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Philadelphia Robotics Group Message Board › Philly Robotics June 2011 Meetup Summary

Philly Robotics June 2011 Meetup Summary

Roy B
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Group Organizer
Philadelphia, PA
Hello Philly Roboteers.

Our attendance is still going strong, despite the onset of Summer. Don't forget the July meetup is this week (Thursday 7/14 @ 7:30 @ The Hive). I will post the agenda shortly.

Some highlights from the June Meetup:

- Projects that were discussed:
-- Automatic speech language translator
-- Electric go-kart
-- Balancing / Telepresence Bot group project
-- Delta Bot

- Education / Demos:
-- Software Version Control systems: SVN, Hg, Git.
-- Real Time Operating System demo on TI Piccolo chip (Code Composer Studio)

- Microprocessors / boards discussed
-- Atmel AVR (several, including custom boards); AVR Studio 4 and 5
-- TI Piccolo DSP; Code Composer Studio
-- TI MPS430
-- Leaf Labs Maple Mini (STM32)
-- Fez Panda

Here are some local surplus & electronics shops
- http://www.surplusshe...­. Its near Reading, PA,
- http://www.herbach.co...­. They're located in Moorestown, NJ.
- http://www.interstate...­
- And, of course, your local (or online) Radio Shack still has some components

Don't forget to check out the club website and let us know if you want join the forums
http://phillyrobotics...­
http://phillyrobotics...­

Also let us know if there's anything you want to see or bring for the next meetup

Here are some relevant links (note the return of quadrotor videos):

UPenn Quad Bloopers
http://spectrum.ieee....­

President Commanding Robot Revolution, Announces Major Robotics Initiative
http://spectrum.ieee....­

Open Robotics - a legal perspective
http://blog.law.corne...­

I hope to see you at the meetup!
- Roy
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