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Spring 2003
Servo modification for PWM control   Ringo Davis shows us an interesting hack for controlling the speed of your R/C servo motors.
A Collection of Robots   Ryan Wistort has an article showing his collection of robots. If you are looking for a little inspiration, you should have a look!
V/I Curve Tracer
 
  Brian Rippie has a cool utility project. Ever wanted to watch the reactions between current draw and voltage? This project will plot this on your scope.
Position sensing of robots   Hans A. Middelbeek has some suggestions for robot positioning.
Air Mail Stamp   Dan puts his robotics knowledge to use on another hobby: Airplanes.
Robot to PC 2 Way Wireless RF   Don Carveth is at it again. This article describes how to establish 2 way wireless RF data transfer between Windows applications on your PC and a microcontroller on your robot.
Servo Speed Control   Theodore Johnson has another approach for controlling the speed of an R/C servo.
 
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!
Scheduled Events   Here is a list of upcoming events and tech sessions
May 17th   Our regular monthly meeting
Monday Night Chat   Every Monday Night, we have a chat session. Join us to talk robots, ask questions, or just hang out with the gang.
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!

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