Progress Meeting: 8th July 1999
At: 10.30am 3.35 MVB
Present: Henk Muller, Mike McTernan, Michael Measures, Matthew
Baldwin, Paul Wood, Cliff Randell
- Mike McT. has complete implementation of PRCS and associated documentation including
web-page. We will all read it and Mike has offered to do a tutorial if necessary. He has
prototyped the EventMan, rewritten the GPSDriver and created a GPS 'spherical' filter.
Tourist Jacket application has been successfully demo'd with three Nino pages triggered by
- Michael M. has completed the PPP/GSM implementation (with documentation to follow) and
integrated it with the Shopping Jacket EventMan. He has been working (with Matthew) to
install JServer and Apache on a redundant 486/33 to provide a 'Caffeine' server with a
video shop database (using PostGres).
- As well as helping Mike M, Matthew has been developing the proxy server to compose Nino
pages with site related headers and footers.
- Paul has successfully downloaded images from the camera and has been been working with
the Python code which extracts data from the camera's EXIF files.
- Cliff has experimented with reconfiguring the compass to read the position of a magnetic
compass's needle with improved results (thanks for the idea MM). He has also programmed a
PIC to produce an IP address plus a general purpose byte which can be handled by the
Pinger transmitter though still has to fix some timing bugs. Cliff has programmed his
Psion to display GPS data, though the bad news is that the RadioBeacon dGPS appears to
- Mike McT to look at and develop more sensor drivers - e.g. Cron and Ping, as well as
refining the tourist Jacket application.
- Matthew volunteered to experiment with Linux Lite using the spare 20MB flash card (while
we wait for the 80MB card). He will also compile a list of potential local retail contacts
who have searchable websites.
- Mike M is completing the Video Store installation and continuing to work on the Shopping
Jacket application to encompass the additional features (GPS and more pingers).
- Paul will be working on ray casting and doing more work on quad trees.
- Cliff is rebuilding the compass, and (subject to delivery) will build and test an IP
More thought to be given to applications which require the EventMan to respond to
multiple events - e.g. shop pings only during opening hours.
Next Meeting : 10.30 a.m. 20th July Rm 3.35 MVB
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