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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.

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

Page last updated: 12/13/2017

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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.

  • If you haven't come to one of our meetings for a while, we now meet at the FIRST Washington Fieldhouse at 21238 68th Ave South, Kent, WA (as of January 2017).
  • Yellow signs in the building will direct you either upstairs to the conference room or straight through the building to the warehouse highbay.
  • 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 SRS Parallax BOE-Bot Arduino Robot kits. Bring your kit, a project to work on, questions to ask, or be a resource or sounding board for others.

Upcoming Events

Meetings

Our regular meetings start at 10 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month at the FIRST WA Field House, 21238 68th Ave South, Kent, WA. See the meetings page for details on location and directions.

See "Events" on the SRS Facebook page for the meeting agedas and planned presentations for upcoming meetings. See the Past Presentations page for an archive of presenters, their presentation slides (if provided), and their topics.

Presentations Coming

December 16th
  • Carol Hazlett will lead a discussion on PID controllers.
  • An SRS Robot workshop will follow the meetng. Workshop Host: Carol H./Steve K.
January 20th
  • Steve Kaehler will lead a facilitated discussion about the roles of robots in our lives. They can be companions, assistants, protectors, pets, entertainers, and many other things. Why would you want a robot companion? Where is robot technology headed? What surprises might the future hold? Is this good, bad, or ???...Join us for a lively discussion on this topic.
  • An SRS Robot workshop will follow the meetng. Workshop Host: Steve K.
February 17th
  • This month's meeting will focus on 3D Printers. If you have one bring it along. If you are thinking about getting one, come with your questions and see what others have purchased and how they work. Scott Worley will also talk about OpenSCAD, an open-source Solid 3D CAD modeling tool that he has gotten to know quite well and is a handy tool to use with your 3D printer.
  • An SRS Robot workshop will follow the meetng. Workshop Host: Steve K.
March 17th
  • Paul Verhage from the Boise Robotics Group will share solar eclipse pictures from his high altitude program that helps inspire student interest in science. His students build BalloonSats and program them to collect images and other science data.
  • An SRS Robot workshop will follow the meetng. Workshop Host: TBD.
April 21st
  • This slot (~11-noon) is currently available (*).
  • An SRS Robot workshop will follow the meetng. Workshop Host: TBD.
May 19th
  • Special Contest Day-Mini Robothon. No presentation is planned for this month.
  • An SRS Robot workshop will follow the meetng. Workshop Host: TBD.
June 16th
  • This slot (~11-noon) is currently available (*).
  • An SRS Robot workshop will follow the meetng. Workshop Host: TBD.
July 21st
  • This slot (~11-noon) is currently available (*).
  • An SRS Robot workshop will follow the meetng. Workshop Host: TBD.
August 18th
  • This slot (~11-noon) is currently available (*).
  • An SRS Robot workshop will follow the meetng. Workshop Host: TBD.
September 15th
  • This slot (~11-noon) is currently available (*).
  • An SRS Robot workshop will follow the meetng. Workshop Host: TBD.
October 6th October 20th
  • This slot (~11-noon) is currently available (*).
  • An SRS Robot workshop will follow the meetng. Workshop Host: TBD.
November 17th
  • Special Contest Day-Mini Robothon. No presentation is planned for this month.
  • An SRS Robot workshop will follow the meetng. Workshop Host: TBD.
December 15th
  • This slot (~11-noon) is currently available (*).
  • An SRS Robot workshop will follow the meetng. Workshop Host: TBD.
(*) 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.