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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.

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Raspberry Pi Jam

Roanoke South County Library

Saturday, September 21 - 10:00 am - Roanoke Raspberry Jam 10:00 - 10:15 am What's new with the Raspberry Pi? A brief overview of new models introduced in the last year. 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Workshop: Programming the micro:bit board with a Raspberry Pi (see note) 12:00 - 1:30 pm Break: Visit and network with other makers. Light refreshments will be provided. 1:45 - 4:00 pm Workshop: Using the Raspberry Pi to program the GiggleBot micro:bit robot buggy (see note) * Note: Limited number of seats available for each workshop. Please call the South County Library to reserve your spot.

Blue Ridge Brawl Oct 4&5 2019 FRC Salem, VA ** needs volunteers **

Salem High School, Salem, Va.

https://www.shsrobotics.us/brb/ https://www.shsrobotics.us/brb/registervolunteer.html The Blue Ridge Brawl (on Friday, October 4th and Saturday, October 5th, 2019) is an Off-Season FIRST Robotics Competition event hosted at Salem High School in Salem, VA. We are seeking energetic individuals to help at the competition. No experience is necessary for many of the roles! You will be contacted within 2-3 weeks of the event to confirm specific roles and times. All volunteers will receive a complimentary lunch on Saturday and a Blue Ridge Brawl T-shirt.

October 5 2019 - Show & Tell Halloween projects, Basic Robot Mechanics

10 AM, Meet & Greet, bring your Halloween/cosplay projects for show & tell, Q&A, project ideas. 11AM - Basic Robot Mechanics. This is for all age groups. We will start off explaining concepts on force, speed, torque, leverage, friction, thrust, and mechanical power. Next is some exercises and demos about levers, pulleys, brakes, and gears. Finally how all these properties relate to making real machines, and leading to some understanding of spec sheets for servos, motors, and gearboxes.

Nov 2 2019 Show & Tell projects, 11AM Sphero Bolt Demo & programming

10 AM, Meet & Greet, bring your projects for show & tell, Q&A, project ideas. 11AM - Sphero Bolt demo Sphero BOLT is an app-enabled robotic ball that you can drive and code, BOLT’s programmable 8x8 LED Matrix can animate and display real-time data. Powered by the Sphero Edu app (available on nearly any mobile or desktop device), you can code BOLT by drawing, using Scratch blocks, or writing JavaScript. learn programming, complete hands-on activities, and share your creations with the community. Programmable sensors including Infrared, Compass, Light Sensor, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, and Motor Encoders. Wireless Connection Durable. Waterproof. Inductive charging. 2+ hour battery life. Connects via Bluetooth.

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Sept 7 2019 Show & Tell, Program: Intro to Raspberry Pi

Roanoke South County Library