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Holoseat: PY18 Sprint 2 Stand Up 6

Added by J. Simmons 2 days ago

J's Report

  • Did
    • V10-04: Test mount adhesive - printed a test article of the sensor mount, attached to a non-critical location on bike, allowed it to cure, and stress tested the bond; complete success!!
  • Will do
    • V04-13: Test the tone rings against the behavior of the existing 12 pole 3D printed design (at least same performance, but looking for faster response times and improved single stepping) - start work on converting new tone ring to tool-free design
    • SME-09: Publish at least one blog post in Feb - finish draft blog post
  • Blocked?
    • Recovering from being sick, so less blocked than have very little capacity

Bryan's Report

  • Did
    • V04-58: Implement hardware versioning system that can be detected by Holoseat software - test done and passed!
    • V04-23: Modify Adafruit Wing to handle the required components and have the necessary headers - completed layout, need review then can claim done
    • BIZ-03: Work with Legal on Trademark Filing - got corrected image files of updated logo
  • Will do
    • BIZ-03: Work with Legal on Trademark Filing - follow up with legal; publish updated logos
    • BIZ-04: Work with legal on finalizing any updates to testing agreement - follow up with legal
    • V04-25: Order initial test run of board for Wing - place order
    • V04-26: Assemble a test Wings to verify design (on proto-wing) - build J's wing and sent out to J
    • PIC-01: Submit application to Crowd Supply to see if they would be interested in Holoseat - start researching surface mount shops
  • Blocked?
    • BIZ-03: Work with Legal on Trademark Filing - waiting on legal
    • BIZ-04: Work with legal on finalizing any updates to testing agreement - waiting on legal

Note:
Completing V10-04 also let us knock out two more PBIs

  • V10-03: Research sensor mount adhesives
  • V10-05: Select mount adhesive

Holoseat: PY18 Sprint 2 Stand Up 5

Added by J. Simmons 11 days ago

J's Report

  • Did
    • V04-13: Test the tone rings against the behavior of the existing 12 pole 3D printed design (at least same performance, but looking for faster response times and improved single stepping) - got magnets, printed full disc tone ring, assembled test tone ring, and tested it; got clear signals to sensor!
  • Will do
    • V04-13: Test the tone rings against the behavior of the existing 12 pole 3D printed design (at least same performance, but looking for faster response times and improved single stepping) - start work on converting new tone ring to tool-free design
    • SME-09: Publish at least one blog post in Feb - finish draft blog post
    • BIZ-05: Communication plan - read "defining customer" and "marketing plan for makers" blog posts
    • V10-04: Test mount adhesive - will print a test article of the sensor mount, attach to a non-critical location on bike, allow to cure, and then stress test the bond
  • Blocked?
    • none, but at reduced capacity next week

Bryan's Report

  • Did
    • V04-22: Load Adafruit wing design into CircuitMaker - done
    • V04-23: Modify Adafruit Wing to handle the required components and have the necessary headers - very close to having this done (down to just a few more connections
  • Will do
    • V04-23: Modify Adafruit Wing to handle the required components and have the necessary headers - will complete v1 Rev 2 wing design file in CircuitMaker
    • BIZ-03: Work with Legal on Trademark Filing - follow up with legal; get corrected PNGs of updated logo
    • BIZ-04: Work with legal on finalizing any updates to testing agreement - follow up with legal
    • V04-58: Implement hardware versioning system that can be detected by Holoseat software - will wrap up by running ohm test sketch on test wing
  • Blocked?
    • BIZ-03: Work with Legal on Trademark Filing - waiting on legal
    • BIZ-04: Work with legal on finalizing any updates to testing agreement - waiting on legal

Holoseat: PY18 Sprint 2 Stand Up 4

Added by J. Simmons 16 days ago

J's Report

  • Did
    • V04-13: Test the tone rings against the behavior of the existing 12 pole 3D printed design (at least same performance, but looking for faster response times and improved single stepping) - ordered and received new magnets for testing
    • V04-58: Implement hardware versioning system that can be detected by Holoseat software - sorted out wiki updates
    • SME-09: Publish at least one blog post in Feb - wrote outline and intro (needed access to ODE to do any other work, but was on a plane)
    • V04-26: Assemble a test Wings to verify design (on proto-wing) - sent Bryan ohm arduino sketch to verify hw version circuit
  • Will do
    • V04-13: Test the tone rings against the behavior of the existing 12 pole 3D printed design (at least same performance, but looking for faster response times and improved single stepping) - work on test assemblies with new magnets and CAD model
    • SME-09: Publish at least one blog post in Feb - keep working on draft post
  • Blocked?
    • none

Bryan's Report

  • Did
    • V04-23: Modify Adafruit Wing to handle the required components and have the necessary headers - had some issues with CircuitMaker, so did layout on printed hardcopy; hand layout is done; did layout with an eye toward next revision (SMT version)
    • BIZ-03: Work with Legal on Trademark Filing - got updated logo images
  • Will do
    • V04-23: Modify Adafruit Wing to handle the required components and have the necessary headers - put the layout into CircuitMaker
    • BIZ-03: Work with Legal on Trademark Filing - update production logos with new images
    • Working on draft message to alpha testers about status of hardware
  • Blocked?
    • Issues with importing files into CircuitMaker

Holoseat: PY18 Sprint 2 Stand Up 3 (1 comment)

Added by J. Simmons 23 days ago

  • J's Report*
  • Did
    • SME-08: Publish at least one blog post in Jan. - published this post
    • V04-28: Design a housing in Fusion 360 for the sensor and TRRS jack (Sensor Housing) - All but done
    • V04-13: Test the tone rings against the behavior of the existing 12 pole 3D printed design (at least same performance, but looking for faster response times and improved single stepping) - discovered issue with magnet strength while testing sensor inside sensor housing; began redesign of tone ring for stronger magnets and sourced new magnets
  • Will do
    • V04-13: Test the tone rings against the behavior of the existing 12 pole 3D printed design (at least same performance, but looking for faster response times and improved single stepping) - order small batch of new magnets for R&D of tone ring
    • V04-58: Implement hardware versioning system that can be detected by Holoseat software - start reorganizing wiki pages around about page/versioning plan
    • SME-09: Publish at least one blog post in Feb - start drafting last post in current series
    • V04-26: Assemble a test Wings to verify design (on proto-wing) - send Bryan ohm arduino sketch to verify hw version circuit
  • Blocks?
    • none, but at reduced capacity due to travel (need to reschedule stand up)

Bryan's Report

  • Did
    • V04-26: Assemble a test Wings to verify design (on proto-wing) - fixed TRRS jack wiring and added version circuit on board 1 (board 1 is complete)
    • BIZ-03: Work with Legal on Trademark Filing - met with J, gave feedback to graphic artist about image fixes (waiting for updates), gave go ahead to legal
    • V04-13: Test the tone rings against the behavior of the existing 12 pole 3D printed design (at least same performance, but looking for faster response times and improved single stepping) - dropped due to findings above
    • BIZ-06: Meet with SBDC Innovation and Commercialization Assistance Program - done
  • Will do
    • V04-23: Modify Adafruit Wing to handle the required components and have the necessary headers - research board layout and start layout work
  • Blocks?
    • none

Holoseat: PY18 Sprint 2 Stand Up 2

Added by J. Simmons about 1 month ago

J's Report

Note: Over estimated capacity this week (needed recovery time from travel), so only got about half of committed work done.

  • Did
    • V04-13: Test the tone rings against the behavior of the existing 12 pole 3D printed design (at least same performance, but looking for faster response times and improved single stepping) - sent Bryan a set of tone ring parts
    • SME-08: Publish at least one blog post in Jan. - got about half of draft post moved over to wordpress (needs way more editing than I realized)
  • Will do
    • SME-08: Publish at least one blog post in Jan. - will finish and publish this post
    • V04-28: Design a housing in Fusion 360 for the sensor and TRRS jack (Sensor Housing) - start working on the CAD model
  • Blocks
    • none

Bryan's Report

  • Did
    • V04-26: Assemble a test Wings to verify design (on proto-wing) - Built Wing other than version circuit which required parts that had not arrived
    • BIZ-01: Prep books for taxes - done
    • BIZ-03: Work with Legal on Trademark Filing - met with legal
  • Will do
    • V04-26: Assemble a test Wings to verify design (on proto-wing) - Add version circuit to first wing, work out layout to improve second wing, start building second wing
    • BIZ-03: Work with Legal on Trademark Filing - Work w/ J to decide what we want to do trademark wise to push that forward; Get circle R changed to TM on logos
    • Ship Parts to J
    • V04-13: Test the tone rings against the behavior of the existing 12 pole 3D printed design (at least same performance, but looking for faster response times and improved single stepping) - Put new tone ring together
  • Blocks
    • none

Holoseat: PY18 Sprint 2 Stand Up 1

Added by J. Simmons about 1 month ago

J's Report

  • Did
    • V04-13: Test the tone rings against the behavior of the existing 12 pole 3D printed design (at least same performance, but looking for faster response times and improved single stepping) - printed 2 of 2 sets of tone ring parts
    • PIC-01: Submit application to Crowd Supply to see if they would be interested in Holoseat - started filling out google doc that has the questions copied into it; need to pull some copy from website and need to meet with Bryan about planning for the campaign
    • SME-08: Publish at least one blog post in Jan. - drafted Jan blog post (part 2 of the 3 part series I am working on); needs lots of editing
  • Will do
    • V04-13: Test the tone rings against the behavior of the existing 12 pole 3D printed design (at least same performance, but looking for faster response times and improved single stepping) - send Bryan a set of tone ring parts
    • SME-08: Publish at least one blog post in Jan. - get blog post edited and into wordpress for review
    • V04-28: Design a housing in Fusion 360 for the sensor and TRRS jack (Sensor Housing) - start working on the CAD model
  • Blocked?
    • No, just reduced capacity, planning accordingly

Bryan's Report

  • Did
    • V04-26: Assemble a test Wings to verify design (on proto-wing) - working on this, found some issues and lost some time, but back on track (except for block below)
    • BIZ-01: Prep books for taxes - working on it, need to chase some details down
    • BIZ-03: Work with Legal on Trademark Filing - still working on this, looking at next week for first meeting
  • Will do
    • V04-26: Assemble a test Wings to verify design (on proto-wing) - aiming to get 1 completed and start the second of two
    • BIZ-01: Prep books for taxes - we will see how things go chasing things down
    • BIZ-03: Work with Legal on Trademark Filing - aim to have the meeting
  • Blocked?
    • Missing 10k resistors; taking care of it

Holoseat: PY18 Sprint 2 Plan

Added by J. Simmons about 1 month ago

Winter break is over and we accomplished some nice bonus work during our down time (including finalizing design details and setting up the first prototype of a test stand for Holoseat components). Now it is time to get back to our regular rhythm and wrap up the development work for the Alpha units so we can ship them to our testers.

Duration: 8 weeks
Stand Ups: Thursday nights
Start: Jan 4, 2018
End: Mar 1, 2018

Backlog and Full Sprint Plan (see Backlog and Sprint 2 tabs)

User Stories Under Development

  • As a developer I want to design a "Wing" so that I can reduce risk to expensive components
  • As a designer I want to determine the sensor mount adhesive so that we can include it in the alpha test
  • As a manufacturer I want to source a manufactured tone ring so that I can reduce costs
  • As a developer I want to enable required functionality so that I can handle basic configuration through the application (defaults and live for: enabled, single step duration, forward and backward chars)
  • As a business owner I want to research site support for manufacturing process so that I can fill in gaps in organization knowledge and experience
  • As a testing coordinator I want to evaulate the design so that I can avoid additional expenses from updates
  • As a marketer I want to continue publishing blog posts once a month (on a consistent schedule) so that I have original content to share
  • As a designer I want to develop a housings so that I can avoid having lose electronics sitting on the equipment

Plus work on business management PBIs.

Pre-Sprint Commitments

  • J
    • V04-13: Test the tone rings against the behavior of the existing 12 pole 3D printed design (at least same performance, but looking for faster response times and improved single stepping) - print 2 sets of tone ring parts
    • PIC-01: Submit application to Crowd Supply to see if they would be interested in Holoseat - start filling out google doc that has the questions copied into it
    • SME-08: Publish at least one blog post in Jan. - draft Jan blog post
  • Bryan
    • V04-26: Assemble a test Wings to verify design (on proto-wing)
    • BIZ-01: Prep books for taxes
    • BIZ-03: Work with Legal on Trademark Filing

Holoseat: PY18 Winter Break Kanban

Added by J. Simmons 2 months ago

J's Kanban Items

  • Get test stand to a point where it can
    • Verify sensors
    • Verify tone rings
    • Simulate pedaling

Bryan's Kanban Items

  • Refining LED setup for Holoseat keys
  • Start the process of Alpha Test T&C review
  • Start the trade mark application process (want trade mark by Christmas 2018)
  • Assemble one of the alpha prototype controllers

J and Bryan Kanban Items

  • Groom backlog
  • Work on Comm Plan
  • Review and finalize the v0.4 BoM
  • Identify the pin for HW versioning

Holoseat: PY18 Sprint 1A Review and Retrospective (1 comment)

Added by J. Simmons 2 months ago

Review

Claiming Done

  • V04-27: Order at quantity any parts where we have high confidence and a reasonable discount
  • V04-16: Place order for replacement components on the v0.4 BOM for confirming suitability
  • V04-49: Implement python serial library for accessing new version of HSP
  • V04-60: Design Rest API in seperate thread that is running using serial protocol
  • V04-50: Implement foundation of desktop app in flask
  • V04-51: Implement Serial Monitor feature
  • V04-71: Branding on keycap
  • SME-02: Split social media accounts out into a seperate folder
  • SME-03: share only the social media folder with Jazmint
  • SME-01: Get Jazmint signed up for Lastpass so we can share passwors securely for social media
  • SME-07: Publish at least one blog post in December

Not Claiming Done

  • V04-14: Select tone ring based on ease to adapt, costs, identical or faster response times, improved single step
  • V04-13: Test the tone rings against the behavior of the existing 12 pole 3D printed design (at least same performance, but looking for faster response times and improved single stepping)
  • V04-15: Adapt test rig to use the new auto-adjusting cadence firmware
  • V04-26: Assemble a test Wings to verify design (on proto-wing)
  • V04-24: Have layout double checked by a volunteer with layout experience
  • V04-52: Figure out how to stabilize the TRRS jack when using female header
  • V04-30: Test prints of both housings to confirm they will work
  • V04-28: Design a housing in Fusion 360 for the sensor and TRRS jack (Sensor Housing)
  • V04-29: Design a housing in Fusion 360 for the Feather and daughter board as well as the LED button and TRRS jack (Controller Housing)
  • V04-59: Design scheme for checking the hardware version so the software can find compatibility
  • V04-58: Implement hardware versioning system that can be detected by Holoseat software
  • V04-47: Develop and document outline of new version of HSP
  • V04-48: Implement new version of HSP in controller firmware
  • V04-61: Implement v0.4 required REST API methods for HSP
  • RAT-12: Ask legal aid about collecting health data and verify requirements for data security
  • V10-01: Have a volunteer familiar with injection molding review the Sensor Housing and make suggestions to allow the design to be usable for both
  • V10-02: Have a volunteer familiar with injection molding review the Controller Housing and make suggestions to allow the design to be usable for both
  • SME-11: Publish overview of gamification and gamification of exercise
  • SME-06: Publish at least one blog post in November
  • SME-10: Research gamify exercise competition (e.g. Pelaton and Virzoom)
  • SME-13: Research exerfy games competition (e.g. PC Gamer Bike and Hack a Day DIY projects)
  • PIC-01: Submit application to Crowd Supply to see if they would be interested in Holoseat

Retrospective

What went well?

  • All component level updates have been completed and verified (still need to verify a couple of assemblies using new components)
  • New software architecture is completed and verified at firmware and software level
  • Engaged with a lawyer, finally
  • Engaged with Roanoke Small Biz Dev Council

What did not go well?

  • Too many PBIs not done
  • We did not attend all stand ups, or even virtual stand ups
  • Did not do a job of engaging with volunteers
  • Spent too much time in this and last sprint trying to engage DC biz dev center
  • Got overly ambitious (just too many PBIs period - again!)
  • Set unrealistic goals for Alpha delivery and have still not accepted what it will take to finish the Alphas
  • Not prioritizing communication enough (especially outside of core dev team)
  • Personal feelings of not doing a good job of personal time management and task list

What can we do better?

  • Find additional volunteers (especially CAD and Marketing)
  • Move "will do"s from stand ups each week to personal task list (on phone)
  • Develop a metric for determining the size of a planned sprint and select an initial cut off point for max size of sprint work (to include how we address outsourced work)
  • Avoid running short sprints in the future, and when we have to run short sprints, the total size of the sprint needs to be reduced from normal
  • Reexamine how we address blocks so they are about what is preventing us from making progress
  • Address lack of time to commit in how much and what goes into "will do" for a stand up (not treat as blocks)
  • Prioritize handling real blocks to remove the thing preventing progress/recognize if block means PBI needs to be dropped from sprint
  • Develop cookie-cutter set of external communication templates that are triggered by specific types of content/events (aka poor man's communication plan)

Holoseat: PY18 Sprint 1A Stand Up 6

Added by J. Simmons 2 months ago

J's Report

  • Did
    • fixed a newly discovered bug dealing with websocket security errors in the GUI
    • V04-15: Adapt test rig to use the new auto-adjusting cadence firmware - bootstrapped test stand as sub-project to isolate test stand source from product source and refactored serial module so it can be used in Holoseat app and in test stand code
  • Will do
    • n/a
  • Blocked?
    • n/a

Bryan's Report

  • Did
    • SME-07 - published the state of the project blog post
    • Mailed J parts and J received them!
    • SME-01: Get Jazmint signed up for Lastpass so we can share passwords securely for social media - pinged Jazz
    • Followed up with lawyer for various PBIs
    • Key/Keycap/LED evaluation for enable button completed
  • Will do
    • n/a
  • Blocked?
    • n/a

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