gastler

Danny Cooper

Chris Woodall

Valerie Young

Chris Woodall

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Document Camera



Parts List

  • Arduino Uno
  • Servo Motor
  • Canon Camera (compatible with CHDK)


Powering the Camera

Servo Controller

The Arduino is used mainly as a controller for the servo and can be configured and issued commands over a Serial connection. The serial protocol used is extremely basic and relies on messages of three characters in length.

Command Bit Value Bit \n

Newline characters will always break and only the first two characters will ever actually be interpreted.

The following commands will set different position registers. Where n represents the ascii representation of a number.

Command Value
1 x
2 x
n x

The following command flags are recognized.

String Description
-t Trigger through array positions
-l List the values in int array positions
-d Toggle debug mode

Debug mode can be set using pin 12 on the Arduino. It is high active (when high debug mode will be on). Code is hosted at Document Camera Source Code

Camera Communications


Red Bull Flugtag


Red Bull Flugtag (German: flight day, airshow) is an event owned and operated by Red Bull in which competitors attempt to fly homemade human-powered flying machines. The flying machines are usually launched off a pier about 30 feet (9.1 m) high into the sea (or suitably sized reservoir of water). Most competitors enter for the entertainment value, and the flying machines rarely fly at all. (Stolen from Wikipedia!)


Flugtag San Francisco 2003

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  • John-Nicholas Furst (Project Leader)
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  • Valerie Young (Project Leader)
  • Brian Hepler (Project Leader)
  • Chatham (Project Leader)
  • Samir Ahmed