Zesty Vesty Weekly Log

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Week One: September 3

9/04 1hr – Preliminary Idea Meeting

  • All group discussed ideas we might be interested in pursuing along with feasibilities.
  • Discussed the idea of an internet-connected, sensing, alarm clock that could provide useful morning data

9/06 1 hr - Second Meeting

  • We made our wiki page and weekly log page
  • Finalized our project idea: The Dorm Buddy
  • Discussed goals for our “dorm buddy”:

Week Two: September 9

9/10 - Meeting with Professor Feher and TA Chance

  • Discussed project idea
  • Polished wikis
  • Discussed night light

9/12 - Group Meeting to Finalize Idea

  • honed our idea of making a "dorm buddy"
  • came up with a more detailed project outline
  • discussed our personal goals (what we specifically want to get out of the project), and features we were most interested in having in our creation

9/12 - Meeting with Pro

9/14 - Meeting with Professor Feher and TA Chance from 2:10-3:00 pm

9/15 - Began construction of the circuit and designed the case for the night light from 2:00-5:30m

Week Three: September 16

9/15-9/16 - Brainstormed and Researched Individually: 1 hour

  • We continued brainstorming project ideas and di research on other items on the market
  • Recorded in shared google doc

9/18 - Conference Call to Discuss Project Idea : 9:00-10:30 pm

  • Discussed themes of our idea: safety, personal health, fun
  • Ended with our default idea being an IoT Light Jacket
  • Decided on the use of Raspberry Pi as our go to system for the project
  • Over Particle photon due to its greater versatility including bluetooth application

9/20 - Meeting to work on Gantt Chart and Budget: 9:00-10:00 am, evening

  • worked on Gantt Chart
  • developed a list of things we need to buy
  • finalized the specifics of our project
  • started work on project proposal presentation
  • worked individually on project proposal
  • Kenneth: budget
  • Gillian: Gantt Chart
  • Andre: Project Proposal

9/21 - Finalizing Project Proposal: 12:30 - 2:00

  • Gillian finalized project proposal
  • Kenneth soldered night light circuit

9/21 - Weekly Meeting with Prof. Feher and Chance: 1 hour

  • discussed final project idea
  • set goals for week four

Week Four: September 23

9/25 - Working on Presentation and Finalizing Budget: 1.5 hours

  • Gillian: presentation work
  • Kenneth: finalizing design for night light case

9/26- Basic Setting up of Pi: 1 hour

  • Gillian: set up pi and downloaded latest version of stretch
  • Created project Github
  • Andre: Researched various methods for sensory data collection-2 hours

9/27 - Continuing Set Up of Pi and Printing Night Light: 2 Hours

  • Gillian: continued setting up pi and researching similar pi project libraries (links on project page)
  • Kenneth: worked on 3D printing shell for night light
  • Andre: Continued researching sensory data collection for vest-1 hour