Robotics Society of Southern CA Meeting 11-9-2013
CSULB Engineering department building, 302
Minutes : Doug
Class : TrackRoamer
Sergei spoke about his TrackRoamer robot in great detail, including hardware specifics as well as the software. You can see all the details on his website http://trackroamer.com/
The Riverside Robotics Expo was a success. Check out photos of the event at http://www.meetup.com/The-Riverside-Robotics-Society/events/131114172/
Here is a synopsis video from the event.
Upcoming Classes (11:00 – 12:00)
December - 3D Printing
January - Walking Robots
December - Talent Contest
Find 3 Blobs in the Hall Contest
Since the blob finding contest went so smoothly, we made it more challenging to search for three blobs. Updated rules are at the bottom half of this page : http://rssc.org/find-blob-hall-contest-rules-0
1st Place - Alex
Prize : Zumo robot, donated by Pololu
Alex's robot Rocky won first place after detecting 3 red balls.
2nd Place - Doug
Prize : TI MSP430 Dev Kit
Doug detected three cups using his OpenCV phone add with Bluetooth connection.
Show and Tell
Bob Barbosa came from Kids Talk Radio to speak about their emphasis on robotics. If you have pictures of your robots, or would like to do an interview, please contact him. He spoke about the Occupy Mars project that he is working on with our president Walter Martinez.
Carl showed a programmable string of LED lights that can be controlled by an Arduino or other microcontroller. You can see the product available at Adafruit (http://www.adafruit.com/products/1460) but Carl mentioned you can get them for lower cost at Alibaba if you are willing to wait for shipping. There are several different lengths and densities available, which in the end will change the current requirement. Be cautious, as the current can add up quickly!