[islandlabs] Study Sessions + Powershell

Burns, William burns
Tue May 27 01:47:55 EDT 2014


What goes on at the Tuesday study sessions has very little to do with what goes on at the regular island labs meetings on Wednesday.
So, no. this is not related to the quadcopter project.

Powershell is a ("the"?) windows scripting environment.
Checking remaining disk capacity and SMART status is one thought re: an example to teach the powershell scripting language.
Since we don't have a lot of other ideas on the table, this seems like a reasonable goal and/or place to start.

From: List [list-bounces at freeculture.org] on behalf of Chris Knadle [Chris.Knadle at coredump.us]
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On Tuesday, May 27, 2014 01:44:38 Burns, William wrote:
> Tuesday (at CSHL) we'll be doing another powershell study session and
> 'though Lee won't be able to make it, if there are no other suggestions,
> we'll be following his idea of using powershell to check remaining
> hard-drive capacity and SMART status. Brian should be around to give us a
> hand w/ that.

This is the first time I've heard mention hard disk capacity and SMART
status... is this of something on the quadcopter?  Like an SD stick?

> Jim:
> If you're still going to buy motors, put me down for 8.
> note: the ones from Microcenter cost $23.
> I have 3 of them now.
> The speed controllers cost $11.
> The prop packs were $12.
> If you think of it, please bring replacement motor shafts 'cause I'd like to
> try repairing a motor.

I suppose it depends on the design of the brushless motor you're dealing with,
but the brushless motor my dad and I have in the "warmliner" plane has a shaft
that appears to be replaceable with some difficulty, which has bearings and
retaining rings with hex-key set screws at both ends.

> I'm not sure where yet, but I'll see you guys on Wednesday.

I'm taking a friend home from the hospital on Wednesday, but if that's over
with early enough I'll try to make the meeting (so please try to mention on
the list where you'll be and point to how to get there).

  -- Chris

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