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Holoseat: 2017 Sprint 3 Review and Retrospective

Added by J. Simmons about 1 month ago

Review

Claiming Done

All PBIs except other PBIs SYN-17 (shirts for raffle). Key completed tasks include:

  • Finalizing the sensor configuration, utilizing wheel speed sensor and tone ring
  • Prep updated demo units
  • Prep demos (games, computers, displays, etc)
  • Design and make swag to give away at the con
  • Create the presentations for the main meeting and our panel

Not Claiming Done

  • SYN-17: Make shirts for raffle prizes - we dropped this after deciding it was too low of a priority to bother doing this year

Retrospective

What went well?

  • Utilizing outside resources (volunteer and contracted) provided just the amount of additional capacity we needed
  • The speed wheel and wheel speed sensor design decision worked beyond our wildest dreams
  • Meeting in person for the last push before SyndCon was extremely helpful
  • Looks like the crates will be sufficient to get the bikes to and from SyndCon
  • The move to automatic trigger cadence in the firmware was inspired and is also a huge improvement for the product
  • Lots of good use of 3D printing for prototyping structural elements (at VT and at J's apartment)

What did not go well?

  • Bryan had some challenges designing and building the crates for the bike components
  • Reusing old components for new builds led to too many glitches that took too long to troubleshoot
  • Trying to directly solder all of the components on the tiny proto space on Feather was a pain and also led to longer troubleshooting

What can we do better?

  • No more soldering components directly onto controller boards, from now one use daughter boards (e.g. Feather Wings) for attaching components to controller boards
  • Do not reuse any presss fit components for new builds (e.g. Ethernet jacks)

Holoseat: 2017 Sprint 3 Stand Up 8

Added by J. Simmons about 1 month ago

J's Report

  • Did
    • SYN-25 and Sun-26: slides for SyndCon - done
    • Review Terms and Conditions - done
    • SYN-04: Controller box - done
    • SYN-28: Demo scripts - done
    • other PBIs - done except SYN-17 (shirts for raffle, OBE)
  • Will do
    • n/a
  • Blocked?
    • n/a
Bryan's Report
  • Did
    • SYN-10: Build Holoseat packing box - done
    • SYN-16: Have 4 branded t-shirts made for each of Bryan and J - done
    • terms and conditions for alpha test - done
    • other PBIs - done except SYN-17 (shirts for raffle, OBE)
  • Will do
    • n/a
  • Blocked?
    • n/a

Holoseat: 2017 Sprint 3 Stand Up 7

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J's Report

  • Did
    • SYN-22: Design and print business cards for J and Bryan - business cards will be ready Fri
    • SYN-29: Prep Twitter and Facebook accounts for Holoseat - worked with Ingrid to develop interim banner image, we need to take pics at con to make a new one after
    • SYN-26: Prepare slides and script for the Holoseat panel emphasizing our pre-sales initiative - continued working on slides, including making a demo vid comparing responsiveness of v0.3 vs v0.4 and the last section of slides (the ask for support)
    • Review pre-sales contract from Bryan - did this myself and asked friend from work (have many notes)
    • Review controller box CAD files - did this and left comments for Bryan
    • SYN-24: Try to arrange for others to be able to demo the holoseat for us - made this part of the panel slides (this means we must generate a script)
  • Will do
    • SYN-26: Prepare slides and script for the Holoseat panel emphasizing our pre-sales initiative - will finish before con
    • SYN-25: Prepare slides and script for Main Guild Meeting section (keep it short as always) emphaszing our pre-sales initiative - will cut down panel slides to form main guild meeting slides
    • Review pre-sales contract from Bryan - will address comments with Bryan
    • SYN-04: Develop a controller "box" that mounts on Desk Cycle in the same place their bike computer mounts - 3D print controller box and make it work for con
    • SYN-28: Write a demo script for the live demos - will develop the demo script (probably with Bryan?)
    • Any other PBIs that are not done by the time Bryan arrives in DC (with Bryan)
  • Blocks
    • life things, but they should be minimal this week

Bryan's Report

  • Did
    • SYN-10: Build Holoseat packing box - first box all but done
    • Will produce updated controller for v0.3.5 and update to new firmware to test - then disassembled holoseat to demo packing box
    • SYN-16: Have 4 branded t-shirts made for each of Bryan and J - selected shirts and working on the design
  • Will do
    • SYN-10: Build Holoseat packing box - finish first box and build second box
    • SYN-16: Have 4 branded t-shirts made for each of Bryan and J - finish shirts
  • Blocks
    • SYN-04: Develop a controller "box" that mounts on Desk Cycle in the same place their bike computer mounts - needed more work done by volunteers to address concerns, but volunteers unavailable
    • most everything else due to work on SYN-10: Build Holoseat packing box

Holoseat: 2017 Sprint 3 Stand Up 6

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J's Report

  • Did
    • SYN-03: Develop and test the firmware for SyndCon 2017 demo units merging v0.3 controller (Feather) with v0.4 sensor configuration - done (I hope)
    • SYN-22: Design and print business cards for J and Bryan - emailed Ingrid on Sun(?), no word back yet; also IM'ed today
    • SYN-29: Prep Twitter and Facebook accounts for Holoseat - emailed Ingrid on Sun(?), no word back yet; also IM'ed today
    • SYN-07: Identify and pack 2 appropriate gaming laptops based on selected game (be sure to include Holoseat controller app and dev tools) - wiped machine, ready to set it up when Bryan gets to DC
    • SYN-26: Prepare slides and script for the Holoseat panel emphasizing our pre-sales initiative - took more raw video (of v0.3.5) and filled in more slides
  • Will do
    • SYN-22: Design and print business cards for J and Bryan - will continue to reach out to Ingrid
    • SYN-29: Prep Twitter and Facebook accounts for Holoseat - will continue to reach out to Ingrid
    • SYN-26: Prepare slides and script for the Holoseat panel emphasizing our pre-sales initiative - continue working on slides
    • Review pre-sales contract from Bryan
    • Review controller box CAD files
  • Blocked?
    • work and life

Bryan's Report

  • Did
    • prepared draft legalize for testing pre-sales agreement
    • started the updates BoM and estimate down payment cost (review, etc)
    • SYN-04: Develop a controller "box" that mounts on Desk Cycle in the same place their bike computer mounts - volunteer has produced draft parts, they need someone to review
    • have updated sensors for the demo units
  • Will do
    • SYN-04: Develop a controller "box" that mounts on Desk Cycle in the same place their bike computer mounts - will take CAD models to VT for review/printing
    • SYN-11: Refresh the demo surveys - revise rough cut survey
    • SYN-10: Build Holoseat packing box - will work on the box
    • Will produce updated controller for v0.3.5 and update to new firmware to test (noting the pin change for the ethernet jack and the new resistors)
    • SYN-16: Have 4 branded t-shirts made for each of Bryan and J - will have a design for review shortly
  • Blocked?
    • have company coming in this weekend
    • may get pulled into a work project asap that must be done after hours

Holoseat: 2017 Sprint 3 Stand Up 5

Added by J. Simmons 2 months ago

J's Report

  • Did
    • SYN-03: Develop and test the firmware for SyndCon 2017 demo units merging v0.3 controller (Feather) with v0.4 sensor configuration - updated test rig, did initial proof of concept for using new sensor, drafted key changes for updated firmware
    • SYN-12: Design and print a horizontal "brand banner" for display on wall over demo units - done
    • SYN-13: Design, print, and frame on site 24"x36" marketing poster - done
    • SYN-22: Design and print business cards for J and Bryan - have updated design
    • SYN-27: Finalize the definition and marketing language for the pre-sales initiative - done
    • DEV-31: Identify a tone ring that will work with Desk Cycle and selected sensor - done (based on SYN-03 work)
    • SYN-29: Prep Twitter and Facebook accounts for Holoseat - Ingrid has a first draft
    • SYN-26: Prepare slides and script for the Holoseat panel emphasizing our pre-sales initiative - took video/pictures for slides
  • Will do
    • SYN-03: Develop and test the firmware for SyndCon 2017 demo units merging v0.3 controller (Feather) with v0.4 sensor configuration - write new firmware
    • SYN-22: Design and print business cards for J and Bryan - will get updated design approval to Ingrid and have her order cards
    • SYN-29: Prep Twitter and Facebook accounts for Holoseat - will iterate with Ingrid
    • SYN-07: Identify and pack 2 appropriate gaming laptops based on selected game (be sure to include Holoseat controller app and dev tools) - will start prepping my laptop per plan
    • SYN-26: Prepare slides and script for the Holoseat panel emphasizing our pre-sales initiative - add slides to the pre-sales section based on new marketing language and take more video/pictures for slides
  • Blocked?
    • Still have all sorts of personal stuff going on
    • Work travel happening again

Bryan's Report

  • Did
    • BIZ-17: Research product liability insurance so that we are properly covered for our pre-sales at SyndCon - done, including an example to build our own revised agreement for testing
  • Will do
    • SYN-11: Refresh the demo surveys - revise rough cut survey
    • prepare draft legalize for testing pre-sales agreement
    • update BoM and estimate down payment cost
    • SYN-10: Build Holoseat packing box - will work on the box
    • SYN-04: Develop a controller "box" that mounts on Desk Cycle in the same place their bike computer mounts - will check on volunteer's progress
    • should have updated sensors for the demo units
  • Blocked?
  • still on vacation
  • work will be busy post vacation

Holoseat: 2017 Sprint 3 Stand Up 4

Added by J. Simmons 2 months ago

J's Report

  • Did
    • SYN-11: Refresh the demo surveys - worked with Bryan at last week's meeting to get the rough edits complete
    • SYN-22: Design and print business cards for J and Bryan - finalized design with Ingrid (no QR code this year)
    • SYN-25: Prepare slides and script for Main Guild Meeting section (keep it short as always) emphasizing our pre-sales initiative - started planning actual slides from outline
    • SYN-26: Prepare slides and script for the Holoseat panel emphasizing our pre-sales initiative - started planning actual slides from outline
    • SYN-27: Finalize the definition and marketing language for the pre-sales initiative - met with Ingrid to review what we need
    • SYN-29: Prep Twitter and Facebook accounts for Holoseat - Confirmed Ingrid is working on this task, she should be done this week
  • Will do
    • SYN-03: Develop and test the firmware for SyndCon 2017 demo units merging v0.3 controller (Feather) with v0.4 sensor configuration - update test rig to work with tone ring and new sensor, begin initial firmware development
    • SYN-12: Design and print a horizontal "brand banner" for display on wall over demo units - will print
    • SYN-13: Design, print, and frame on site 24"x36" marketing poster - will print
    • SYN-22: Design and print business cards for J and Bryan - will check in with Ingrid
    • SYN-27: Finalize the definition and marketing language for the pre-sales initiative - will check with Ingrid
    • SYN-29: Prep Twitter and Facebook accounts for Holoseat - will check with Ingrid
  • Blocked?
    • Was blocked on poster/banner printing (miscommunication about the PDFs), but that is resolved
    • Still have all sorts of personal stuff going on
    • Waiting on content for SYN-22, SYN-27, and SYN-29

Bryan's Report

  • Did
    • SYN-11: Refresh the demo surveys - worked with J at last week's meeting to get the rough edits complete
    • SYN-03: Develop and test the firmware for SyndCon 2017 demo units merging v0.3 controller (Feather) with v0.4 sensor configuration - sent J v0.4 hardware
    • SYN-06: Select and purchase 2 tables worth of table height adjusters - ordered enough for one table (in hindsight we should be good with one table's worth)
    • DEV-31: Identify a tone ring that will work with Desk Cycle and selected sensor - finished assembly of both tone rings
    • SYN-10: Build Holoseat packing box - worked on materials gathering
  • Will do
    • SYN-11: Refresh the demo surveys - revise rough cut survey
    • BIZ-17: Research product liability insurance so that we are properly covered for our pre-sales at SyndCon - start research
  • Blocked?
    • DEV-33 - lacked some of the required equipment, handing over to J as part of firmware work (SYN-03)
    • on vacation for a full week (including during next stand up)

Next Week's Joint Work

  • Trip planning

Holoseat: 2017 Sprint 3 Stand Up 3

Added by J. Simmons 3 months ago

J's Report

  • Did
    • Post Sprint 2 to Sprint 3 blog post - ready to publish after it gets reviewed
    • SYN-19: Design swag for swag bags - done
    • SYN-21: Order enough swag for swag bags - done
    • Ping Ingrid about follow up email - making progress on several marketing tasks
    • SYN-26: Prepare slides and script for the Holoseat panel emphasizing our pre-sales initiative - outline complete, need to review with Bryan
    • SYN-13: Design, print, and frame on site 24"x36" marketing poster - poster designed
    • SYN-22: Design and print business cards for J and Bryan (including QR code on back to one of our landing pages - using new redirecting link) - design is in progress, dropping the QR code this time
    • SYN-12: Design and print a horizontal "brand banner" for display on wall over demo units - banner designed
  • Will do
    • SYN-13: Design, print, and frame on site 24"x36" marketing poster - will print
    • SYN-12: Design and print a horizontal "brand banner" for display on wall over demo units - will print
    • SYN-22: Design and print business cards for J and Bryan (including QR code on back to one of our landing pages - using new redirecting link) - will finalize design
    • SYN-27: Finalize the definition and marketing language for the pre-sales initiative - will meet with Ingrid to work on this
  • Blocked?
    • have lots of personal stuff going on so have limited time during the week

Bryan's Report

  • Did
    • DEV-31: Identify a tone ring that will work with Desk Cycle and selected sensor - 3d printed tone ring structures, received magnets, almost done mounting magnets for first tone ring; also did a test mount of tone ring on Desk Cycle, fits great!
    • DEV-33: Implement physical design of new sensor configuration on Desk Cycle (mechanically and electrically) - ordered and received sensors
    • SYN-09: Design final Holoseat packing box - did rev 0 design for box; will probably build on the fly
    • SYN-10: Build Holoseat packing box - bought critical materials for build (foam latches)
  • Will do
    • DEV-31: Identify a tone ring that will work with Desk Cycle and selected sensor - finish assembly of both tone rings
    • DEV-33: Implement physical design of new sensor configuration on Desk Cycle (mechanically and electrically) - conduct initial tests of the sensor
    • SYN-10: Build Holoseat packing box - materials gathering
  • Blocked?
    • none

Next Week's Joint Work

  • SYN-07: Identify and pack 2 appropriate gaming laptops based on selected game (be sure to include Holoseat controller app and dev tools)

Holoseat: 2017 Sprint 3 Stand Up 2 (5 comments)

Added by J. Simmons 3 months ago

J's Report

  • Did
    • Drafted Sprint 2 to Sprint 3 blog post
    • SYN-18: Research and select type of swag to include in the con swag bags - done, found 3 options, worked with Bryan to select one
    • Followed up with Ingrid about contract work
    • SYN-20: Ask D. for swag bag count - done
  • Will do
    • Post Sprint 2 to Sprint 3 blog post
    • SYN-19: Design swag for swag bags - will handle this as part of SYN-21
    • SYN-21: Order enough swag for swag bags - order wrist bands
    • Ping Ingrid about follow up email
    • SYN-26: Prepare slides and script for the Holoseat panel emphasizing our pre-sales initiative - will start working on outline
  • Blocked?
    • Waiting to hear back from Ingrid

Bryan's Report

  • Did
    • DEV-32: Select sensor package format (which specific model of the selected sensor) - done and ordered
    • DEV-31: Identify a tone ring that will work with Desk Cycle and selected sensor - ordered tool, selected magnets (and ordered them), modeled and printed the custom tone ring
    • SYN-08: Build small scale test of expanding foam based packing boxes to verify/improve this construction technique - ran an initial test of spray foam techniques; spray foam is not going to work :( Going to need another approach
    • SYN-04: Develop a controller "box" that mounts on Desk Cycle in the same place their bike computer mounts - have located external resource to support designing and printing the controller "box"
  • Will do
    • nothing; but hope to get some work done over the holiday weekend
  • Blocked?
    • On personal travel this week

Next Week's Joint Work

  • SYN-11: Refresh the demo surveys

Holoseat: 2017 Sprint 3 Stand Up 1 (2 comments)

Added by J. Simmons 3 months ago

J's Report

  • Did
    • Posted Sprint 3 Plan on ODE
    • Ping Ingrid about requests for assistance with marketing tasks - sent email, waiting to hear back from her
  • Will do
    • Write Sprint 2 to Sprint 3 blog post
    • SYN-04: Develop a controller "box" that mounts on Desk Cycle in the same place their bike computer mounts - start modeling (and maybe start test printing) mounting bracket for controller box
    • SYN-18: Research and select type of swag to include in the con swag bags - will come back with three options for custom headbands
  • Blocked?
    • none

Bryan's Report

  • Did
    • SYN-15: Design branded t-shirts - Jess is on board and has the logo files
    • DEV-31: Identify a tone ring that will work with Desk Cycle and selected sensor - examined a desk cycle, determined process and tools for disassembly, recommending we create custom tone ring for the time being
    • SYN-14: Determine a demo/survey target number - researched the numbers
  • Will do
    • DEV-31: Identify a tone ring that will work with Desk Cycle and selected sensor - order tool, continue physical research, start modeling a custom tone ring in CAD
    • SYN-08: Build small scale test of expanding foam based packing boxes to verify/improve this construction technique - run an initial test of spray foam techniques
    • DEV-32: Select sensor package format (which specific model of the selected sensor) - will make a recommendation on sensor packaging
  • Blocked?
    • need to move next week's meeting due to personal travel

Next Week's Joint Work

  • SYN-11: Refresh the demo surveys

Holoseat: 2017 Sprint 3 Plan

Added by J. Simmons 3 months ago

We just wrapped up Sprint 2 (check out our Review and Retrospective) and are ready to start Sprint 3. With the successful completion of the HID research during Sprint 2, we are turning our full attention to preparations for SyndCon 2017.

Duration: 7 weeks
Stand Ups: Wednesday nights
Start: Jun 17, 2017
End: Aug 5, 2017

Backlog and Full Sprint Plan (see Backlog and Sprint 3 tabs)

Key Tasks
  • Finalizing the sensor configuration, utilizing wheel speed sensor and tone ring
  • Prep updated demo units
  • Prep demos (games, computers, displays, etc)
  • Design and make swag to give away at the con
  • Create the presentations for the main meeting and our panel
Pre-Sprint Commitments
  • J
    • Post sprint 3 plan on ODE
    • Ping Ingrid about requests for assistance with marketing tasks
  • Bryan
    • ping Jess about shirts and get her the design files for Holoseat logos
    • Investigate tone ring mounting options for Desk Cycle
    • Pull SyndCon attendance numbers

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