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September 29, 2017

  • Day #67 - Last Day!

    Team 276linesofCode (Tessel) [2017] — at September 29, 2017 18:27 UTC

    Hey,

    So the Last day of RGSoC just got over for us 😭
    We had our last call with our Supervisor Vaishali and Mentor Kelsey. We can't believe it's no more of status updates, no more of PRs and no more of calls from Kelsey at 8:30 AM in the morning. We have had SO much of fun and our learning curve has been exponential, with working on different issues. We can't thank our Mentor, Kelsey for being the most amazing advisor and mentor ever! Tessel is the organization one needs when they are newbies to Open Source. Thank you Vaishali for being the ever fabulous Supervisor, helping us out with talks and everything that is needed to make our SoC more cooler than it already is.

    And lots of Love ❤️ 💛 💚 💙 💜 💗 to the RGSoC organisers. We are ever grateful for being selected as RGSoCers 2017!

    Oh, and not to mention the Conference 😘 , its Mission Paris 2018 for us!

    This experience will be unforgettable and we wish all the best to the RGSoC Family 💞

    Finally, Adios.

September 28, 2017

  • Day #66 - Its almost over :(

    Team 276linesofCode (Tessel) [2017] — at September 28, 2017 20:53 UTC

    Hey,

    Today we looked into enabling support for the 3G Dongle for ESP32. We had a Dongle with us wherein we tried installing the correct drivers in our systems. We have installed the driver toolchain in our systems and will continue it tomorrow.
    It's the last day of RGSoC tomorrow and we cannot stop thinking about it :(
    We'll try and make the most use of it.

    Till then, Adios.

September 27, 2017

  • Day #65 - Hello ESP32!!

    Team 276linesofCode (Tessel) [2017] — at September 27, 2017 16:59 UTC

    Hey,

    So, today although we had to work work on 3G dongle but we ended up spending some time on the ESP32 module instead. Today, after so many failures in the past, we were finally able to push the Hello World code successfully to the ESP32 module which our mentor had sent us. While working on the ESP32 module, we also went through a few examples about it which were their on a github repository. After that, when we were confident about its functionality, we opened the reach-wg repository in Tessel to look for issues related to ESP32 module. We found one issue of interest to us in which we have to implement an I2C communication between the ESP32 module and the accelerometer module of Tessel. But what our another challenge is that since the ESP32 module is not soldered to any pins, we would first have to think of how to solder it so that we may start working on the issue.

    Till then, Adios.

September 26, 2017

  • Day #64 - Completed the PR!!

    Team 276linesofCode (Tessel) [2017] — at September 26, 2017 18:59 UTC

    Hey!

    Today, we made the final changes required for the I2C tutorial Pull Request and now it is under further reviews. We were able to understand its code from the scratch and hence were able to give a nice description of all the functions involved in the Code for beginners. Hopefully, the PR would get merged soon after the Tessel Steering Committee members review it. Tomorrow, we have planned to complete the next task in our checklist that is 3G dongle.

    Till then, Adios.

September 25, 2017

  • Day #63 - Back to Work!!

    Team 276linesofCode (Tessel) [2017] — at September 25, 2017 18:23 UTC

    Hey!

    So, our mid semester examinations finally got over yesterday and we started with our Tessel work once again today. We had a doubt clearing session with our mentor Kelsey for one of our on going PRs. We both had a lot of fun today doing that line by line analysis of the code with Kelsey. So, we would be able to complete the PR in a day or two. We even made some progress with the 3G dongle issue since we were able to get the other Tessel we have connected to the wifi. So all the required packages have now been installed and the next step is to play around with the 3G dongle writing some shell scripts and then integrating them with the OpenWRT Framework.

    Till then, Adios.

September 22, 2017

  • Day #62 - Meetings!!

    Team 276linesofCode (Tessel) [2017] — at September 22, 2017 18:08 UTC

    Hey!

    Today we had a weekly call with our mentor Kelsey. We discussed the issues we had been facing the past few days. So, in order to help us she suggested that all three of us sit together and try going through the problematic code line by line. We even asked her if we could write a final blog post for "This week in Tessel", which she approved. Thanks a lot Vaishali for this suggestion. Kelsey, even told us that one of the Tessel Committee members, Tim, would like to conduct a workshop to update all of us about the progress so far in Tessel Reach module.

    Till then, Adios.

  • Day #61

    Team 276linesofCode (Tessel) [2017] — at September 22, 2017 03:36 UTC

    Hey,

    Yesterday, we finally got our conference tickets!! We're going to Paris next year !
    In the brief time that we had in midst of our preparations for our exams, we tried working on the 3G Dongle issue as well, however our Tessel isn't getting connected to the internet as well. We'd look into the issue as soon as our exams end this Sunday.

    Till then, Adios.

September 20, 2017

September 19, 2017

  • Day #59 - Exams!!

    Team 276linesofCode (Tessel) [2017] — at September 19, 2017 19:24 UTC

    Hey,

    So, our mid semester examinations begin from tomorrow, so, we both were busy preparing for the same. We couldn't do much work today and hope to cover it in the coming days after the examinations get over.

    Till then, Adios.

September 18, 2017

  • Day #58 - Meetings and Merged PR!!

    Team 276linesofCode (Tessel) [2017] — at September 18, 2017 18:03 UTC

    Hey!

    So, yesterday, one of the PRs, we had been working on to document a tutorial for pin.pull() functionality got merged!! But, there were some issues of it getting rendered with the Tessel's documentation Gitbook. This was because we had overlooked a mistake while running the Gitbook locally. So, we sent a Pull Request for the same. It has got approved and hopefully would get merged soon. We even had a weekly call with our supervisor, Vaishali updating her on what we have completed so far. She gave us some suggestions regarding writing a final blog for the Tessel community containing our experiences so far with them.

    Tomorrow, we have a weekly call with our mentor Kelsey. We are thinking about asking if we could write another blog for Tessel like we had written in the beginning. Apart from that, there are a few technical issues we are facing in one of our Pull Requests which is under review.

    Till then, Adios.

September 15, 2017

September 14, 2017

  • Day #56 - Breakthrough!!

    Team 276linesofCode (Tessel) [2017] — at September 14, 2017 18:15 UTC

    Hey!

    So, today after gaining all the knowledge from what we had read up yesterday, we sat together implementing all the steps one by one. We had to first ssh into Tessel. This process was successful in the first attempt. We then had install several packages for enabling the 3G dongle support. While doing so, some packages got installed in the first go but one of them was causing some problem. So, we approached the Tessel Community on their Github Repository itself. Since, we couldn't proceed further because the installation failed at the last step, we sent the rest of our time figuring out the possible error that could have been occurring.

    By the end of the day, we got an answer on the query raised by us bu one of the Tessel Steering Committee members. He suggested that we check the wifi connections to our Tessel board.

    Tomorrow, we have decided to consider looking at the wifi connection for Tessel once to rectify the problem.

    Till then, Adios.

September 13, 2017

  • Day #55 - BlogPost and Readings!!

    Team 276linesofCode (Tessel) [2017] — at September 13, 2017 19:18 UTC

    Hey!

    Today, we started reading up tutorials for the 3G dongle support we have to enable for Tessel. This involved going through what OpenWRT is, what all pre installations are required, how to SSH to Tessel, going through some similar previously implemented codes etc. Also, our second blog post for RGSoC got published yesterday!! Tomorrow, we would continue our research on the 3G dongle issue since, we aim at completing it before the summer program ends.

    Till then, Adios.

September 12, 2017

  • Day #54 - Working on ESP32 again

    Team 276linesofCode (Tessel) [2017] — at September 12, 2017 19:00 UTC

    Hey!

    Today we took up the ESP32 "Reach" issue again, where we started exploring the details of the ESP32 board from Sparkfun that our mentor, Kelsey, sent us. We also re-installed the toolchain required for the ESP32 setup in our systems. Tomorrow, we'll get started with the actual hardware work.

    Till then, Adios.

September 11, 2017

  • Day #53 - Reviews in PRs

    Team 276linesofCode (Tessel) [2017] — at September 11, 2017 18:19 UTC

    Hey!

    So, today we sat together and decided to look into the changes requested on two of our Pull Requests - Issue #93 and Issue #179. We made the changes as were asked by the reviewers from the Tessel Steering Committee.

    For tomorrow we have decided to start over once again with the new ESP32 module our mentor had sent us few days ago and try to upload a HelloWorld code to it as the first step.

    Till then, Adios.

September 08, 2017

  • Day #52 - Blog Post and PRs!!

    Team 276linesofCode (Tessel) [2017] — at September 8, 2017 20:20 UTC

    Hey!

    So, today we finished our second RGSoC blog post and submitted a Pull Request for the same. Now, we are waiting for it to get published soon. After we got over with the blog post, we continued our work on Tessel where we had left it which was making a few changes requested on a PR sent this week.

    Looking forward to another fruitful week ahead.

    Till then, Adios.

September 07, 2017

  • Day #51 - Blog posts!

    Team 276linesofCode (Tessel) [2017] — at September 7, 2017 17:31 UTC

    Hey!

    Tomorrow is when we need to send our final PR for our blog. We started drafting a version of the same, collecting code pieces and screenshots. Today was spent working on the same. We'd get back with the 3G Dongle support for Tessel work as soon as the blog post is done.

    Till then, Adios.

September 06, 2017

  • Day #50 - Blog post!!

    Team 276linesofCode (Tessel) [2017] — at September 6, 2017 18:23 UTC

    Hey!

    Since, our blog post is due in two days, we sat together today, reading the previous years blogs and collecting all the points to consider for the same. We have drafted a basic layout for our blog and would be continuing our work on the same tomorrow.

    Till then, Adios.

September 05, 2017

  • Day #49 - Reviews and Meetings!!

    Team 276linesofCode (Tessel) [2017] — at September 5, 2017 18:15 UTC

    Hey!

    So, today we got reviews for the PR we had sent yesterday. We would be working on fixing the changes requested by the Tessel steering committee members. We had some doubts regarding the code snippet we had used from one of the repositories of Tessel for this.

    Our doubts got cleared through the weekly call we had with our mentor, Kelsey today. She had given a talk in a conference where she had explained the code snippet we were having doubts in. So, she shared the slides she had prepared and also walked us through the entire code and it's working. Now, we have a clear idea of how the code works and would be sending commits for the changes tomorrow. We even discussed with her the final contributions we would be making since RGSoC is coming to an end soon.

    We even had the weekly call with our supervisor, Vaishali. We gave her the weekly updates. While having the call with her she gave us an amazing idea of documenting our way through the issue we would be starting soon for 3G dongle support in Tessel.

    Apart from this we have started accumulating points for the blog post we have to submit by the end of this week.

    Till then, Adios.

September 04, 2017

  • Day #48 - PRs and New issues!

    Team 276linesofCode (Tessel) [2017] — at September 4, 2017 18:24 UTC

    Hey,

    We worked on the weekends and finally were able to send a fully ready PR #181. We got good reviews on our initial comments in the issue. We also worked on making some last minute changes for issue #93 and it is also merge ready.
    We also finally started reading on a highly technical issue about enabling 3G Dongles in Tessel. This requires some reading in from the OpenWRT website and we are in a process of doing so. This week will be most probably spent in dealing with this issue along with a few side issues.

    Till then, Adios.

September 01, 2017

  • Day #47 - Issues!!

    Team 276linesofCode (Tessel) [2017] — at September 1, 2017 17:56 UTC

    Hey!

    Today, we got to know that the issue we had been working on the past two days did not require any work as such because till now no user of Tessel had faced the problem of t2-update being slow. So, we shifted our focus from this issue to another listed in t2-docs and started working on it. In this issue we have to make a tutorial for I2C communication protocol in Tessel. We have been able to write the code for it as well as make a fritzing diagram for the same. Some documentations and final touches are left and we would be able to send a pull request for the same by tomorrow.

    Till then, Adios.

August 31, 2017

  • Day #46 - Readings!!

    Team 276linesofCode (Tessel) [2017] — at August 31, 2017 17:47 UTC

    Hey!

    Today, we continued our working on the issue we had started yesterday. In order to resolve the same we went through the data sheet of SAMD21 chip to get to know about its specifications. We even read through the codes which have been implemented for the functioning of t2 update.

    For tomorrow, we are thinking of continuing our work on this issue along with working on a non-technical issue of making GIFs for the tessel modules. That would be fun!!

    Till then, Adios.

August 30, 2017

  • Day #45 - Finally an issue!

    Team 276linesofCode (Tessel) [2017] — at August 30, 2017 17:08 UTC

    Hey!

    So today, both of us finally decided to up our game and start working on an issue in the Command Line interface - "t2-cli". The issue is # 254 where one of the tessel steering members has wonderfully answered our query, which can help us jumpstart the issue. The issue has two major goals -
    1. Send the compressed binary to T2 instead of downloading from a server, decompressing it, then transferring it. Would make USB-only updating much more tolerable.
    2. Update the SAMD21 firmware from the T2 (that way it doesn't have to be USB connected).
    We've started going through the previous codes that have implemented the earlier version. It's quite a tricky task and we would love to get our hands dirty with it.

    Till then, Adios.

August 29, 2017

  • Day #44 - Searching Issues

    Team 276linesofCode (Tessel) [2017] — at August 29, 2017 17:43 UTC

    Hey!

    So, today we both worked together at our University. The major task for today was to search upon new issues we can work on in the coming days, searching terms used in the Issues and pinging the Tessel Community members on Github in order to know the first step into resolving those issues.

    From tomorrow we would be taking one issue and work on the same.

    Till then, Adios.

August 28, 2017

  • Day #43 - Meetings and new approaches!!

    Team 276linesofCode (Tessel) [2017] — at August 28, 2017 19:08 UTC

    Hey!

    Today, our mentor Kelsey, sent us a list of technical issues that we could work on. So, we explored the same. After that, we were excited since we received the ESP32 module which Kelsey had shipped for us. So, tomorrow onwards we would try to working on this module to check where ours was going wrong. We even had a weekly call with our Supervisor giving her all the weekly updates, discussing the due date for our next blog, talking about conferences we can approach to as speakers.

    Till then, Adios.