Here you can find a daily log about the progress of the project. Use Expand to show or Collapse to hide a specific period.

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Wednesday, 5 October 2011
  • ZEUS is now hosted to savage.gr !!!!

Expand/Collapse 2009

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Monday, 26 October 2009
  • New files available for download.
    • SAVAGEcom v0.4.3.143 Beta
    • Message Document r0.3
    • Software Architecture rev2
    • System Architecture rev2
    • Software Flowchart rev1
    • Kinematic Model rev1
Saturday, 24 October 2009
  • Website update. The name "ZEUS" will be used from now on instead of SAVAGE. SAVAGE will be remain as the project's codename.
Monday, 19 October 2009
  • The "Athens Digital Week" just finished. Thank you for your support.
Monday, 12 October 2009
  • Replaced Front Left and Rear Right Angle Gearbox.
  • New DC/DC converter installed for 24Vdc electronics power supply from batteries.
  • New DC/DC converter installed for 5Vdc camera power supply.
  • Power circuit was changed (new version is r0.3)
  • "Message Document r0.5" was renamed to "Message Document r0.6"
  • Progress on "Message Document r0.6"
    • Parameter table was corrected
    • Minor fixes
  • Progress on SAVAGEcom software
    • Corrections according to Message Document r0.6
  • Progress on LegBoard software
    • Added mode selection from LCD screen
    • Corrections according to Message Document r0.6
    • Minor fixes
Friday, 9 October 2009

 

Monday, 21 September 2009
  • Fixed power shutdown problem when voltage drops below 14V with 24Vdc power stabilizer
  • Wireless communication between SAVAGE and UI with serial over Ethernet module
  • Progress on SAVAGEcom software
    • Support of the new SMCD commands
  • Progress on LegBoard software
    • Support of the new SMCD commands
  • Progress on "Message Document r0.5"
    • New SMCD commands added
      • "Park" mode (Free rotate of angle motor)
  • Tests Report
    • Left/Right reverse operation
    • Leg Angle alignment problem
    • Angle feedback slipping (potentiometer-shaft coupling problem)
    • Front Left speed gearbox complication (damaged gearbox)
  • New videos uploaded. View Media Gallery
Sunday, 6 September 2009
  • Rear Left Angle Gearbox replacement
  • Change angle feedback with analog potentiometer
  • Onboard PC mounted
  • Wireless communication between SAVAGE and UI
  • Progress on LegBoard software
    • New LegBoard software (r0.6.x)
    • Analog and digital feedback support
    • Support of the new SMCD commands
    • Fixed behavior after DC drive restart
    • Some minor changes in LCD messages
  • Progress on SAVAGEcom software
    • Support of the new SMCD commands
    • Rewritten LegBoard class which now includes subclasses
    • User interface improvements
  • Progress on "Message Document r0.5"
    • New SMCD commands added
      • Angle rotate 180 deg
      • Angle analog feedback
      • Angle encoder feedback
  • Tests Report
    • Power shutdown when voltage drops below 14V
    • Angle feedback slipping (potentiometer-shaft coupling problem)
    • Front Left speed gearbox complication (damaged gearbox)
Saturday, 1 August 2009
  • Progress on LegBoard software
    • Rewritten Angle Auto Calibration procedure
    • Added manual angle calibration procedure through LCD screen
  • Progress on SAVAGEcom software
    • User interface improvements
Thursday, 30 June 2009
  • SAVAGE outdoor tests
  • Added new general main batteries switch
  • Ultrasonic sensors mounting
  • Progress on LegBoard software
    • Launch of revision 0.5 LegBoard Software
    • New speed and angle controller with fuzzy parameter calculation
    • Both r0.4 and r0.5 NMEA message support
    • New LCD menu structure
  • Progress on SAVAGEcom software
    • r0.5 NMEA message support
    • New LegBoard request procedure which also enables custom sequence
    • Automatic field update
    • User interface improvements
  • Progress on "Message Document r0.5"
    • XOR checksum support
    • New functions support
Wednesday, 17 June 2009
  • Progress on LegBoard software
    • New angle controller based on Fuzzy Logic parameter calculation (Many thanks to Kinshuk Bairagi for his help)
    • Angle/Speed controller watchdog
    • Added timer view LCD screen
    • Program cycle calculation
  • Progress on SAVAGEcom software
    • Added chart plotting for data log
    • Multiply parameter logging
Sunday, 31 May 2009
  • Progress on GPS mounting
  • Progress on "Message Document r0.5"
  • Uploaded new version of SAVAGEcom
  • Progress on LegBoard software
    • Rebuild Angle/Speed controller
    • Message evaluation (new r0.5)
    • LCD messages
    • Rebuild angle auto calibration
    • Data logging
    • Port selection
    • Software reset
  • Progress on SAVAGEcom software
    • Data logging
    • Message evaluation (new r0.5)
    • Software reset
    • Angle auto calibration
    • Communication watchdog
Monday, 11 May 2009
  • Uploaded new video (See media gallery)
  • Uploaded 3D design (See media gallery)
Sunday, 10 May 2009
  • Progress on LegBoard software
  • Progress on new message protocol
  • Uploaded new photos (See media gallery)
Wednesday, 29 April 2009
  • The website was redesigned !
Sunday, 27 April 2009
  • Documents update
    • Kinematic model rev1 (50%)
    • Software flowchart (100%)
    • Software architecture (100%)
    • System architecture (100%)
    • Ultrasonic sensors (100%)
  • New downloads available
Wednesday, 15 April 2009
  • Website update
    • New downloads available
    • Links for Office Live Workspace
    • New Status page, with more details
Friday, 27 March 2009
  • Progress on LegBoard software
    • Communications errors finally fixed
    • Ultrasonic sensors are now working
    • Communication Watchdog
    • Many other improvements
  • Uploaded new version of SAVAGEcom
Wednesday, 28 January 2009
  • Progress on....
    • SAVAGEcom software
    • LegBoard software
  • Front Left Speed and Angle gearbox replacement
  • Update SAFAR
  • Web camera integration
  • Compass was connected and tested

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