Philly Robotics June 2011 Meetup Summary

Hello Philly Roboteers.

Our attendance is still going strong, despite the onset of Summer. Don’t forget the July meetup is this week (Thursday 7/14 @ 7:30 @ The Hive). I will post the agenda shortly.

Some highlights from the June Meetup:

– Projects that were discussed:
— Automatic speech language translator
— Electric go-kart
— Balancing / Telepresence Bot group project
— Delta Bot
– Education / Demos:
— Software Version Control systems: SVN, Hg, Git.
— Real Time Operating System demo on TI Piccolo chip (Code Composer Studio)

– Microprocessors / boards discussed
— Atmel AVR (several, including custom boards); AVR Studio 4 and 5
— TI Piccolo DSP; Code Composer Studio
— TI MPS430
— Leaf Labs Maple Mini (STM32)
— Fez Panda

Here are some sort-of local surplus & electronics shops
http://www.surplusshed.com/. Its near Reading, PA,
http://www.herbach.com/. They’re located in Moorestown, NJ.
http://www.interstateelectronics.com (northern NJ)
– And, of course, your local (or online) Radio Shack still has some components

Don’t forget to check out the club website and let us know if you want join the forums
http://phillyrobotics.org/wp
http://phillyrobotics.org/forum/

Also let us know if there’s anything you want to see or bring for the next meetup

Here are some relevant links (note the return of quadrotor videos):
UPenn Quad Bloopers

President Commanding Robot Revolution, Announces Major Robotics Initiative

Open Robotics – a legal perspective

I hope to see you at the meetup!
– Roy

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