Minutes from the September 2010

Connecticut Robotics Society Meeting:


The meeting started at 1pm

20 in attendance

First we had the usual introductions by Jake.

Jake told he group about a 15% off promotion by Jameco Electronics.

Jake then showed the group web sites & videos focusing on the folllowing topics: rescue robots, shape memory metals, Lego Design challenges, Boston Dynamics walking robot, a pancake flipping robot, an inspection robot, a computer controlled helicopter, robots in hospitals, Lego balancing robot, plus others.

Jake talked about his trip to China.

Kevin gave us a demo of his hexapod robot. Kevin's company (Neuron Robotics www.neuronrobotics.com) makes tools that makes it easier for us to build robots.

Kevin then gave us a demo of his testor board.

Next we discussed what we want to do as a club this year. It was brought up that we could expand our contests to all electronics / robotics projects that our members are working on and give out gift cards out to the best.

At the November meeting Mark plans on doing a class on stepper motors.

Lastly we had a give-away.

  -- Great job to all.

The meeting adjourned about 4:00pm.