Saturday - Februry 3, 2001
Location: Portland State University Portland Center for Advanced
Technology in room 28
Daryl called the meeting to order and we proceeded to go around the
room talking/displaying/sharing robotic topics.
- Daryl reported his progress on the mini-sumo hardware kits for the PARTS Robotic Contest to be held on May 19, 2001 in the assembly hall at OMSI.
- Pete reported his progress on the mini-sumo electronic parts kit. He also passed around a sample club brochure - looked nice.
- Mark commented on the commitment of OMSI to be the home for the 2001 robot contest.
- Kyle presented his ideas for a gas powered car.
- Rich brought in a book "Robots For Kids" by Morgan published by Kaufman http://www.mkp.com
- John is working on two different BattleBot ideas and will present later.
- Ron from the Seattle Robotics Club http://seattlerobotics.org reported on Seattle Robothon on April 23, 2001.
- Dana shared a new metal punch he bought that punches holes in metal pieces. He also showed his work on a Trinity College Fire Fighting robot using stepper motors.
- Larry described the construction of a mini-sumo ring.
- Ken is working on ranging to a PC (?)
- Brett is working on a low cost board that uses a PIC chip to control robtic projects.
- Caley shared his micro-mouse that he will be using to solve a maze problem for a March 13, 2001 science fair at PSU.
- Warren working on a Palm Plot base for robotic projects.
- Doug shared his progress on anew robot.
- Mark described PSU's progress in robotic projects and instruction. He also volunteered to lead a tour of PSU robotic areas.
- Steve is working on a mini-sumo.
- Eric demonstrated his EMF detector and a capacitor charged car he found a Radio Shack. He also shared his work on his new mini-sumo robot that does not use any processor.
- Mike, an OIT student, reported on his work to use wireless technology to control robotic projects.
- Stu asked if anyone had any information on the "Robotics, Science and Technology" magazine. http://www.RobotMag.com
- Mark demonstrated a robotic vision item he bought in a electronic surplus catalog.
- Justin reported on a Paralax course he attended and on a new mini- sumo he is working on that uses a Basic Stamp II.
- Paul brought in a Lego Mindstorms line follower.
- John shared his carbon fiber wheel mold he made and an OOPIC processor board he got.
- Erin demonstrated his latest mini-sumo.
- Janna reported on her progress on building a mini-sumo.
- Jim reported on his progress to build his first mini-sumo.
We adjourned our meeting and went for Pizza!!!!!