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Data Collection Howto

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  • When collecting data, use
    • The following files must be located in the directory you are running from or your standard python libraries directory:
  • Data Collection files should be either saved in /tmp/robotics/dat on quark or sent to
  • The CSV format is: SensorID, Room, time stamp, x, y, expected readings, actual readings
  • The coordinate system works as follows:
    • The origin of the room is the big cross in the center of the room.
    • North is marked with a diagonal arrow.
    • North is positive on the Y axis and East is positive on the X axis.


Name Deadlines For Tuesday Deadlines For Wednesday Deadlines For Thursday Deadlines For Friday
Aaron Send email about this wiki page
  • Due at 1pm
  • Finished at 12:40pm

Make sure everyone has tasks listed for Wednesday

  • Due at 11:59:59 pm

Complete Standards List

  • Co-worker: Jeremy
  • Due at 11:59:59 pm
  • Estimated Time: 1 hour
  • Actual Time:
Jeremy Complete Standards List
  • Co-worker: Aaron
  • Due at 11:59:59 pm
  • Estimated Time: 1 hour
  • Actual Time:
Sam Update magmapper code for new system
  • Due at 11:00 AM
  • Finished 10:46 AM

make Data Collection Howto

  • Due at 12:00 PM the next day
  • Finished 2:00 PM

Improve user interface to display the current coordinates and the options available

  • Due Wednesday at 12 PM
  • Estimated Time: 2 minutes
  • Actual Time: 3 minutes. Don't feel so good at estimating now, now do you?

Fix such that the timestamp listed is seconds since the epoch

  • Due Wednesday at 11:59:59 PM
  • Estimated Time: 5 minutes
  • Actual Time: 5 minutes

Remain available for resolution of high-urgency bugs and questions

  • Estimated time: Eternal
  • I Am no longer Data Synthesis. I have spent too much time Collecting Data
  • 1.75 hours collecting Data and testing software
  • 2 hours collecting Data
  • 1 hour collecting Data
Gus Writeup 2.0
  • Due at 5:00 PM
  • Estimated time: Forever + 1 year.

Add form elements to page

  • Estimated time: 30 minutes
  • Actual time: 30 minutes

Change visualization tool to work with new data format

  • Estimated time: 1.25 hours
  • Actual time: 15 minutes + testing once data is available

Integrate ability to specify an acceptable range and allowable sensor readings outside range

  • Estimated time: 45 minutes
  • Actual time: 35 minutes

Add additional rollover data to maps

  • Estimated time: 1.5 hours
  • Actual time: 1 hour

Take readings for north in all test regions with analog compass.

  • Coworker: Nick C.
  • Scheduled: 1:00pm
  • Estimated TIME: 45 MINUTES
  • Actual Time: