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January 14th, 2010

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yes.. we are trying to join the Technorati community and this is the claim token that they assign to us.

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New wordpress version for our blog

December 9th, 2009

We just update the blog to the last version of wordpress. No big issues… we where lucky. Still the major problem remain the spam because sourceforge does not allow out coming connections from their servers so  spam filters does not work

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First outdoor test of Lego Mindstorm Robot

October 10th, 2009

The Lego Mindstorm Robot (codename: “T1″ :) ) has been tested outside in an open field. The Instrument Element of the robot was on a web-server, running on a linux. The test web-page was accessed using an iPhone.

Though the robot doesn’t perform well on grass or rough terrain because of physical limitations, but the instrument element architecture for the device is working quite well. Watch:

Full speed ahead!

Test using iPhone

A full documentation will be published soon in the Intrument Element wiki page.

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Welcome Alimur and Krzysztof!

July 2nd, 2009

We are please to welcome Alimur and Krzysztof as new members of the project. Alimur is a master student specialized in embedded systems while Krzysztof has just finished his bachelor in computer science.

In the next months they will implements Web Based APIs for the Lego Mindstorm. They both are at their first experience in Opensource and soon we will see them around in our mailing lists and this blog.

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Volunteer computing support

July 1st, 2009

Hi guys,

as Francesco introduced me this is my first post on the blog. It’s a great pleasure for me to start this open-source adventure with all of you!

I’ve just started to commit on the instrument element repository under the xwchplugin subproject directory.

Roughly the main objective of this subproject is to enable the possibility to connect to the volunteer computing middleware through a well defined interface (in our case the middleware considered will be xtremwebch [possibly some other in the future?]) in order to submit some computational intensive jobs to the volunteer computing middleware and get back the results instead of computing it locally which could be too much time-consuming or impossible.

At the moment you can find some ideas and all the input parameters needed to access this service in the repository.

I’m trying to abstract the connection to the volunteer computing middleware (class Connection), a generic application (class Application), its modules (class Module) and the interface to access the volunteer computing service (interface IVCMiddleware).

If you are curious, interested or have some tips to give me, feel free to drop me a message and/or email.

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Welcome Mark!

June 22nd, 2009

I am pleased to welcome Mark in our teem. He is a student at the faculty of informatics and he is at the beginning of his second year.
He is currently doing a summer internship at the faculty and this is his first “real experience” in Opensource.  He is interested
in Workflow and Volunteer Computing. Soon we will see him around in our mailing lists and this blog. 

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Web Site Updated

June 12th, 2009

The Website have been updated with a new project overview and links to our new SVN and Mailing lists. The task have been closed in our tracker but any comment is more than welcome!

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Problems with Ohloh Enlistment Solved

May 12th, 2009

In the past days we encounter a few problems with our project enlistment in Ohloh. The problems appear to be solved now. I kindly ask you to keep an eye on our enlistment and if you see something wrong drop us a line!

link: Instrument Element Enlistment

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Code moved in the source-forge SVN

May 7th, 2009

We just finished to move the code in the SVN repository; as we agree in our mail lists, from now on the development will continue there. The CVS will stay there for a wile and then, we will officially close it. Please inform us if you experience any trouble.

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Welcome Amit!

May 6th, 2009

I am please to welcome our new active member of the team: Amit. He is a PhD candidate at the university of Melbourne and have a particular interest in the Lego Mindstorm.   Soon we will see his contribution in our Wiki and SVN! 

Once again welcome and we will all wish you an enjoyable open source experience!

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