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Welcome to the Seattle Robotics Society!

The Seattle Robotics Society was formed in 1982 to serve those interested in learning about and building robots. We are a non-profit corporation comprised of a diverse group of professionals and amateurs, high school students and college professors, engineers and tinkerers. Our passion is the creation of cybernetic creatures that challenge the old definitions of life, intelligence, and practicality.

See the SRS Programs page for information on the activities that the SRS does to help promote robotics. There is also information there on getting started in robotics.

Announcements

  • In even-numbered months (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec), the meeting will be followed by an afternoon robot work session (until 5 p.m.). Lunch arrangements for work sessions will be announced at the meeting but feel free to bring your own.

Upcoming Events

Meetings

Our regular meetings are at 10 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month at Renton Technical College. See the meetings page for details on location and directions.

Note that it's always a good idea to check this page before the meeting in case inclement weather or a holiday forces a cancellation.

If you would like to present at a meeting, or know someone who would, please email Steve Kaehler.

Below are the planned presentations for upcoming meetings. The Presentations page contains an archive of presenters and their topics.

  • June 21, 2014
    • Raspberry Pi - The Raspberry Pi is a very popular, inexpensive, credit-card-size computer that runs the Linux operating system. The Pi is also, with a bit of help, an excellent controller for robotics projects. In this month's presentation, Lloyd Moore will explore the use of the Raspberry Pi, along with an open source Cypress PSoC daughter board, for building a very functional robot. The final goal of this project will be to update the SRS robot with a Raspberry Pi, camera, and Wi-Fi network connection.
      This talk builds on several of Lloyd's previous talks and begins to tie them all together into a functional project. The background will be helpful for this talk; previous presentations: Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi, Using the Cypress PSoC Processor, Using Cypress PSoC Creator.
    • The meeting will be followed by an afternoon robot work session (until 5 p.m.). Bring a project to work on, questions to ask, or just hang out and see what others are working on.
  • July 19, 2014
    • Bomb Disposal Robot - Walter "Wally" Wesson of the Port of Seattle Police Department Bomb Disposal Unit will bring a robot for demonstration. He plans to show some new ROV equipment acquired since his last visit.

Monday Night Chat

The Seattle Robotics Society hosts a "Monday Night Chat" each week. Official time is 7 - 9 p.m. Pacific Time, but people are often around outside this timeframe as well. Details are on the Contact Us page.