Portland Area Robotics Society

Regular Meeting Minutes

August 2, 2008, 10:30AM 


1.    Welcome

2.  Presentation

      - Pololu 3pi Robot Demonstration - Movie from pololu.com

      Jim Remington brought a 3pi robot to show the club

3.    Show and Tell


Pololu 3pi Robot Demonstration - Jim Remington brought a 3pi to show the group

Pololu 3pi Website - http://www.pololu.com/catalog/product/975

Show and Tell

1.      Larry Ossowski brought a recently built Dorkboard and reported on the 3rd Arduino Cult Induction given by DorkbotPDX

The Dorkboard is an Arduino compatible controller design by Donald Delmar Davis of PARTS

2.      Dan Strother brought the first PCB fro his new Brushless Motor Driver (www.danstrother.com)

Includes both RS-422 and CAN interface

Used Sparkfun batch PCB to have the PCB fabricated

Used Eagle 5 to layout the Board

3.      Another Member brought two Prototype PCB from NASA Mars Rover Project

4.      Warren brought a Box of Stuff form some new project

A Graymark Copycat Robot

Two EBay Finds:  Parallax Toddler & Parallax SumoBot

Radio Shack Mattracks

5.      Don Davis discussed his Benito7G programmer - Used with the Dorkboard


PARTS Arduino Cult Induction - September Meeting

Watch the Parts Yahoo Group and PARTS Website for further details.

6.      Ryan Smythe talked about his recent trip to Spokane and his visit to a the toy robot museum