What we're about

Welcome to the Roanoke Robotics & Makers Club.

We build robots, gadgets, costumes, inventions, games, just about anything.... we hold friendly competitions & workshops ... we learn from each other... and we have a lot of fun!

We meet at the South County Library in Roanoke, Virginia, usually on the first Saturday of each month, at 10-11AM for the club meeting.

The club meeting includes introductions, meet & greet, show and tell, Q&A, share best practices and topic discussions, and feedback what the club could do together. Its also a chance to practice presentation skills in a friendly coaching style atmosphere.

11AM-12PM is the club's short program presentation, open to the public as well as club members. The program usually consists of an interactive hands on a STEM topic of interest.

Please check the schedule of meetings and events. There are no regular meetings during the summer June, July, and August, but we still attend and participate in community events.

The robotics club is for everyone... adults, families, and kids of all ages.

If you like to build, design, hack, modify, learn about & share robotics & other exciting technologies, you'd enjoy our group!

We look forward to seeing you at our events!

Check us out at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Roanoke-Robo... (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Roanoke-Robotics-and-Makers-Club-of-Roanoke-VA/149504835258599)

We are looking for people to share their knowledge and cool creations! If you have something you'd like to share, please bring it to a meeting!

And if you are connected with any local technology organizations or groups, we'd love to hear from you... We'll even provide free advertising of your events!


Gary Yohe

Darrell Little

and our famous founding father, Keven Hines.


PS - Our rules:

1. Have fun, share your projects and your knowledge, and learn from each other!

2. At club events, all people under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Kids are encouraged to join the website, as long as their parent or guardian knows they've joined.

Upcoming events (5+)

Feb 2 2019 meeting + Elegoo robots - Arduino basics #3 - DC motors

Roanoke South County Library

Feb[masked] Saturday 10AM Roanoke Robotics & Makers Club meeting, share and collaborate on robotics and maker projects, Q&A, meet and greet, Mysticon program overview 11AM – short program Arduino programming using Elegoo robots (provided for class use) , quick review of Arduino upload/download, reviewing Arduino example program FADE (AnalogWrite command) a little about how DC motors work and using the AnalogWrite command for controlling DC robot motors

Roanoke Mini Maker Faire 2019

Science Museum of Western Virginia

https://roanoke.makerfaire.com/ All Makers welcome to this free event - contact Darrell or Gary if you'd like to join our exhibit with the Robotics Club. We will bring new STEM robots to share and show their programming platforms: MicroBit GiggleBots Dexter Raspberry Pi robots Elegoo Arduino robots iRobot Create 2 Repeat performance from: Raspberry Pi retrogames the tank with Arduino controller and Pixy Vision guidance Radio controlled Power Wheels car Exhibitors may also register your own project to share at the fair, or come visit us to provide moral support.

Feb 23 2019 Mysticon SciFi Convention - Robots, Coding, Cosplay seminars

Our annual seminar series for Mysticon convention goers. If you'd like to participate, or suggest panel topics, please contact Gary by end of October.

Raspberry Pi Big Birthday Celebration 2019

Roanoke South County Library

event listing TBD

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