We finally got accepted into Maker Faire [link] but they didn't give us the number of passes requested so here’s what we’re going to do… reply to this email IF you will be available both days of Maker Faire (May 18 & 19) AND have at least one HomeBrewed Robot AND will make yourself available for booth duty for at least 3 hours per day. If you are not interested in Maker Faire chatter please avoid the “Maker Faire” subject header. After gauging interest I will inquire about more passes (if necessary). I realize there are some family teams in which case the best thing to do is have more than one homebrewed robot but if that’s not an option perhaps we can get additional passes; again, I need to gauge interest before requesting more passes. Please reply quickly as this event is only a few short weeks away.
robots is available from here:
Thanks again for the opportunity to speak last night. I had one quick request: I noticed that some of the members were video taping the presentation. I don’t have a problem with the video taping but for those that did, can you ask that they refrain from posting it publically on the internet? I don’t mind if they share it among the club members….I just want to avoid it being totally accessible to the public. Even though the information I shared was public knowledge available on the robot maker’s web site, I’d like to avoid any potential bad guy from learning more about the robot or SWAT tactics. Thanks!
Results from RoboGames 2013
Techshop can't make the 0.5mm features. I thought I would try casting.
Before I do, does anyone know if it works for features that small, and is
it cost effective? The wheel is 11mm in diameter and 4.1mm deep.
numerous robots in Table Top Nav (of course), and I also saw HBRC bots in
Ribbon Climber, Mech Warfare, Soccer, Fire Fighting, MicroMouse, Sumo,
RoboMegellan, Best of Show, and Balancer Race. It's inspiring to see such
a wide variety of robots from members of our club. If you entered a robot
Google for the meeting on Wednesday, please preregister by filling out the
You can still attend the meeting if you don't preregister, but you will
one will be able to see it. Is there a way to project onto a screen from my
I do not know what it is with me and forgetting things at the Hacker Dojo.
This time I left my netbook charger plugged in into the outlet extention on the table in
the room that the SIG was in.
If anyone took it, may you please somehow transfer it to me?
I'll be at the Robogames tomorrow, as well as on the meeting on wednesday.
I was trying to find in the Event Packet info about time of RoboMagellan
It only talks about Combat robots and not RoboMagellan.
The only info I have seen so far is this:
Robomagellan <[link]>$55 1 Sa 12-6
So do we need to show up for RoboMagellan at noon on Saturday?
My laptop crashed hard and I rebuilt everything from scratch. I am running Ubuntu 11.10 on an amd-64 with an old nvidia card. I installed nvidia_current, and the latest ogre (1.7.3?) I am running groovy. Rviz sometimes comes up with a grid, but mostly just a blank white screen that then kills the desktop when I exit. Another clue is rviz complains about not finding something in the GTK when It starts. It flashes the start up picture and then goes into whiteout mode. I tried the various fixes in ros answers without success.
The HighTechScience.org Robot Collection
Unbounded Robotics: The Next Willow Garage Spin-Off?
in a spot. I think it is because they toe-in slightly and are rubbing on
I think if I can remove .25mm of PCB I can fix it, but I don't want to
damage the wheels. (They are 3D printed ABS with .5mm walls for the pully).
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
... saw these interesting social robots at the Block Party... [link]... kind of like "Furbies" on wheels or colorful "Tribbles". The young lady running the show, Aubrey Shick, has a good business plan recognizing the therapeutic benefits of robots and moreover robot-building. One of the goals is to make the robot simple enough so it can be assembled by children with their parents... another is to host workshops so Romibos can be assembled and donated to special needs facilities. Open-source plans and files are available on-line; keep your eyes open for a "KickStarter". She's located in Pittsburgh but I invited her to present at one of our meetings when she's in town as presentations are everyone's job.
I need to buy a scope and was wondering how well
that microscope worked. If you bought one what
did you think of it?