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Welcome to the Seattle Robotics Society!

The Seattle Robotics Society was formed in 1982 to serve those interested in learning about and building robots. We are a non-profit corporation comprised of a diverse group of professionals and amateurs, high school students and college professors, engineers and tinkerers. Our passion is the creation of cybernetic creatures that challenge the old definitions of life, intelligence, and practicality.

See the SRS Programs page for information on the activities that the SRS does to help promote robotics. There is also information there on getting started in robotics.

Announcements

  • Due to remodeling on Renton Tech's campus, our meeting location has changed. We now meet in room J-305.
  • Meetings will be followed by an afternoon robot work session (until 5 p.m.) where we'll build and program the Parallax BOE-Bot Arduino Robots. Bring your kit (available for $125), a project to work on, questions to ask, or just hang out and see what others are working on.

Upcoming Events

Meetings

Our regular meetings are at 10 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month at Renton Technical College. See the meetings page for details on location and directions.

Note that it's always a good idea to check this page before the meeting in case inclement weather or a holiday forces a cancellation.

If you would like to present at a meeting, or know someone who would, please email Steve Kaehler.

Below are the planned presentations for upcoming meetings. The Presentations page contains an archive of presenters and their topics.

  • December 17, 2106
    • Debugging Intermittent Issues - Lloyd Moore will present. Debugging intermittent issues presents a unique set of challenges and requirements to the developer. Of particular interest is question "did this fix actually solve the problem, or am I just getting lucky today?" This talk will show you how to determine, with some level of confidence, if the issue is really solved or just not showing up. In addition, issues which only show up rarely have a habit of accumulating until some issue seems to be happening all the time. Techniques for untangling the interaction of multiple issues will be discussed.
    • The meeting will be followed by an afternoon robot work session (until 5 p.m.) where we'll build and program the Parallax BOE-Bot Arduino Robots. Bring your kit (available for $125), a project to work on, questions to ask, or just hang out and see what others are working on.
  • January 21, 2107
    • RC Vehicle Programming - SRS member Carol Hazlett will present on programming Radio Control Electronic Speed Controllers and Ackermann-steered vehicles for use in robotics. She will show code and demonstrations, including using on oscilloscope to display the RC radio's signal.
    • The meeting will be followed by an afternoon robot work session (until 5 p.m.) where we'll build and program the Parallax BOE-Bot Arduino Robots. Bring your kit (available for $125), a project to work on, questions to ask, or just hang out and see what others are working on.

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.