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FYI: new cloud-based CAD: - Anybody interested in CAD should check out .  The team that built SolidWorks had paired up with cloud computing experts and are building, what they call, the next generation CAD system.  T Bruce F. Mar 31, 2015 5:02 PM
How to convince friends to make a hackerspace together - Hi Tampa gang :) Sorry for the lack of updates after I left Tampa in 2011. I am in my second job since I left. Previously I was engineering solar power plants, now I engineer controls for food and beverage industries in M Roberto G. Oct 31, 2014 3:28 PM
Fwd: Tampa Bay Microcontrollers & Robotics invited to JFG Makerspace open house - Sorry for the late notice!  A new makerspace is doing their open house in Tampa at the John F. Germany Library from Noon to 4pm tomorrow (Sat). -Bruce ---------- Forwarded message -------- Bruce F. Jul 11, 2014 9:02 PM
Re: [Tampa-Bay-Microcontrollers] BBB & XBee - What temp sensors do you plan to use? How precise do you need the numbers to be? Most temp sensors can't be very far Mike B. Apr 6, 2014 10:18 AM
Re: [Tampa-Bay-Microcontrollers] BBB & XBee - jaymer Apr 6, 2014 10:06 AM
RE: [Tampa-Bay-Microcontrollers] BBB & XBee - jaymer Apr 6, 2014 9:37 AM
RE: [Tampa-Bay-Microcontrollers] BBB & XBee - ken f. Apr 4, 2014 7:38 PM
Re: [Tampa-Bay-Microcontrollers] BBB & XBee - Hey Jaymer: Why not describe the real world problem you are trying to solve to us? For example, I thought my refrigerator was acting funny, so I built sensors to track it's electric usage and to monitor temperatures. I'm sure that a good number of Mike B. Apr 4, 2014 4:10 PM
Re: [Tampa-Bay-Microcontrollers] BBB & XBee - jaymer Apr 4, 2014 1:52 PM
Re: [Tampa-Bay-Microcontrollers] BBB & XBee - I'm curious, why not use wifi rather than X-bee? On Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 5:02 PM, jaymer < [address removed] Bruce F. Apr 1, 2014 10:47 AM
Re: [Tampa-Bay-Microcontrollers] Re: BeagleBone Black now at $45 MSRP - Hey Jaymer: If you don't mind my asking why did you choose a BeagleBone over a Rasberri Pi or an Arduino? You can pickup an Arduino clone for as little as $10.00 each. I use a lot of xBees in my applications, but I use Arduino clones for the micr Mike B. Mar 31, 2014 5:38 PM
BBB & XBee - jaymer Mar 31, 2014 5:02 PM
Re: BeagleBone Black now at $45 MSRP - jaymer Mar 31, 2014 3:52 PM
FYI: Startup Surge meeting this Friday in Tampa - There is a  Startup Surge  meeting this Friday, Mar 28, in Tampa for anybody interested in striking out on their own.  The Surge meeting is where they try to cram everything into a single meeting. Bruce F. Mar 25, 2014 8:49 PM
Re: [Tampa-Bay-Microcontrollers] FYI: BeagleBone Black now at $45 MSRP - I'd be interested in resurrecting our bulk-orders-to-save-on-shippin­g if there are any other takers. On Sun, Mar 23, 2014 at 11:38 AM, Bruce Frederiksen < Daniel D. Mar 23, 2014 11:52 AM
FYI: BeagleBone Black now at $45 MSRP - When I first saw the Raspberry Pi, it was hard to get excited about it because it lacked the hardware interface support. Not so the BeagleBone!  The new BeagleBon Bruce F. Mar 23, 2014 11:38 AM
Fwd: Google Glasses Opportunity - Time Urgent!!b - FYI, but better be quick on this, deadline is 3AM this Sat! -bruce ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Brenda Young < Bruce F. Nov 21, 2013 5:24 PM
Time for a new meetup organizer... - I have a meeting scheduled tomorrow (Tue) at the Pinellas Park Library on meetup.  I've been very busy with the FRC team and have been neglecting this group. I'm still very interested in microcontrollers and robot Bruce F. Sep 23, 2013 12:44 PM
Fwd: ken fiallos sent you a message: Nov 17th Possible Quad Copter Competition at HCC - FYI, from Ken Fiallos who is working on high school robotics competitions in Tampa.  He is a member of this meetup and you can email him through the meetup membership. -Bruce ---------- F Bruce F. Aug 27, 2013 2:18 PM
Reminder: Dynamic PID set up on a quadcopter - This Tues, 6:30pm at the Pinellas Part Library. Don't miss this one! -Bruce Bruce F. Aug 25, 2013 2:46 PM
Deceleration results from Tues meeting - I've got the results of looking at the deceleration curves from the "test" mode runs at the end of Tuesday's meeting as a PDF attachment to this email.  I highly recommend that everybody on the FRC team read through this. Bruce F. Jul 24, 2013 8:46 PM
This Tuesday, "First look at PID controllers" - We will be taking a first look at PID controllers at this Tuesday's meeting.  We have access to an FRC robot with encoders on the drive wheels that records all data in a mongo database for later examination.  This should be an ideal pla Bruce F. Jul 21, 2013 2:37 PM
Meeting reminder, tomorrow, Tue, at 6:30pm - Tomorrow at the Pinellas Park Library we will look at making a robot move forward autonomously 48 inches, looking for +/- 2 inches, using encoders but no PID controllers.  Can we hit this accuracy repeatedly without a PID controller? Bruce F. Jun 24, 2013 3:35 PM
Meetup details changed: To PID or not to PID? - I've updated the Meetup for this coming Tues, Jun 25.  The topic will be: To PID or not to PID? We will be using an FRC robot with separate left and right motors, and separate left and r Bruce F. Jun 19, 2013 10:08 PM
Meetup details changed: Show and Tell: A GUI interface to microcontroller programming. - This meetup will explore a new web-based GUI programming environment as well as ways of doing multi-tasking in the programming language without relying on an operating system.  I'm looking for input and ideas, as well as sharing what I've been able to Bruce F. Apr 17, 2013 10:07 PM screw up on Diodes meeting - Hey everybody, Somehow ended up with two Diodes meetings: one this week (tomorrow, Jan 22), and the other next week (Tue, Jan 29). Mo Bruce F. Jan 21, 2013 12:57 PM
Our monthly meetings have moved! - Our regular monthly meetings, scheduled to occur on the fourth Wednesdays at 7:00 PM have moved! The new dates are the fourth Tuesdays, from 6:30-8:00. They are also at a new location! Pinellas Park Public Library Bruce F. Jan 17, 2013 10:15 AM
RE: [Tampa-Bay-Microcontrollers] Canceling weekly Thursday meetings, somebody please re-schedule these! - Kevin D. W. Dec 31, 2012 3:30 PM
Canceling weekly Thursday meetings, somebody please re-schedule these! - I'm not able to attend the weekly Thursday meetings at MOSI, and if I schedule the meeting, the system automatically RSVPs me as a Yes.  So I'm canceling these meetings to fix the RSVP problem. Everybody in the group has permission to schedule Bruce F. Dec 31, 2012 3:19 PM
Meetup Cancelled: Weekly meeting at MOSI, Thur Dec 6 - Weekly meeting at MOSI, scheduled to occur on Thursday, December 6,[masked]:00 PM has been cancelled due to a schedule conflict with the FRC programming class. Please update your plans accordingly. If you have further questions, you can email me Bruce F. Dec 6, 2012 12:42 PM
Meetup Cancelled: Weekly meeting at MOSI - Weekly meeting at MOSI, scheduled to occur on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22,[masked]:00 PM has been cancelled. Please update your plans accordingly. If you have further questions, you can email me through the Bruce F. Nov 16, 2012 1:16 PM
Idea Zone is back open - The remodeling has been completed in the Idea Zone at MOSI and it back open.  The power tools (e.g., saws, sanders, drill press) have yet to be set up and they are still going to install a sound absorption ceiling in the back section (where the work bench Bruce F. Nov 4, 2012 11:09 AM
Got my demo gears ready! - Wanted to get the word out about the talk on gears this coming Wed at the Bruce F. Sep 23, 2012 1:45 PM
Re: Up for dinner tomorrow? - You bet!  Same mex restaurant.  I moved the meeting time to 7pm, so hitting the restaurant at 5:30 should work.  If it's raining, expect bumper-to-bumper traffic... :-( I'm also posting this to the google group and to email, sooo ... Bruce F. Aug 22, 2012 1:16 PM
We'll meet in the Idea Zone - For both the Wed and Thur meetings. Bruce F. Aug 21, 2012 5:44 PM
Meetup details changed: Basic Electronics - This meeting will be a presentation on basic electronics, covering volts, amps, resistance, capacitance, inductance and transistors if we have time. This will NOT be in the Idea Zone, as that is being remodeled.  Will email with the location i Bruce F. Aug 19, 2012 3:25 PM
FYI: dinner before the meeting at 5:30 - If anybody is interested in meeting for dinner, same time and place! 5:30 at Vallarta's Mex Restaurant in temple terrace -bruce Bruce F. Aug 16, 2012 2:32 PM
dinner at 5:30pm tonight - If anybody would care to join me, I'll be doing dinner at 5:30 tonight at Bruce F. Aug 9, 2012 1:12 PM
Meeting Today at MOSI 7:00 pm - We are planning as usual to meet at our usual Mexican Restaurant (Vallarta)  9255 North 56th Street Temple Terrace, FL 33617 at around 5:15 pm.  Hope to meet you there before heading to MOSI. -Emil Emil R. Aug 2, 2012 3:22 PM
Meetup details changed: Two talks: Taking advantage of free 3D CAD and Using matplotlib from your uC - We've now got two talks for this Wed's meeting: 1) Taking Advantage of free 3D CAD tool and 2) Plotting sensor data with matplotlib from your microcontroller. Again, this meeting will be in the Idea Zone, Bruce F. Jun 24, 2012 1:55 PM
Meetup details changed: A terminal emulator for your uC that includes matplotlib - This meetup will show how to plot sensor data from your microcontroller on your PC using Python and matplotlib. NOTE: The meeting location has been moved to the Idea Zone, which is easy to find!  (Still at MOSI). For more details (and Bruce F. Jun 22, 2012 10:52 AM
Meetup Cancelled: Demo of DIY 3D light machine! - Demo of DIY 3D light machine!, scheduled to occur on Wednesday, May 23,[masked]:30 PM has been cancelled. I plan to bring it in tomorrow (Thursday, May 24) and can show it then.  Please update your plans accordingly. If you have further questio Bruce F. May 23, 2012 10:26 AM
Reminder: sign up on our google group site! - Since we have several new members, I just wanted to remind everybody to sign up on our google group site .  This is where we hold our discussions, as the google group emai Bruce F. Jan 3, 2012 10:53 AM
Meetup Cancelled: Let's talk shop! - Sorry guys, I thought I had already canceled this meeting due to the conflict with Thanksgiving. See you Dec 1st! -Bruce Let's talk shop!, scheduled to occur on Thursday, November 24,[masked]:30 PM has been cancell Bruce F. Nov 22, 2011 8:30 AM
Meetup details changed: MakerBot assembly at MOSI - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­y-Microcontrollers-and-Robotic­s/events/40706152/ Daniel D. Nov 11, 2011 5:12 PM
Meetup details changed: Let's talk shop! - I've changed the weekly meetings to Mellow Mushroom at 6:30pm for the time being. I'm planning on making some changes to how this group operates to try to stir up the pot. Maybe we can talk about that this Thurs? -Bruce &n Bruce F. Nov 9, 2011 2:03 PM
Meetup details changed: Pizza, Beer and Ideas! - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­y-Microcontrollers-and-Robotic­s/events/38934282/ Bruce F. Nov 2, 2011 9:19 AM
Meetup details changed: Pizza, Beer and Idea Share! - Mellow Mushroom tonight at 6:30pm! We'll be there next week too! When : Thursday, October 20,[masked]:30 PM Where : Mellow Mushroom 11955 Sheldon Rd Tampa, FL 33626 If the change Bruce F. Oct 20, 2011 3:20 PM
Mellow Mushroom tonight! (at 6:30) - Hey Everybody, This week and next will be at the Mellow Mushroom. I've changed the start time to 6:30, since people have a hard time making it by 5:30. -Bruce Bruce F. Sep 29, 2011 10:27 AM
This week we're starting a "Teach Me" session! - Hey Everybody, Emil is going to lead a Teach Me session on how to make a Popsicle stick bug with a few RC servos and an Arduino.  A teach me session is where the rest of us teach him how to do what he whatever he wants to learn about. Ev Bruce F. Aug 28, 2011 8:26 PM
reminder, meeting tomorrow! - Hey everybody, Don't forget the meeting tomorrow! Don't let the low RSVP count discourage you, this group doesn't like to RSVP... I want to try a "teach me" session with a small microcontroller project.  We can t Bruce F. Aug 24, 2011 8:46 PM
Tomorrow's meeting will be at Mellow Mushroom at 6:30pm! - Hey everybody, Tomorrow night is another social night at Mellow Mushroom! For those that haven't been there, the location is on the meetup site. Please Bruce F. Aug 17, 2011 6:39 PM
Meetup Cancelled: Weekly Hands-on Project Time - Kevin is sick today, and I'm very busy this week. We only have 2 RSVPs (myself included), so that leaves one person coming (sorry Steven!). Soooo ..... Tonight's Weekly Hands-on Project Time, scheduled to occur on Thursday, August Bruce F. Aug 11, 2011 10:51 AM
I'm going to bring my stereo-sonic range finder, Kevin also has his GPS project! - Hi Everybody, Hope it's not too late to remind you of tonight's meeting! I'm bringing my stereo-sonic range finder and Kevin is bringing his reverse GPS project. It's OK to show up late! -Bruce Bruce F. Jul 28, 2011 4:42 PM
Important: New Meeting Schedule! - Hi Everybody, We are changing to a weekly meeting format every Thursday, starting Jan 6.? We will no longer meet on Saturdays, or at the Upper Tampa Library. The new meeting location is at Alan Carregal's Martial Arts Studio (not sure wh Bruce F. Dec 27, 2010 1:27 PM
Meeting reminder: Sat, Nov 20 - Hi Everybody, Just a reminder that our meeting is this Sat, Nov 20, at 1pm at: Upper Tampa Bay Regional Public Library 11211 Countryway Blvd Tampa , Bruce F. Nov 17, 2010 8:56 PM
Re: Kinect Depth Sensor - On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 2:35 PM, Jason Keene < [address removed] > wrote: Bruce F. Nov 11, 2010 6:30 PM
Re: [Tampa-Bay-Microcontrollers] Kinect Depth Sensor - I think that the Xbox CPU is receiving that pseudo-color video and best matching it with an articulated 3D human model. What can we do? We can put it on a robot, of course, and do obstacle detection. I recently got a Minoru stereo webcam to experiment Roberto G. Nov 11, 2010 2:59 PM
Kinect Depth Sensor - I wonder what we could do w/ one of these?­=rKhW-cvpkks­inect#Technolog Jason K. Nov 11, 2010 2:35 PM
Reminder: Get on our google group to be included in group notices! - Hi Everyone, I just want to point out that everybody in the uC&R group should also be a member of our google discussion group at­/tam Bruce F. Sep 15, 2010 3:12 PM
Re: [Tampa-Bay-Microcontrollers] Tampa Bay Barcamp in 2 weeks! - Roberto, I hope that you will show your cars off and talk about the Sparkfun competition. -Bruce On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 11:51 AM, Roberto Guerra < Bruce F. Sep 14, 2010 1:20 PM
Re: [Tampa-Bay-Microcontrollers] Tampa Bay Barcamp in 2 weeks! - I will register today after lunch On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 10:16 AM, Bruce Frederiksen wrote: > Hi Everybody, > > Meetup bounced my first attempt at sending this.? I also posted it to the > google groups, but haven't received em Roberto G. Sep 14, 2010 11:51 AM
Tampa Bay Barcamp in 2 weeks! - Hi Everybody, Meetup bounced my first attempt at sending this.? I also posted it to the google groups, but haven't received email from them ????? Did anybody else get the google group email?? ------------------------------­--- Bruce F. Sep 14, 2010 10:16 AM
FYI: Group project selected for 2010 Tampa Barcamp - All Microcontroller and Robotics members, Just a heads up.? We've selected a group project for the 2010 Tampa Barcamp . In order to complete the project, we will be calling special meetings in add Bruce F. Jul 17, 2010 7:01 PM
Tampa Bay Microcontrollers and Robotics at Tampa Barcamp! - Tampa Bay Microcontrollers and Robotics at the upcoming Tampa Barcamp! What : Tampa Bay Microcontrollers and Robotics Monthly Meetup Bruce F. Jul 11, 2010 7:28 PM
Re: [Tampa-Bay-Microcontrollers] Monocopter (micro air vehicle) - I worked with micro air vehicles when I was in college at University of Maryland. We had a handful of coaxial helicopters capable of sustained flight for 10-20mins, with gross takeoff weights around 100g. At the time, there were a few single blade roto Aubrey G. May 22, 2010 9:50 AM
Monocopter (micro air vehicle) - I saw this and thought it was pretty interesting design modeled off the seed of a maple that grows here in Florida.? Neat example of biomimicry in robotics.? Figure I'd share w/ the group since I know a few of you are into RC helicopter stuff. Jason K. May 22, 2010 12:53 AM
Meetup details changed: Tampa Bay Microcontrollers and Robotics Monthly Meetup - Roberto will be bringing the car he ran in the 2010 Sparkfun competition. This car has a linuxstamp that runs python. He also has a new car for the 2011 competition with a leopardboard that he will be bringing. This car is not functional yet. He will Bruce F. May 1, 2010 11:38 AM
Please join microcontroller google group for discussion - Hi Everybody, I noticed that many of the meetup newcomers are not also a member of the google group that we use for online discussion. Those of you that have already joined the google group may disregard this email. We use google gr Bruce F. Nov 24, 2009 7:57 PM
Be sure to also sign up on our google group! - Hi Everybody, I noticed that many of you are not members of our google group, where we hold most of our discussions. I want to invite everybody to join. The google group is here: Bruce F. Sep 3, 2009 11:25 AM
New Meetup Location: Tampa Bay Microcontrollers and Robotics September Meetup - Our meeting time and place has changed! We're going to try out the Upper Tampa Bay Library (addr below). Same day (Sat, Sept 19), but the library doesn't open until 10am, so the time is pushed back to 10am. See you there! Bruce F. Aug 26, 2009 8:39 AM
Join our google group! - I forgot to mention in my last email that we've had trouble with meetup email, so I urge everybody to join our Google Group and carry on discussions there Bruce F. Jun 18, 2009 5:08 PM
Our first meeting this Sat! - Hi Everyone, You should know by now that our first meeting is at J Christopher's restaurant on N Dale Mabry (see the meeting notice for the address). This restaurant is hard to see from the street. It's on the West side of the stree Bruce F. Jun 18, 2009 5:05 PM
membership dues - I just discovered from meetup that I'm allowed to form up to 3 groups for the same price as one. I was thinking that the membership dues would primarily cover the meetup fees, but as there are no additional meetup fees for me to start this grou Bruce F. Jun 18, 2009 11:12 AM

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