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Commentary by S.D. Kaehler

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Meeting Pictures on Google Photos.

7/20/19: This month's meeting had a turnout of about 25 people. The meeting was facilitated by Steve Kaehler. We met downstairs at the FIRST Fieldhouse warehouse.

The usual slides were presented but no video this month.

SRS Polo shirts are available at meetings for $30 (card, cash, or check). The 2019 Robothon T-shirt will be available at the Aug and Sep meetings. See Steve K. or Lloyd M. during the break or after the meeting if you would like to purchase one (or more).

Club Business

  • Consider alternatives to Presentation for 2nd half of meetings. We're looking for other ideas. Possibilities include Robothon contests or swapping the presentation and Round-the-Room pieces of the meeting.
  • Alternate 1st Floor Venue Jan-Apr/May? Prefer a more ADA-friendly venue rather than 2nd floor of Fieldhouse. Schools, libraries, colleges.
  • Need Other Backup Meeting Leaders (I can't always run the meetings. More alternates are needed.
  • Seattle Christian School is looking for Robot Teacher/Volunteer to teach Sep-Oct timeframe. The course is intended to introduce 7th & 8th graders to robotics and the schools FIRST Robotics program. Jim Kindsvater and Steve Kaehler will be co-teaching a basic 12-week robotics class at SCS this fall.
  • Consider alternate After-meeting Activities. The workshops have been lightly attended. Something else? Robothon contests?
  • Open BoD position (VP or Secretary)

If you have ideas or comments, please email me at SeattleRoboticsSociety(at)Gmail.com.

Round-the-Room

Meeting Pictures on Google Photos. The following people shared something with the group:

  • David H. showed us some Arduino boards he designed that have LEDs on each I/O line. Visit his website for more information.
  • Carol H. showed us showed us....details coming soon.
  • John J. brought a kit for a maker faire project cell phone for give away. showed us....details coming soon.
  • Steve K. showed a video on a cute little pet entertainment robot and a Boston Dynamics building-hopping robot.

Feature Presentation

    Our program presenters were Joel Cavares and Carol Hazlett who put in a lot of time and effort helping out the Evergreen City Ballet with the integration of robots into their production of "Coppelia". The presentation slides are available here.

The Workshop

    The afternoon workshop has been suspended for the next couple months. Dick Curtiss has been leading this "Programming 101" class. Visit the Workshops page for details including the downloads.

If you have comments or opinions on this writing, please email me at SeattleRoboticsSociety(at)Gmail.com.

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