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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