May 2014 Monthly Meeting

This is the first of our on-going, monthly meetings.  We meet on the 2nd Saturday of every month, from 12 Noon to 2 PM, at the Melrose Tech Center on the 2nd floor in the downtown Orlando Library!

We will have social time, a couple of presentations, and some "show & tell" time for everyone to share their projects ... So please bring your projects and show them to us!



1. Introductions

2. Announcements & Request for Ideas, Suggestions & Feedback

3. Presentations:

    - Kevin: Intro to Hobby Robotics

    - Ken: Robotic Hand Project

4. Show & Tell - Bring your projects to show us!


After the meeting, we may walk to a nearby restaurant to eat - all are welcome to join us.


See you there!




Kevin Hines

Orlando Robotics & Makers Club:


Cell #:[masked] - out of state area code because I relocated to Orlando and brought my cell # with me.  :-)


PS - The Melrose Center does not allow food or drink, so please don't bring any food or drink into the club meeting... and just a reminder: All children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult at all times, for the safety of the kids.  Thanks.

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  • Ade Doyin O.

    I'm very sorry I couldn't really attend the meeting. I try and work my schedule around it next time :)

    1 · May 10

    • Kevin H.

      Ade, it was great to meet you! Thanks for the work you are doing to benefit the community!! :-)

      1 · May 10

    • Ade Doyin O.

      It was very nice to meet you as well. Thank you for arranging your meetings at the Melrose Center! Harold and I will do our best to steer any curious students your way :)

      1 · May 10

    • Francisco

      Have fun and I'll see you sometime...

      1 · May 10

    • Kevin H.

      Francisco, I look forward to you attending in the future! Keep up the good work amigo!! Kevin

      May 10

  • Kevin H.

    Wow, a great meetup and awesome first monthly meeting! Excellent presentation by Ken, great show & tell by many folks including Richard, Rob, and others. Fun socializing with everyone! Thanks to all of you for contributing to the community! I look forward to seeing all of you at our next meetup!! Kevin

    1 · May 10

    • Ken

      Ya it was a lot of fun. Its great how diverse everyone's background is. Im sure there will be a lot of synergy once we start tinkering together.

      1 · May 10

  • Kevin H.

    FYI - The easiest & closest place to park is the parking garage which is located directly across the street from the library entrance. The garage charges $2 per hour.

    May 9

  • Ken

    Kevin and I had a really productive meeting this weekend. We're getting things organized for the monthly meet ups.

    For the first one, we will be discussing a variety of robotic topics. Kevin is going to bring a few from his collection and I'll be giving a short talk about computer vision and a robotic hand I built.

    1 · April 20

    • Ken

      Haha ok. That works. Less for me to carry.

      1 · May 8

    • Kevin H.

      Thanks... BTW, speaking of carrying stuff, I like to use these foldable carts for transporting my projects to & from meetings: http://www.officedepo...­

      May 8

  • Jeanie

    We will gladly stop by... not sure how long we can stay... my boys are young. :)

    2 · April 16

    • Kevin H.

      Hi Jeanie, I look forward to meeting you and your boys. If the boys may become restless, you might want to bring something for them to work on during the meeting ... like a robotics or maker project they are interested in... and they can also show what they are working on to everyone else during the "show & tell" part of the meeting. See you all there! :-)

      April 16

    • Ken

      Hi Jeanie, I saw you are into man-machine interfaces! I did a bunch of research on the history of them and built an EEG BCI a while ago. I'll bring it in if I can get it working and maybe we can compare notes.

      1 · May 8

  • Audra D.

    Hello everyone! Please take a moment to vote for apps developed by middle and high school students over the past 12 weeks! Teams of students worked together to build an app that addresses an issue in their local community, a women's issue, or a teen issue.

    Also, please join us tomorrow (May 8th) at 5:30 pm at Melrose Center to see the winning teams pitch their apps! Thanks for voting!

    1 · May 7

  • Kevin H.

    I plan to bring a few of my robots to show... I'll probably bring an autonomous Lego NXT bot set up for sumo and for line following, an Arduino bot set up for a robot parade event, a couple of RC sumo bots, a couple of robots from contests I've been in, a small quad-copter... some robotics magazines ... plus some common robotics components like microprocessors, transmitters, receivers, servos, batteries... I have many more bots, but I'll save some for future meetings... I'm looking forward to seeing what other folks bring! :-)

    May 6

  • Kevin H.

    Please bring & share your ideas and suggestions for club activities! And also please bring any projects you are working on! See you all soon. Thanks!

    May 6

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