January 2001 home page.
|Outdoor Navigation using polarized sunlight||Alexis Desbiens shows us an extremely clever idea for navigating using polarized sunlight instead of a magnetic compass.
Topics: Projects, Electronics, Sensors, Navigation
|Modifying the internal potentiometer of the TS-80||Alexis Desbiens has some great ideas and background information on modifying servo motors to get positional feedback.
Topics: Electronics, Motors/Locomotion
|The Skank Sponge Awards||This contest is the first annual Seattle Robotics Society Skank Sponge Award. The Skank Sponge Award recognizes the hobbyist who has the foulest and most disgusting looking solder sponge.
|PCB Software Update||Update of Kevin Ross's search for a good schematic & PCB capture program.
Topics: Product Reviews, Basics, Construction Techniques
|Lego Gripper||Jim Wright describes how to build a gripper from LEGO Technic parts.
Topics: Projects, Construction Techniques
|Robot: Merlin||Merlin was designed to navigate a maze of known layout and dimension, in search of a single candle flame, for the purpose of extinguishing that flame.
Topics: Contests, Projects, Microcontrollers, Motors/Locomotion, Sensors, Navigation, Construction Techniques
|Bill Ruehl, Chris Nocchi|
|Meeting Minutes||Meeting notes for Saturday, January 20, 2001.
Topics: Meeting Minutes, Contests
|Designing a new controller board||Kevin Ross searches for the next ideal robot controller.
Topics: Product Reviews, Electronics