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Stardate 2011.07.22 (Friday) - Video Integration and Testing!

posted Aug 17, 2011, 6:26 PM by Anant Narayanan   [ updated Aug 17, 2011, 6:31 PM ]

Everyone loves the remote control of the compact video-still camera.  As the programming progressed, the team yells out Lights!, Camera!, and Action! in sequence.  First the rover is positioned on the landing base with the ramp up.  As soon as the rover is properly aligned, the video camera is next switched on at “Lights!”  The recording is started upon “Camera!”, using the camera remote control.  At “Action!”, the orange button is pressed to get the rover rolling.

Gabriel had to leave early to get back to Ocean City for the weekend.  Before he left, we went to the Churchill Road School and the Potomac School to get some team pictures in their orange NASA astronaut suits.  You can see them here.

Minyoung and Rohit continued work after Gabriel left.  We added two ultrasonic sensors – one mounted high to detect only walls, and another mounted low to detect ridges as well.

The team used paper work sheets to keep track of the program modifications and also started annotating them using the NXT programming interface.