May 2000

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The DS1305 Timekeeper Kevin Ross shows the DS1305 Realtime Clock chip from Dallas. Includes source code.
My First Robot: A Line Follower Jeff Spencer shares his first robot project with us, a line following robot. Includes source code.
Audio Detector Larry Barello writes about an Audio Detector circuit, complete with schematics and a board layout.
A Robot: Dilbert Larry Barello shows us his fire fighting robot, Dilbert. Includes lots of pictures and some source code.
A Robot: Puff1 Dan Creagan shows us how to build robots the old fashioned way: Steam Power.
Meeting Minutes Tom Dickens provides us with his monthly minutes from our last meeting.

 

Scheduled Events Here is a list of upcoming events and tech sessions
May 20th Our regular monthly meeting
May 20th This is a reminder that the Eighth Annual Northwest Robot Sumo
Tournament
is coming.  This year, it'll be at the Gymnasium at Edmonds
Community College between 1:00 and 4:00 PM on Saturday May 20th (the
afternoon after the regular SRS meeting in Renton).

 

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!

For information about submissions or comments about the online Encoder, contact Kevin Ross