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NextFab Robotics and Show and Tell (this Sat June 29)

From: Roy B
Sent on: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 12:20 PM


NextFab will be having a Show & Tell event this weekend where people will be sharing their projects. The emphasis is on robotics, and is open to the public. See here for details: Our group has also been invited to participate. If you have anything you'd like to show, email [address removed].

NextFab also has a robotics club for their members that is just getting started. They meet twice a week and are currently working on adding sensing and embedded control to an OWI535 robot arm. If there is sufficient interest, we can hold a joint meetup in the future. We could also get a tour of their facilities (note for our newer members, the Meetup had a private tour of their old location on Market St, but not the new location on Washington St). Let me know if you want to do either (or both) of those things.

Finally, the NextFab folks are planning to have an annual autonomous robotics competition, with options/categories for a variety of ages and skill levels. The focus is on practical ways of improving the city and our community. let me know if you have any interest in, or ideas for, competing or helping set up the competition.


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