PAN016 Nearing Completion, Needs SW Debug Help

PAN016 was a team of middle school students. Before covid put everything on hold we completed the build and the unit was able to respond to some commands and capture some test images. There are a few sw bugs to resolve, as well as installing the weather proofing and the weather station. Otherwise the build is complete.

The Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland, CA is very interested in taking over the project. They have dedicated teams of high school kids focusing variously on robotics, astronomy, and engineering.

If needed, would they be able to get help from you with sw debug?

I will pass on all the knowledge I have on the hardware and software, but they may need some help.

best regards, Richard Shankman


Good to hear from you.

We hold weekly team meetings (Wednesday, 12:00 noon HST) to discuss updates from PANOPTES teams and help troubleshoot any problems the builders might be facing. It would be best to take the discussion forward during one of those meetings.

Please drop us an email at and we will send you the meeting date, time, and zoom information. If the meeting date/time does not work for your schedule, we can schedule a dedicated meeting that works for everyone.