SPUG:the microship/flotilla project is ready for team members

Michael R. Wolf MichaelRunningWolf at att.net
Wed Feb 19 15:18:59 CST 2003

For those who missed my "town crier" announcement at the SPUG meeting
last night, Steve Roberts has gotten re-energized about the microship
project.  Folks that heard him speak at the December meeting will
remember that he was basically "dead in the water", except he wasn't
yet in the water.  

Well, he's moving again, in a big way.  Ideas.  Lists.  Projects.
Interesting projects.  Fun projects.  Cool technology.  Cool
community.  Cool adventure.  Cool.  Cool.  Cool.

And he's looking for folks to join his team to make the flotilla.

Find out more about the project at www.microship.com, with a detailed
TODO list at http://www.microship.com/flotilla/microship-todo.html

If you'd like to get involved, there are lots of opportunities --
        sys admin

Steve plans to have a kick-off gala in a few weeks where you can visit
his land-based laboratory, meet the team, enjoy some curry and cold
beer, and talk about the summer launch of the water-based laboratory
-- the microship flotilla.

I chopped about 95% out of this URL to get the following outline.
Many of the tasks are still at such a high level that there is not yet
a bullet item for them.  Dig around see what may interst you.  Pass
the list on.  Grab a friend.  Join the fun.


    1. Nautical and Mechanical
        Random Jobs
        Cockpit Issues in General
        Pedal Drive Unit and Crankset
        Landing Gear
        Hydraulic System, General
        Hatch Hinge Retrofit

    2. Solar Array, Power, and Thruster
        Electric Thruster
        Basic Electrical Issues
        New Solar Array

    3. System Hardware and Packaging
        Console Packaging Project
        Computer and Control Systems
        Sensor Channels
        Communication Systems

    4. Software Projects

Michael R. Wolf
    All mammals learn by playing!
        MichaelRunningWolf at att.net

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