Minutes from the January 2011

Connecticut Robotics Society Meeting:


The meeting started at 1pm

11 in attendance

Mark W. demoed running one of his Mdrive motors from his PC using an improvised interface. He also showed us how to use a function generator to generate the step-clock.

Jim demoed an RS-232 to RS-422 interface to two IMS controllers. The controllers were connected in a party line arrangement and each had its own 1 character address and would only respond to a command when the command was prefaced by that address.

Next we had a talk on coupling a motor to a load.

Duncan talked about his Arduino theater stage projects. Then he demoed the motors Mark gave him discussing his unique use of MS Excel as a programming tool.

Eric talked about the plan to hold an AVR microcontroller class. The course will consist of 4 monthly consecutive 2 hr sessions held during the regular CRS meeting time. The first session will be held at the February meeting. See Jake's e-mail for instructions on how to sign-up.

Lastly, Mark W. talked about the analog voltage anomoly that's plaguing his AVR project and elicited the group for help.

  -- Great job to all.

The meeting adjourned about 4:00pm.