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Welcome to the Seattle Robotics Society!

The Seattle Robotics Society was formed in 1982 to serve those interested in building robots and associated technologies. We are a non-profit corporation consisting of a diverse group of technologists and tinkerers. Our collective passion is learning about robots through education and freely sharing our skills and knowledge with our community through meetings, workshops, contests, outreach events, online, and mentoring.

See the SRS Programs page for information on the activities that the SRS does to help promote robotics.

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Page last updated: 6/9/18

Announcements

Note that it's always a good idea to check this page before the meeting in case inclement weather or something unexpected forces a cancellation or a change of venue. See the monthly announcements below for special cases. Since we share the regular meeting facility with FIRST Washington, we sometimes may need to meet at an alternate location (we hope nearby) in the event of a conflict. We also may have joint activities if the facility can handle the number of people, otherwise details will be posted in the monthly announcements below as soon as possible and on our Facebook page with location and directions to the alternate meeting venue. If you want an automated utility to ping you when there's a change here, consider VisualPing, a free website that will monitor websites (e.g. this one) for you and notify you of changes. This service will check a selected site up to twice a day for free, more often for a fee.

  • Check out the recently added "past meeting notes" from 2001 to the present on the SRS Weblog page. Also take a look at the SRS YouTube video links to various contests and events inserted amongst the meeting notes.
  • Take a look at the Useful Links page added as a robotics resource. Check out the link to Digital Link Robot Resources website.
  • If you haven't come to one of our meetings for a while, we now normally meet at the FIRST Washington Fieldhouse at 21238 68th Ave South, Kent, WA (as of January 2017) unless otherwise noted below.
  • Signs at the front door of the building will direct you either upstairs to the conference room or straight through the building to the warehouse or signs will provide details of the alternate meeting location should you miss the advance announcements.
  • Meetings will be followed by an afternoon robot work session (until ~4 p.m., see Upcoming Events below) where we'll help people build and program the Parallax Arduino UNO Robot kit or the Propeller Activitybot kit. Bring your kit, a project to work on, questions to ask, or be a resource for others.

Upcoming Events

General Meeting Information

Our regular meetings start at 10 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month. See the meetings page for details on the normal location and directions. See the monthly meeting announcements below for special location information if applicable. The "Events" section on the SRS Facebook page has the typical meeting agedas. See below for the planned presentations for upcoming meetings. See the Past Presentations page for an archive of presenters, their presentation slides (if provided), and their topics.

Presentations & Events Coming

June 16th
  • The meeting will happen at 21238 68th Ave South, Kent, WA.
  • Xinli Zou, Jiantao Pan, Brian Zhou and others will present on AR (augmented reality) integration with robotics. Search Google for "Wyzlink" for more information.
  • An SRS Robot workshop will follow the meetng. Workshop Host: Steve K./Carol H.
June 30th July 21st
  • The meeting will happen at 21238 68th Ave South, Kent, WA.
  • Alex Kaehler (my son) will take us on a mathe-magical journey to the 4th Dimension. Join us for a fascinating presentation and discussion about and hands-on experience with 4D-objects and the amazing things they do. He needs to 3D-printed models to enhance the demonstration. If you would like to print some and bring them to the meeting, here's a list of what he needs. Duplicates are no problem as he wants to pass some around as he explains them.
  • An SRS Robot workshop will follow the meetng. Workshop Host: Steve K.
August 18th September 15th October 6th October 20th November 17th December 15th (*) Contact Steve Kaehler (SeattleRoboticsRobotics (at) Gmail.com, Subject: "SRS Presentation", if you are interested in presenting or have contact info for someone who is.

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.