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

Philly Robotics February 2011 Meetup Summary

Roy B
user 4594812
Group Organizer
Philadelphia, PA
Hello fellow Philly roboticists,

Thanks to the new members who joined us last week, and for the existing members who came and shared their projects. Special thanks to new member George for taking and posting pictures of the meetup. Special thanks also to Daniel, for posting a summary of the Meetup on the Hive blog here: http://www.hive76.org...­. I'll re-post it below.


As long as I'm in such a thankful mood, an extra special thanks go to the Hive for allowing us to use their space for our meetups.

Finally, as promised, here is a link to my quadrotor sensor board demo, with links to the code in C and Python: http://www.youtube.co...­. Here's a link to my quadrotor physics and control theory build log: http://www.rcgroups.c...­

I, like Daniel, hope to see you next month! Enjoy Engineer's week!

- Roy

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Last night Hive 76 hosted the second Robotics Meetup Group of the year. We saw some new faces and discussed some interesting topics such as beginner robotics kits, Arduino-based robotics solutions, oscilloscopes, and wirelessly powered flying robots.

Speaking of flying robots, regular member Tom Setliff brought in his quadrotor (a robot which uses 4 rotors for flight) project that he’s been working on for about 2 months now. It really surprised us how far along he’s already gotten with the frame for his creation. Kudos Tom. Our organizer and group leader Roy Brewer also talked about the custom made AVR-based microcontroller that he’s testing out for his own quadrotor project.

Daniel includes a video link: http://www.youtube.co...­ The video here, sent in by Hive 76 member Jim Fisher (also of PLUG and PACS fame), shows a proof of concept Quadrotor demo being done at GRASP Labs at the University of Pennsylvania. (Note that members of the club visted Daniel Mellinger at UPenn for a personal demonstration of his quadrotor in action)

Our very own Hive 76 Quartermaster, Brendan Schrader had some cool things to say in our conversation about oscilloscopes. He even showed us his neat Seed Studio pocket oscilloscope.

All together another great meeting for 2011!

For those that are interested, our next meeting is March 10th at 7:30 PM. Hope to see you there next month!
David C.
user 14087809
Philadelphia, PA
Post #: 1
The March 10th is also at Hive 76?
Roy B
user 4594812
Group Organizer
Philadelphia, PA
Post #: 13
The March 10th is also at Hive 76?

Yes, almost all meetups are at the Hive. I will post the March meet-up soon.

- Roy
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