Today we followed our new more structured format.
10 minutes for introductions
30 minutes for main talk and Q&A or 3x10 minutes lightnight talks
- Roger introduced the beginnings of the Operations Manual for Py-CU. From the last meeting notes, “The purpose of this document is to capture the necessary steps, leadership experience, etc, about the administrative requirements for running Py-CU, from web administration, group meetings, special events, etc.”
10 minutes birds of a feather
10 minutes of group TILing (Today I Learned)
- Roger talked about using OpenCV to make your laptop’s webcam as good as a conventional scanner (where “scanning” means placing your paper kind of by the keyboard and tilting the laptop screen down to point the webcam at the paper), and showed us his script that uses homography to warp the camera image to an “overhead” perspective.
20 minutes business/boring stuff
- This included followup from our meeting with Makerspace Urbana on December 1.
10 minutes planning for next time
Detailed directions to the new meeting location: Applied Research
Associates is located at 100 Trade Centre
Dr. (sort of by Kirby and State), Suite 200, in Champaign. It’s the same
building as Wolfram, and the entrance is on the SW corner of the building,
where the rotating doors are. Those will most likely be locked at that time,
but we’ll have someone in the lobby to let you in.