Portland Area Robotics Society

Regular Meeting Minutes

June 6, 2009, 10:30AM 


1.    Welcome Fred Stevens (We are still working to solidify or Meeting Room with PSU)

2.    Show and Tell

3. Lunch at Blondies Pizza

Show and Tell

Looking for Used Machine Tool sin Portland try Teds Tool Shed, affectionately know as Teds stolen tools

Pete Skeggs Talked about his latest encoder products ( http://www.nubotics.com). Showed us the computer IO product IO Bridge for computer enable remote control monitoring. For more information see http://www.iobridge.com/.

Larry Ossowski Brought in his low budget outdoor robot. Asked the group about further interest in an Outdoor Challenge for the club in August. The rules would follow those used in 2008 http://www.portlandrobotics.org/POCrules.html. If there is interest there may even be a Robomagellan type challenge as well.

Monty / Steve Maker Faire Adam Savage gave a talk on how failure builds character http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2009/06/adam_savage_at_maker_faire_talking.html

Steve Davee Gave a talk at Maker Faire on creative capacity of children

Don Davis Building Bike meters magnetic sensors for stationary bike races. Sunstone Circuits Value Proto service for PCBs as low as $28. https://www.sunstone.com/quoteValueProto.aspx

Arduino Fabrication Workshop at Portland TechShop June 14, 2009 - http://dorkbotpdx.org/blog/feurig/focused_workshop_fabrication_etch_your_own_circuit_board

Techshop Fathers Day membership deal - http://www.portlandtechshop.com/index.php/join

Dave Shinsel Provide a very interesting in depth discussion and demonstration of his Robot Loki. I did not take any pictures but here are some links.