00:22:57 Colin L: Greetings from Japan

00:24:42 Himanshu’s OtterPilot: Hi, I’m an AI assistant helping Himanshu Kale take notes for this meeting. Follow along the transcript here:  https://otter.ai/u/8WFPE_FXDqcwFcvIg-6ScBWQdjA?utm_source=va_chat_link_1  

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00:36:22 Himanshu’s OtterPilot: Hi, I’m an AI assistant helping Himanshu Kale take notes for this meeting. Follow along the transcript here:  https://otter.ai/u/8WFPE_FXDqcwFcvIg-6ScBWQdjA?utm_source=va_chat_link_2 

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00:39:22 James Newton: Absolutely stunning. The voice synth alone is amazing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNcKTZsHyfA 

00:40:45 James Newton: The new movies from a text prompt:

https://openai.com/sora

00:53:18 Robert: 2024 NW Model Hobby Expo (nwmhe.com)

00:54:06 Robert: Our 2024 event begins on April 12th weekend.

Friday April 12   12:00 – 6:00 pm

Saturday April 13   9:00am – 6:00 pm

Sunday April 14   9:00 am – 4:00 pm

00:56:07 Robert: Build & Battle Robots | Seattle In-Person Event, Book Now! – Elevent (www.bookelevent.com)

00:57:02 Robert: Home (https://westernalliedrobotics.com )

00:59:35 Robert: Robot Combat Events

01:00:01 Robert: Crimson Bot Brawl – Spring 2024

01:00:44 Robert: April 20th

01:02:23 Bernardo Martinez: I can maybe give a small intro to ROS (Robot Operating System) (https://www.ros.org/) for one of the empty slots if you guys are interested

01:02:33 Steven Kaehler: Reacted to “I can maybe give a s…” with ❤️

01:02:58 Steven Kaehler: @Bernardo Martinez  please do! Can you send us an email? I’ll share the email in a moment.

01:03:14 Robert: Top Seattle, WA Robotics Companies 2024 | Built In Seattle

01:03:41 James Newton: Reacted to “I can maybe give a…” with ❤️

01:03:55 Bernardo Martinez: Reacted to “@Bernardo Martinez  …” with 👍

01:06:32 Robert: The Hospital Robots among Us | Seattle Met

01:09:02 Robert: The Robot MarketPlace

01:15:41 Richard Greenway: Be back later. 🙂

01:19:25 James Newton: The g-code class presentation is about half way down my list of classes here:

http://techref.massmind.org/techref/lessons.htm 

01:19:55 James Newton: The presentation link is:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1xDzumhczcbILqCVGrcjRyKBVpLkwaYBhk08KJEynBG8/pub?start%3Dfalse%26loop%3Dfalse%26delayms%3D3000&sa=D&usg=AFQjCNFP6dhp1dO6pLYejI8j2QjfCnBLaQ

01:21:37 Robert: BARN – Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (www.bainbridgebarn.org)

01:22:48 Robert: Federal Way Library Makerspace | King County Library System (www.kcls.org)

01:23:46 Robert: Creation Station (https://tacomacreationstation.com)

01:24:36 Robert: Lacey Maker Space – Create. Innovate. Inspire.

01:26:26 Robert: Home – FabLab Education | Providing Educational Opportunities in STEAM

01:30:16 Robert: alt space seattle – | maker space | seattle, wa

01:37:29 Robert: ToorCamp 2024 – Doe Bay Resort & Retreat

01:38:08 Robert: OlyMEGA (Olympia Makers, Engineers, Geeks, & Artists) | Meetup

01:38:46 Robert: About – Seattle Makers

01:40:02 Robert: North End Makerspace in Seattle, WA

01:42:16 Bernardo Martinez: They really like link mechanisms

01:42:41 Steven Kaehler: Reacted to “They really like lin…” with 👍

01:42:42 James Newton: Reacted to “They really like l…” with 👍

01:42:57 Bernardo Martinez: If you ever want to get a good source for mechanisms, you should visit this youtube channel

01:42:58 Bernardo Martinez: https://www.youtube.com/@thang010146 

01:43:27 Bernardo Martinez: It’s a retired mechanical engineer that just loves making models in Autodesk Inventor and publishing them for reference

01:43:36 James Newton: Mechanical Computing! Very overlooked

01:43:45 Steven Kaehler: Creepy robot

01:44:05 James Newton: Reacted to “https://www.youtub…” with ❤️

01:45:16 James Newton: The footage of SmartBird looks like it’s slowed down? But I think based on the people moving in some shots that it really does flap that slow.

01:57:58 Bernardo Martinez: This arm has been definitely hitting the gym. It looks very muscular

01:59:03 Steven Kaehler: Enjoy your future tiny humans… you get to take a nap at your desk as your robot overlord takes a recharge.

01:59:17 James Newton: Reacted to “Enjoy your future …” with 😂

01:59:44 Bernardo Martinez: Reacted to “Enjoy your future ti…” with 😂

02:00:31 James Newton: Note the skin of the ants are flexible PCBs with SMT components soldered in place.

02:01:06 James Newton: A few people have managed to make robots using PCB (flex or solid) and I think it’s a really really interesting idea. Soldering the edges to make a 3D structure.

02:01:30 Steven Kaehler: 300V! Wow.

02:01:52 James Newton: Piezo actuators are another one that I think is really interesting. Not sure why we aren’t doing more with those.

02:02:04 James Newton: Maybe because they need 300 volts?

02:04:10 James Newton: That’s not creepy at all…

02:12:56 Paul W: Probably brought to you in large part by the German taxpayer.