Monthly Archives: January 2011

Tom.DeVito 1.31.2011

Repairing the hand:

  • The top of the thumb, bottom of index, top of the pinky and bottom forward back rotation need repairs.
  • Attached new strain gauges to all but the bottom index.  This one will have to wait for the glue to dry on top.
  • left/right rotation, middle, and ring finger all work with good sensitivity.

Had to leave to get a check book from my house.  Will continue working on the articulated hand at home and call about the voice coil actuators.


Mike 1.31.2011

Continuing work on the data grid report item:

  • Moved the other 6 sample tables from the word doc in to the report prototype
  • Added the remainder of the text in aswell
  • Added word wrap to headers and cells
  • added column colors to cells only
  • Column header colors are possible but will require some work
  • cell specific colors are possible but will require much more work
  • HTML text in columns is possible but will require a fair amount of work
  • Added vertical and horizontal grid lines to the data grid

Phil 1.31.2010

8:00 – 5:30 VISIBILITY

  • Finally found out what was causing the “save problem” with PPM financial data. If a cell that has information has that info deleted, then when the window is closed, the save dialog appears.
  • Wrote up server requirements for Brian
  • Got most of the object transfer done. Need to get the typing on DbTable working better.

Dong Shin 01.31.2011

  • found a way to use the M2_REPO environment variable for Flex Projects so that the Build Path no longer requires the absolute path. Maven Assist should have this…. Updated MavenAssist, now V1.9.2.10
    • <configuration>
    • cannot get to SourceForge FTP server – connection refused?
  • PPM Changes
    • fixed Financial Data saving problem
    • creating database upgrade scripts for Financial Status
      • DBUpdateSQLs01312011.sql

Tom.DeVito 1.28.2011

Noticed I never published my blog for yesterday

3D articulated hand with force feedback:

  • Noticed that the solar system is technically a joint so this is a good place to start from
  • Mapped out the measurements and angles of my hand in order to get an idea of scaling ratios and required degrees of motion
  • Going to start with the finger tips and work my way down the hand.
  • The palm and thumb are going to be tricky because its made up of oddly shaped polygons
  • Read up on 3d vector physics a bit

Repairing the hand

  • Wired up the hand.  Only broke one connection others seem good.  Flux helps a lot.  It seemed to protect the gold leads and lower the specific heat of the solder.
  • All connections are giving proper resistances but I have not tested them on the SG amps yet.

Mike 1.28.2011

Working on AdvDataGridReportItem:

  • Have it loading in right beside text and the roll up report item.
  • It reads a column configuration in and sets up the columns accordingly, even works with grouped columns
  • Copied some of the fake data over from the new report from Alan, seems to be working
  • It needs wordwrap in both the cells and headers since a lot of the headers are excessively long

Put eclipse, subclipse, and the programming test on the extra laptop.

Dong Shin 01.28.2011

  • PPM Changes
    • continue working on Funding Request work with new tables….
      • Direct Cites/Contracts working
    • Multiple Direct Cites results in many same entries in Financial Status….
    • funding_request table missing project ID!!!
      • ALTER TABLE `funding_requests` ADD `project_id` INT NULL AFTER `statement_of_work` , ADD INDEX ( `project_id` )
      • ALTER TABLE `funding_requests` CHANGE `project_number` `project_number` VARCHAR( 256 ) CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci NULL DEFAULT NULL
      • UPDATE funding_requests SET project_id = ( SELECT uid
        FROM projects
        WHERE funding_requests.project_number = projects.project_number )
      • ALTER TABLE `direct_cites` DROP `contract_number`
    • modified Funding Request to store Project ID
    • mapping Funding Request data fields to Financial Status

Phil 1.28.2011

7:30 – 5:30 VISIBILITY

  • Meeting with Matt and Anne from 3:00 – 4:00. Went very well. We’re going to try to get some more and better data into VISIBILITY
  • Class today – out between 9:30 and 11:30
  • working on  generic data handlers
    • Get insert working – Done, but I want to add precompiled queries as well
    • Get SELECT Query working
    • change User Info over to use new system
  • Spent some time improving the precompiled query code in DbHelper

Mike 1.27.2011

More work on the report widget

  • Connected the tree navigator to the report, so clicking an item in the tree now expands the appropriate node in the report
  • Created a SelfLabelingTextInput which when it is empty and not focused, it displays a label in itself such as ‘Search’.  I had to remember how to create and set custom styles in flex components.  Checked to make sure it is still the same method in Flex 4 as it was in Flex 3.  There’s decent sample code of how to do it in SelfLabelingTextInput.
  • Created a skin to the text input which has a space for an icon, added a standard magnifying glass icon, and called it SearchTextInputSkin, both the skin and the component are now in FGMUtils.
  • Added the ability to disable the transition animations in rollupcontaienrs so I can correctly calculate the verticalScrollPosition after expanding nodes

Phil 1.27.2011

10:30 – 4:30 VISIBILITY

  • It took about 90 minutes to dig out today. Heavy snow.
  • Working on
    • Remote objects are only typed when read by Java if the .as file is decorated properly. An actionscript object that inherits from a decorated class is read in as an ASObject.
    • I couldn’t cast data the way that I wanted to from the remote objects so I redid the approach so that data objects are wrapped in remote objects. There are now the following objects:
      • CreateTableObject: Wraps an actionscript object and sets the class name as the table name. Returns a status string that can be the error message from SQL
      • InsertObject: Wraps an actionscript object and attaches a table name. When received by the host, a statement is built to insert the data into an existing table
      • QueryObject: Passes a query and a table name top the host. The table name is created by passing the actionscript object into the QueryObject class
      • QueryResultObject: Contains the query string, any message string, the table name, and an ArrayList of Maps that are converted to a Bindable ArrayCollection on the Client side
    • Tomorrow I’ll try to refactor the user info to use the new mechanism and work out into projects and entries from there.
  • It is, by the way, very convenient to look at what’s going on with the server at times 🙂