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Robotics Build Party

Join fellow meetup members at the recently opened Techshop space for a Saturday of robot building. This event is for: 

• Anyone new to robotics or related technologies, with or without a project in mind but ready to get started (project ideas below)

• Experts looking to help others and network

• Roboticists with ongoing projects looking for a dedicated time to build, learn from others, and collaborate

Project ideas

Sparki (Arduino-based kit, out of the box ready)

Mini sumo robot (Arduino-based)

Humanoid robot kit

4WD mobile robot (Arduino-based)

Hexapod walking robot



Fire-fighting robot

Looking for more ideas or have questions on what to get? Post in the event comments below and we'll help you out.

What to bring

• Laptop or device for any software development work

• Supplies and parts (for yourself or to share)

• Snacks (for yourself or to share)

What Techshop is providing

•  Access to tools cart (typical workbench tools)

• Free WiFi

• Dedicated workbenches for duration of the event

• Facility tours

Note: If you are interested in getting access to other Techshop equipment such as 3D printers, metal shop, wood shop, etc., you must have taken the appropriate safety classes and either be a member or pay for a day pass (about $150). Techshop members and day-pass subscribers are exempt from the $20 donation.

Waiver signatures are required to enter Techshop facilities and this process will be available beginning at 10:30 am.

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  • Sarah H.

    First time with DC Robotics Group. Learned a ton and great conversations. I'd love to attend another Meetup!

    June 29, 2014

  • Jason H.

    It was great meeting everyone. Here is where I bought the components for the Pi robot I'm working on:

    Here's the site that sells the Arduino based robot that was very easy to work with:

    There's lot of online tutorials that step you through building the robot.

    Hope that helps!


    June 29, 2014

  • Silvestri

    Any particular builds you guys are thinking about working on? I don't have anything lined up and I'm just looking to join on for the fun. Let me know!

    June 16, 2014

    • David P.

      A lot of our members work on Arduino-based 2WD differential drive robots. There will be opportunities to help others out if you don't have your own project. An interesting challenge would be to grab a whole bunch of spare parts and see what you could build with it...

      June 17, 2014

  • Jason H.

    I ordered some parts from I'm going to build a Pi based robot if the parts arrive before Saturday.

    June 17, 2014

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