June 2000

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Finding a PCB Layout Program Kevin Ross reviews several schematic/PCB layout programs.
Reaching the Next Step in Motion Control and Sensor-Software Fusion for Mobile Robots. Kenneth Maxon presents an in-depth look into controlling motion using sensors and his new 68332 based controller board.
Use a CPLD in your next design. Kenneth Maxon presents a detailed look into using a Complex Programmable Logic Device, which turns out not to be as complex as it sounds!
Have you seen my new soldering Iron? Kenneth Maxon presents a method of soldering that doesn't use an Iron. Check out the shake and bake method of soldering in your toaster!

 

Scheduled Events Here is a list of upcoming events and tech sessions
June 17th Our regular monthly 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!

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