Don't laugh, but I have an old Trimble Scout Master which no longer
locks on satellites, presumably due to the year 2000 problem.
Is there a firmware update?
We currently have the following people signed up for the HBRC 2013
Meenu Gaswami (Raghu)
D.N. Nagaros (Naga)
If you think you are in the class, but are not on the list above,
As you may know, I'm working on a robot for the Tablebot Challenge at
Robogames this year. My approach to Stage 2 (find a block and push it off
the table) is to use an ultrasonic sensor to sense the block. (Right now
I'm using a Ping)))<[link]>sensor, but my current plan is to use an
Dear HBRC members:
I am scheduled to teach a basic soldering and electronics course at
Techshop Menlo Park 10am this Saturday. The cost is $60 per student.
The minimum age is 12. (Students under 13 require calling Techshop in
and I'm running into some trouble. I need to run three different launch
files to get it working. For anyone that has the book those three launch
files are Openni node, face_tracker2, and object_tracker.
Everything works fine, although with a ton of lag, if I run all the launch
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you think of it?
lot for a converter for this one time use. Does anyone know of a free tool
Apparently, in 2011 TechShop killed the standing meeting reservations
and made signing up for the conference room limited to 2 weeks ahead.
They let us slip but now for 2013, it's being enforced.
This month the room is already reserved all day on the 20th, our
If you are willing, or know of someone willing to present to our club, please send me suggestions. In particular, I want to feature the theme of "Home Based Telepresence" in April. It would be great if we could have several Platforms side be side so we can see different approaches to the problem. If we could get Double, Suitable, Ologic and couple of others it would be terrific.
Anyone seen an application for an iPhone to allow me to do serial read
of my u-Blox 5 GPS? I need a highly portable (and compatible) GPS unit
to record my own waypoints for RoboMagellan.
P.S. I've machined new motor mounts and I'm switching to 1:1 timing
As I mentioned at the HBRC club meeting last Wednesday, I am
proposing that the HBRC sponsor another club robot class. We did
it in 2011 and it was quite popular. Like the 2011 robot, the
2013 robot would use an Arduino as the main processor.
This robot would be open to all HBRC members. HBRC membership
based robot into a WiFi hotspot? This might make your
robot easier to control from your phone or laptop.
I've recently had good luck with the Sabrent USB-A11N
Please let me know if you're interested. The idea is
My friend Jill (cc'ed) is in a critical need for 2 more referees for this
Sunday's FLL Peninsula Championship at Sequoia HS in Redwood City.
[and a few more judges as well]
Any chance you are available/willing? If so, it would be great to have
please signup at [link]
volunteering for FLL this Sunday (especially if you are not interested in
the Superbowl! Read here:
Treasurer, WRRF BOD
Western Region Robotics Forum
2530 Berryessa Road, #134, San Jose CA 95132
This is a repeat of Michael Cipriano's message that we are meeting in
a *different* Google location tonight. We are meeting at:
1300 Charleston Road, Mountain View, CA
The venue is on Charleston Rd, but it is closer to Shoreline Blvd.
The venue is on the other side of the street as well. Assuming