Welcome to MAAV.  We are a University of Michigan design team that builds an autonomous drone to compete in the international aerial robotics competition (IARC).  If you need more information about us before joining check out our mass meeting slides!

Contents

  • Requirements to join
  • Steps to joining
  • Joining Circuits
  • Joining Structures
  • Joining Software
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Requirements to Join

On MAAV we have no formal requirements to joining. If you are willing to put in an effort to learn and agree to the time commitment, then we would love to have you! The time commitment is 1 Subteam meeting and 1 Workday meeting per week. (About 4-6 hours per week).

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Steps to Joining

  1. Join our mailing-list on MCommunity! This is where most of our general team updates get sent to.
  2. Sign-up for Basic I and Basic II. This is required to access the Wilson Center in order to access our office. Yes, even if you plan on working only on software, you still need to complete this training. Until you get the training done, you will have to find someone to let you in the door every time you show up to the office.
  3. Join maav.slack.com.  This is our slack messenger for the entire team. Use it to directly contact people and get announcements.
  4. Pick a subteam and follow their section for joining!

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Joining Structures

Show up to a structures workday or show up to the general work day and introduce yourself! Info found here.

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Joining Circuits

Show up to a structures workday or show up to the general work day and introduce yourself! Info found here.

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Joining Software

Software spends the first two weeks of Fall Semester getting its new members access to our code base and set up on Ubuntu 16.04. If you are joining during recruitment period you can follow this section during our meeting. If you are joining late, please follow this section on your own. Contact the software leads if you need help.

  1. Join the slack channel #software
  2. Set up the Virtual Machine or Dual Boot.  We recommend Dual booting Linux since it is much faster to run an OS natively.
  3. Get access to our codebase. You will have to email one of the software leads found here .  Subject: Access to gitlab repo.  Message: My uniqname is  <uniqname goes here>. Please add me to the repo!
  4. Clone our repo
  5. Show up to a software meeting or workday to complete your setup and get assigned to a project. Meeting Info found here.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Question: Do I need Basic I and II before I can show up to a workday?
    • Answer: NO! We only want you to have scheduled a training session before coming. It is Wilson Center policy that all students on project teams undergo training.
  • Question: There isn’t an opening for Basic II until a month from now, what can I do?
    • Answer: That’s ok! Sign up for the slot. If you need basic II urgently email maav-leads and we will let the wilson center staff know we need more trainings..