Follow Impulse’s Journey through Australia!

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Hi, this is Devan, checking in from the exotic city of … Berkeley, California. Not everyone in CalSol is off exploring the land down under. CalSol members back at home are excitedly following updates from the Australia crew as they come in. There’s just one thing – I don’t know about you, but I’m not particularly well versed with Australia’s geography. To help put things in perspective, we’ll be maintaining a KML overlay for Google Maps with the location of each blog post.

If you click on the highlighted route, it’ll take you to the corresponding blog post for that leg of the journey. We’ll also be updating Impulse’s position every morning so that you can see how far they’ve traveled.

Telemetry meets Tritium

The test setup for the Tritium motor controller interfacing with the Telemetry board
The Telemetry board and Tritium controller test setup

This Sunday, the Telemetry team met with Rafael to test their new telemetry program with the Tritium motor controller. With the telemetry board connected to the motor controller’s CAN bus, we were able to see all of the packets on our laptop as they were sent, including a graph of the last thirty seconds of data. There are still some bugs to fix and features to implement, but overall we’re quite pleased with the program so far.