2017 Sprint 3 Review and Retrospective

We finished just in time for SyndCon. Now it is time to see what users have to say about v0.4.
Added by J. Simmons 3 months 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)

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