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Nelson B.
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Egg Harbor City, NJ
Post #: 6
Hello Everyone,

It was very nice to meet all of your. Mike, thank you for organizing the meeting. I especially enjoyed speaking with Tom about his efforts to re-wire dragonflies and their brains for his nefarious purposes. I also like to be kept up on the world of web and software development as well, though I haven't been in that arena for a while.

As I stated yesterday, the Philadelphia Robotics Group consists of three to four active memebers with a number of others that bring their projects in for input and advice. Our most current and active project is the Quadrotor, which is at the stage of a developed control board with some initial firmware that outputs information from sensors. Right now, we are only displaying that information on the screen through Python in a simple console application utilizing the struct module and the pyserial module. I will post that in a reply to this message a bit later today.

I want to thank Tom for the advice he gave on some modules that may be useful in exploring for the purposes of developing simple GUIs.


Also, I discussed with Tom and heard a number of you talking about the CTypes module, which will be good for increasing efficiency of programs in certain critical areas.

For right now, we would like to get simple GUIs up that are akin to what is written about in this blog post forwarded to me by the gentlemen who developed our control board:


I will keep you posted on our progress, and would hope that I could ask some questions from time to time if your members are willing to answer them.

If anyone is interested in doing more than answering questions, and would like to contribute to the project, we are meeting tomorrow at Hive76, 915 Spring Garden St, 5th floor. I can be reached at brownnrl [see end of paragraph] if you would like further details. (end of paragraph)­

Also, if anyone would like to contribute from a distance, that is fine as well. I've personally never met the control board designer, but he done quite a bit of work on this project so far.

Once again, thank you all for the discussion, tips, and the nice night out.

Nelson Brown
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