Create a hive-minded robot with sensors to transmit data to

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  • We will be brainstorming and building Arduino and Arduino-like robots with various sensors that can transmit data to and to a central "mother ship" computer to collect all sorts of information on sound, temperature, light, seismic activity, or whatever you would like your robot to collect.

    I will be building at least one to bring with me and will have a list of either components to bring with you or make available many sensors at the Meet-up. We will also have a miniature version of the Arduino that can be purchased for $10 that can have up to 6 sensors attached to it. The project is open to beginners and advanced users as you will have the ability to get as complex as you desire. If you have little or no experience, there will be advanced members available to help you figure out what to get started with.

    Further details will be posted later as we decide the exact direction to go with this project. Any input or ideas are welcome. Further information can be found at

    The point of this project is to learn and have fun and we may later build a much larger project based on this introductory workshop. If you'd like to familiarize yourself, please visit and make an account. This will be the first of a series of Meet-ups over a long period of time.

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  • Jeff S.

    I have an available space in Studio City.

    1 · February 5

  • crablouis

    Can't make it :-(

    May 1, 2013

  • marcel

    HI guys....i am looking for someone to program my arduino board. i got busy starting a new work project . would be great finding someone close by in the valley ..thanks

    February 2, 2013

  • Micaela

    let me know when this is so i can buy my stuff!!

    December 3, 2012

  • Dave

    Do you have a link to purchase the board? Links on the post appear to be for just the API to talk to the board.

    August 11, 2012

  • Dave

    Looking forward to it

    August 11, 2012

  • Jacob

    is there a set date to meet?

    July 9, 2012

  • David V

    I think this would be a great fundraising opportunity.

    January 11, 2012

  • Charles

    I'm curious if any meetup member has 3D printed circuits to be small and reliable? I know antennas for iPhone compatibles do this to make longer antennas than possible otherwise.

    December 13, 2011

  • Matt

    I can provide a location in Burbank for around 20 people.

    December 11, 2011

  • John c.

    Sounds great!

    October 24, 2011

  • Tim H.

    Sounds like a great session. I hope it lands on a day I'm available.

    September 6, 2011

  • Michael R.

    Attending via

    September 1, 2011

  • John


    August 30, 2011

  • Alex56782

    Hi John... the info is posted on the Discussions page, great post from Jeff. :)

    August 30, 2011

  • John

    Free online Stanford classes? Do tell!

    August 30, 2011

  • Alex56782

    Have a great time out there!

    August 30, 2011

  • Alex56782

    Hi Annika.... theres several ways to do this... in the tutorials of pachube theres some on Arduino, like using the Ethernet Shield.. theres more examples..... I would like to go, but I just enrolled on the free online Standford classes, getting ready and all that stuff.
    I'm sure you guys will complete this project, and have a good time doing this.

    August 30, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is not pocket size but it has a whole bunch of stuff on one sheild to get started with LEDs, buttons, sliders and several sensors. It throws in a 7 segment display too.

    August 30, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Alternatley and/or additionally everybody has a GPS on their phone. We could record where we go, how long we are there and see if we have intersecting geographical coincidence. Maybe we all go to Fry's on Saturday mornings... <wink>

    August 30, 2011

  • Annika O.

    I am about to tear my hair out trying to figure out how to get started with the API for this. Alex, my plan is to use a small Arduino that I carry around with my that monitors light exposure and temperature. A simple starter project would be to just detect light or sound or movement.

    August 30, 2011

  • anthonyh

    seems good place to get started for me

    August 26, 2011

  • Esteban U.

    I want to grow up and be like Powell and Donovan. :) Catch that Rabbit!

    August 15, 2011

  • Alex56782

    What can we monitor?........ How about a small "home security"; place a sensor on a door/window.... and see how the data is transmited to, to our divice...... for starters.

    August 14, 2011

  • Tim D.

    Sounds like a lot of fun. An immediate project with a lot of potential.

    August 14, 2011

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