March 2013 Meeting - Lego NXT Workshop - Bring your LegoBot

Agenda (please suggest topics):


11:00AM - Planning Meeting: - Intended for adults as a working session.  If you want to help plan our events, please attend the 11AM Planning Meeting.  We’ll brainstorm & plan future robotics club events.


12:00 Noon – Begin Regular General Meeting:

*Intended for everyone, kids & adults.

*Introductions

*Business meeting: announcements, upcoming events, etc.
-Review of SheVaCon & Mysticon events

- April & May Meetings New Location: Roanoke County's Hollins Public Library

- Robotics Demos at Salem Schools: Tuesday March 5th, and Tuesday March 27th

- Technology Education Expo, Thursday, March 7th, 10AM to 5PM, at the Transportation Museum, sponsored by VT - Please help staff our club's booth - Flyer posted on Files page of web site

- June Meeting: At Science Museum's Downtown Center in the Square Location (hopefully)

- Robot Parade in June

*Requests for help:

- Where to get parts 3-D printed?


12:30 - Show & Tell - Please bring your projects, parts, gizmos, & news to share
-Open Q&A, and project sharing


1:15 - Main Program: How to Build a Lego Bot for the Upcoming Robot Parade
- I will show how to build & program a Lego bot for the upcoming June Robot Parade... we want everyone to participate in the parade!

- If you have a Lego robot, please bring it and plan to share your experiences & recommendations!

- The Lego robotics kit is the best first autonomous robot kit for most folks who are just getting started

- Since many of us have Lego bots, I hope many of you bring your Lego bots, and show them to everyone!  :-)

- Link to one place to buy a Lego NXT Kit: http://www.amazon.com/LEGO-4544091-Mindstorms-NXT-2-0/dp/B001USHRYI/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1362019666&sr=1-1&keywords=lego+nxt

 

2:00 - End of Meeting- You are welcome to stay and talk with folks, if you wish

 

Thanks,

Kevin

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  • Christine Gries

    Kevin i need to ask you how to incorporate the meet up in a website. i want to work on this over the weekend with my concert meet up group. thanks

    March 5, 2013

    • Christine Gries

      thanks I own about 23 domains and they are all under go daddy :-) Thanks for the direction there are a couple of things I have been putting off that I need to catch up on this week and weekend and this will be one of them.

      March 5, 2013

    • Christine Gries

      I should be able to figure this out with all the websites I have built but then again, maybe not ;-)

      March 5, 2013

  • Norman Liew

    Thanks Ed!!! Really glad you think so. I was really happy to share them and to meet up with all of you. Here is a link to the pics I took in the past. http://www.flickr.com/photos/no...­

    2 · March 3, 2013

    • Kevin Hines

      Wow, Norman, your sculptures are very cool in person... and now, seeing your flickr close-up photos, I can see there is a whole 'nother level of detail in your work... it's amazingly cool! I think my favorites are the "Swamp Patrol" photos, as I can "see" in my mind, the robot walking through and emerging from the thick woods... so cool... and I also especially like your "Flower Power" sculptures, very cool... Please bring more of your work to share at future meetings!! Thanks!!

      2 · March 4, 2013

    • Norman Liew

      I am really glad you like them Kevin. I would love to animate the Swamp Patrol bot and put that in a video to Jimi Hendrix's "All along the watchtower". I will bring the 'flower power' wire sculpture to the next meeting.

      2 · March 5, 2013

  • Marjorie W. Gann

    Does anyone have pictures from the meeting to share?

    2 · March 4, 2013

    • Kevin Hines

      Hi Marjie, thanks for mentioning this... Everyone is encouraged to uploaded photos for all of our events ...

      March 4, 2013

    • Kevin Hines

      Mitch, Thanks for uploading and sharing your awesome photos!! Keep up the great work, my friend!!

      March 4, 2013

  • Marjorie W. Gann

    What a great meeting! I very much enjoyed seeing what everybody is doing and showing off our projects. Thank you all for your encouragement!

    1 · March 4, 2013

  • Ed Holderman

    Is there any way we could post pictures of Norman's sculptures? I am having a hard time describing in words how cool they are.

    1 · March 3, 2013

  • Ed Holderman

    Lots of fun

    1 · March 2, 2013

  • Norman Liew

    I enjoyed it a lot. Very educational and fun!

    1 · March 2, 2013

  • Christine Gries

    Once again I had a great time, can't wait to try to get some of this stuff off the ground and build a robot as well... thanks everyone for a great meet up

    1 · March 2, 2013

  • Gary Yohe

    Theres alot of enthusiasm & super robo-projects perking. Enjoyed the quick explanation on Raspberry Pi & computer vision. Excellent youth participation.

    3 · March 2, 2013

  • Ed Holderman

    Our first meeting!

    2 · March 1, 2013

  • Kris Martin-Baker

    I would love to but am out of town this weekend!

    March 1, 2013

  • Eric Caudle

    Ethan and I are coming to learn more about Legobots before purchasing one.

    2 · March 1, 2013

  • Kevin Hines

    If you missed MystiCon, here's the video from the roving greeter bot: http://vimeo.com/60411979­, and here are all the pictures: http://www.roanokerobotics.org/...­

    1 · February 28, 2013

  • Gary Yohe

    The last couple meetings, RobotMakers have asked me about Raspberry Pi. One place I've seen for Raspberry PI learning tutorials is: http://learn.adafruit.com/­ . Appreciate anyone with platform experience on Raspberry PI and interested in presenting a short introduction for the club, please contact Kevin Hines, me, Angelo, Dave or Jess.

    1 · February 3, 2013

    • Micah Boswell

      If you want to go high end with a larger robot, one easy way to do it is with an old netbook. Most of them even have webcams built in.

      February 24, 2013

    • Micah Boswell

      And you don't need a separate programmer...

      February 24, 2013

  • Marjorie W. Gann

    We can't wait!

    1 · February 18, 2013

  • Gary Yohe

    Another mini-PC platform is pcDuino. http://www.pcduino.com/­ Any club interest in the exploring mini PC platforms, programming, and applications ?

    February 17, 2013

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