received his Arduino Mega. It has two Serial ports. One of the serial ports will communicate with the computer and the other will communicate with the microproceesor. This will allow frequent position updates from the linear actuator microprocessors and buffering of commands from the computer.
received his CH Robotics IMU and uploaded the latest firmware. Unfortunately the accelerometer is returning all zeros.
reflashed the linear actuator firmware. May need to add a bigger capacitor.
Wrote improved follow_controller but awaiting the Arduino to increase linact position accuracy before testing
Started working on the kinect portion of the modified turtlebot block manipulation demo. The actual robot state is not being displayed accurately. Debugging.