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Seattle Robotics Society

Page last updated: 12/14/2017

One great way to learn about what the SRS is doing is to come to one of our monthly meetings. Another is to join the discussions on our Yahoo Group and weekly online chats.

New to Robotics?

There are many different options for getting started with robotics. It is our hope that we can help you build your own robot. Our members have put together information about several options, which you can read about here. It all depends how much you think you can do and how much you want pre-packaged. Robot kits offer a fairly quick way to get something running.

Boe-bot Arduino Robot
SRS Workshop Robot Kit

SRS Workshop Robot

Whether you're just getting started in robotics or want to learn about more advanced topics, the SRS Workshop Robot is a great choice. With this kit, you can explore robot design, construction, and programming. It is available to purchase for cash, check, or card (currently $125) by anyone interested, at our meetings. This kit is designed exclusively for and is only available through the SRS. Workshops for it are held monthly and the kit comes with a detailed manual walking you through everything from opening the box to complete programming of the robot to use all of its sensors.


The Encoder

Our home page features the Encoder, The Newsletter of the Seattle Robotics Society. We hope you find it informative and useful. Sorry it hasn't been updated for quite a while but technology and robotics evolves rapidly and so it's hard to keep printed articles up to date. People are also quite busy and seem to prefer building robots to writing about them so come to the meetings to see them. However, if you are interested in writing something that you believe would be helpful to our members, we would be interested in publishing it. Discuss this at the meetings during the Round-the-Room sharing time.

mini-sumo at Robothon
Mini-Sumo at Robothon


Robothon is the Seattle Robotics Society's signature public event where we show off our robots. Robothon is open to the public, admission is free, usually happen at the Seattle Center Armory in the fall, and are filled with interesting and exciting competitions, continuous demonstrations and displays, and people to answer questions about the SRS and robots. Between Robothons we have "Special Contest Days" at the FIRST WA Fieldhouse featuring most of the standard contests. Please visit the Robothon site for event details.

FIRST Washington

FIRST Washington

FIRSTWA is an organization dedicated to exposing students to the exciting possibilities of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Its primary focus is to provide opportunities for students in Washington state to participate in programs developed by FIRST.