APM: TRG Maker SIG - Current Event Schedule

jameschoate at austin.rr.com jameschoate at austin.rr.com
Fri Jul 24 07:12:29 PDT 2009

Thanks to everyone who participated in last nights first TRG Maker SIG, it was a full house!

The next event is Aug. 13, 2009 and the schedule looks like:

7-8pm                Soldering (if you have tools please bring them)
8-8:30pm             TRG Regular Business
8:30 - 10:00 pm      Lego Mindstorms

We got three Lego bricks working last night so we're ready to move on to the next step. We'll be building a basic rover and creating our first development skeleton code. Once we can make the rovers follow a hard wired navigation plan we'll be adding a bump switch and some sort of optical sensor(s). Our playfield will be a 4ft x 4ft plywood arena. The background color is black and the circle (ie live area) is white. The initial rule is wander around the white area and avoid other rovers, but don't cross into the black region.

ps I'll bring my Robosapien v1.0 and i-Sobot again, so if you have similar bots please bring them and you can use the ring for boxing practice :)

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Venimus, Vidimus, Dolavimus

James Choate
jameschoate at austin.rr.com
james.choate at twcable.com

Adapt, Adopt, Improvise
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