SRS logo

Seattle Robotics Society
WEBLOG

Page last updated: 3/15/2020

Commentary by S.D. Kaehler

To January 18, 2020 Weblog

To the SRS Weblog index page

Meeting Pictures on Google Photos. If you have other pics you'd like to share please send them to SeattleRoboticsSociety(at)gmail.com.

2/15/20: This month's meeting had a turnout of about 30 people. The meeting was facilitated by Steve Kaehler. We met in the FIRST Fieldhouse warehouse.

The meeting was kicked off with a couple videos about COVID-19 and one showing robotics being applied to help.


SRS Polo shirts are available at meetings for $30 (card, cash, or check). The 2019 Robothon T-shirt are available for $15.

Club Business

  • We talked about the ongoing need for backup meeting leaders who can run things when Steve isn't available. There are a couple people who have done this but the more available folks the better. Talk to Steve at a meeting or contact him via SeattleRoboticsSociety(at)Gmail.com if you can help.
  • The usual slides were presented and contact information for potential presenters was solicited.
  • Steve is looking for people interested in sending out emails to invite potential presenters to come talk to us. It currently takes about eights asks to get one accept. This means it could take a hundred speaker requests to fill the calendar for one year. He needs people willing to research potential presenters and then send them a customized template email addressed. He can provide the template and general instructions. Include the SeattleRoboticsSociety(at)Gmail.com address in the cc: line so he can see any responses and address them. It is time-consuming to find and contact so many people and help would be greatly appreciated, especially if we want to have a full schedule of presenters.
  • We talked about the transition of our list server from SeattleRobotics@YahooGroups to SeattleRobotics@Groups.io. The Contact Us pages has the new information for joining and using this new list host. There are MBOX formatted files containing all the messages from the SRS YG located here for your convenient access if you want to look at or download them yourself. They also on the website which should eventually be indexed by Google and available using the website search box in the left sidebar.
  • If you have ideas, comments, or presenter contact info, please email me at SeattleRoboticsSociety(at)Gmail.com.

Round-the-Room

Meeting Pictures on Google Photos. If you have other pics you'd like to share please send them to SeattleRoboticsSociety(at)gmail.com. The following people shared something with the group:

Feature Presentation

    Our presentation was about 3D Printers and the current state and future direction of the technology facilitated by Steve Kaehler. We also had "former" SRS member Mike Payson who left the PNW to start Maker Tool Works, a company that sells the Mendelmax 3D Printer. See the meeting pictures for ones people brought to show.

The Workshop

    The afternoon workshop was canceled due to lack of participants. We will have these in the future as long as people want to attend.

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

To January 18, 2020 Weblog

Back to the SRS Weblog index page.