February, 2000

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The Basics: Tools Kevin Ross talks about some of the basic tools needed to be productive working with Electronics
Robot: CB4 Daniel Myall shares pictures of his robot CB4.
Easy Wheels Dan Creagan presents a great article about making robot wheels.
First Steps: Sonar Doug Leppard continues his first steps series with a great article about Drivers for Sonar & Mapping
My latest project Karl shows us his latest project
Feburary Meeting Minutes Notes and tips from the February Meeting

 

Scheduled Events Here is a list of upcoming events and tech sessions
February 19th Our regular monthly meeting
March 18th Our regular monthly meeting
March 18th The SRS regional for the Trinity Fire Fighting Contest following our regular meeting.

 

Quick Notes Interesting bits of news and trivia
Authors Needed! The Encoder is actively seeking authors to help write the Encoder. The key to growing in this hobby is communicating your experiences to others. The Seattle Robotics Society Encoder is one of the premier resources for amateur robotics on the Internet. Each issue is read by thousands of people around the world. Please consider sharing ideas with us. Check out The Encoder Writers Guide for information about how you can help spread the excitement!

 

Hot Links Here are this months list of interesting links. If you find a cool one, send it to us and we will add it to the list of Hot Links. This list will change each month.
Standard Technologies of the Seattle Robotics Society Just getting started? You might like to check out this link that documents some of the standard technologies that the Seattle Robotics Society suggests for those just starting out. This article explains a lot of different aspects about building a robot. Have a look!
http://www.newmicros.com New Micros sells a great set of single board computers for a variety of different microcontrollers.
www.ai.mit.edu/people/brooks/papers.html An online source for many of Rodney Brooks papers on robotics. Interesting read!
http://www.nidlink.com/~fouronkey HERN IRON WORKS is located in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; about 30 miles east of Spokane, Washington, on Interstate 90. John Hern, and SRS member, has the ability to produce high quality cast parts.
http://www.nidlink.com/~hern John Hern's personal website that has a lot of pretty cool stuff on it. Check out his robot and antique radio site collection.
http://www.teleport.com/~raybutts Small embedded computers for Robotics, science applications, and general hobby use.
http://incolor.inetnebr.com/bill_r/fun_with_molten_metal.htm
Interesting page about home foundry for casting your own metal parts.
http://robot-central.webjump.com Robot Central has some interesting robotic related information
http://www.arsrobotica.com Another interesting robotics news site.
http://www.workshop3d.com/rcx/index.htm A Lego Mindstorms competition in Seattle on April 1st.

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