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The HomeBrew Robotics Club was resurrected from the ashes of the original HomeBrew Computer Club by a group enthusiasts who were interested in the emerging field of robotics.
Updated: 1 year 10 weeks ago

Presentation: Imaging the Ancient Greek Antikythera Mechanism -- 7pm, 6/13/13

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 01:53
 

Thursday June 13, 2013--7pm

Imaging the Antikythera Mechanism

"Hello, World" for a GPU

Wed, 06/12/2013 - 21:40
"Hello, World!" for a GPU is easier than you might think.
The following steps are all that is required for your first
GPU program. This is for a PC/nVidia/cuda. (I'll post again
when I have it for ARM/Mali/OpenCL.)

lspci | grep -i nvidia # nVidia specific for now
sudo apt-get install nvidia-cuda-toolkit nvidia-cuda-doc nvidia-cuda-dev

Registration for tonight's meeting

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 22:35
To streamline the process of obtaining a name badge when you arrive at
Google for the meeting on Wednesday, please preregister by filling out the
following form:
[link]
You can still attend the meeting if you don't preregister, but you will

Googel Badge registration for tonight's meeting.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 22:35
Fellow members;

The link on the HBrobotics web page says the Google badge pre-registration is for the March 27th meeting, So I am not sure if the system is working for tonight's meeting. I am pretty the same link worked for the April meeting.

I pre-registered, so perhaps I will travel back in time.

April meeting video is posted

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 04:54
NOTE: The main talk was not uploaded upon request of the speaker.

[link]

--patrick

Monthly Meeting Tomorrow, Wednesday May 29th.

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 22:33
Hello Everyone,

We will be meeting at Google:

Crusher Tech Talk - Google Research Building
1225 Charleston Rd,
Mountain View, CA 94043

The meeting starts at 7. I believe you can pre-register for a badge, but I don't have the link for that.

Our Speaker will be Hanno Sander, and the topic will be "Teaching with Robots."

H-bridge driver for tilt/pan

Sat, 06/08/2013 - 22:07
Tim,

Good to see you last week at SIG.

Here's a little H-bridge that I just got my hands on, you could probably use
it for your camera tilt/pan.

<[link]> Pololu High-Power Motor Driver
36v9

[link]

Fly and drive robot

Thu, 06/06/2013 - 20:23
Interesting concept

[link]

National Day of Civic Hacking: City Camp Palo Alto

Tue, 06/04/2013 - 21:38
Hey guys, nothing formal (i.e. we don't have an HBRC booth) but this is happening next Saturday (June 1). I plan on driving "Rocky" around downtown (University Ave)... if anyone else wants to play from what I understand it's an open event.
The Hive @City Camp Palo Alto for the National Day of Civic Hacking!

Trouble with Willie(club turtlebot).

Tue, 06/04/2013 - 21:38
I am going to upgrade Willie to Ubuntu 12.04 and ROS groovy. Wireless works fine, but there is no driver for the ethernet (ar8152) Does anyone have an original Clearpath Turtlebot with a working hard wired ethernet port and how did you get the driver loaded? I tried to sudo apt-get the linux-backports, but the don't seem to exist for Lucid.

Google Static Mapping

Tue, 06/04/2013 - 21:38
Interesting piece on Google Static Mapping. Good for laying out
RoboMagellan?

[link]
c-2013-with-google-static-maps

Alan KM6VV

High resolution teardown of the new Time-of-Flight Kinect One.

Tue, 06/04/2013 - 11:51
Hi guys,

A while back, Microsoft purchased Canesta, inventors of a very
promising low-cost Time-of-Flight depth camera. I have been dying for
this technology to come out, since it lacks the weaknesses of
structured-light/Kinect sensors.

Here is a high-rest picture of the Kinect One internals:

Object recognition challenge

Tue, 06/04/2013 - 00:27
Or maybe not a challenge, maybe this way is easier for a computer to recognize an object.

[link]

Cesar

Raspberry Pi - Arduino Robot

Mon, 06/03/2013 - 10:59
Hi there,
I recently stmble upon this community doing research on rosserial. I'm currently making a robot that may interest some of you. For now I need specific help with some bug that annoy me.
But first, let me explain the project. I've trying late month doing a robot that could be cheap and easy to program and interacting. I bought a Raspberry and a Arduino and begin to play a bit with those tools. Now I've a nearly functionnal robotic system that I'd like to compare to Mindstorms but DIY way. You can view what it's capable of here: [link]

Maker Faire Images

Sun, 06/02/2013 - 17:28
Some of my favorite things at Maker Faire:
 
Roy the Robot
[link]
 
80-Ruxpin Art Installation
[link]
ARC Attack!
[link]

Summer Job Opportunities for your Community (Robotics & Science)

Sun, 06/02/2013 - 09:42
Home Brew folks, I hadn't see this come across our Home Brew list yet and it
came into our WRRF list. Some summer jobs for young and old, interested in
robotics. I think posting robotics type jobs is ok, right?

Ceal Craig
Treasurer, WRRF BOD

Western Region Robotics Forum

2530 Berryessa Road, #134, San Jose CA 95132

Big batteries

Sat, 06/01/2013 - 00:17
BTW, I just got this in my email from DealXtreme. This is for those of you who were ogling the monstro batteries
I had on Glyptodon Reticulatus, my Mock-TurtleBot this weekend.
[link]

pics of HBRC @ MakerFaire 2013

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 20:00
Hi everybody,
here's a link to a flickr set I just uploaded w/ pictures of the Homebrew booth I took at Maker Faire over the weekend.

[link]

Thanks again to Camp for organizing and wrangling this again this year and to everybody else who pulled booth duty

IR Shield

Wed, 05/29/2013 - 21:41
I have a pulsed (38kHz) IR Led that is a 603 size with 2 targets on either
side. The pulsed IR triggers the targets, so I put a bead I got a Michaels
over the LED with sticky spray. The problem is the bead must rise up
slightly and somehow the light escapes underneath the bead and triggers the
target. If I press it back down that fixes it, but not for long. Is there a

SIG Reminder

Wed, 05/29/2013 - 21:41
Wednesday, May 22, is the date for our SIG meeting this month at the
Hacker Dojo. The meeting will start at 7:00 pm. SIG is an informal
meeting where we just meet and mingle to show off and talk robots. You
don't need to be a member of either HBRC or Hacker Dojo to attend.

Hacker Dojo is at 599 Fairchild Dr, Mountain View, CA 94043. Upon