Meeting Chat: 09:48:59 From Robert to Everyone:

RoboGames 2024, the 16th annual all-events world championship, will be held in 

San Jose, CA at the San Jose Convention Center South Hall

435 South Market Street on Fri-Sun, April 19-21, 2024.

09:49:27 From Robert to Everyone:

RoboGames! (formerly ROBOlympics)

09:51:08 From Robert to Everyone:

http://robogames.net/index.php 

09:52:06 From Robert to Everyone:

https://www.roboticstomorrow.com/

09:52:45 From Robert to Everyone:

2024 NW Model Hobby Expo

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

09:53:28 From Robert to Everyone:

https://www.nwmhe.com/Battle%20Robotics/index.php

09:55:23 From Robert to Everyone:

https://www.robotcombatevents.com/events/1267  Today So too late

09:56:13 From Robert to Everyone:

https://www.robotcombatevents.com/events/1209

09:57:10 From Robert to Everyone:

https://www.robotcombatevents.com/?page=2

09:58:41 From Robert to Everyone:

https://toorcamp.org/

09:59:25 From Robert to Everyone:

ToorCamp will feature a wide range of talks from hacking computers to brain hacking, from brewing soda to fighting robots, from civil rights to lightning guns. The only guideline we use for talk selection is that it has to be something that most geeks would be interested in learning. This means that whether you’re a hardcore coder or just someone who appreciates technology at a high-level, there will be plenty of talks to pique your interest.

10:00:16 From Robert to Everyone:

JUNE 26-30, 2024

10:02:43 From Robert to Everyone:

https://clutch.co/developers/artificial-intelligence/robotics/seattle

10:03:29 From Robert to Everyone:

https://www.buildersdb.com/events/1350

10:03:56 From Robert to Everyone:

https://robotcombatleague.net/

10:06:52 From Robert to Everyone:

https://www.discoverburien.org/makerspace

10:08:17 From Robert to Everyone:

There’s battle bot competitions in Monroe

10:08:26 From Robert to Everyone:

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10:10:22 From Robert to Everyone:

10:12:06 From Robert to Everyone:

https://www.tacomacreationstation.com/

10:12:44 From Robert to Everyone:

10:15:59 From Lloyd Moore to Everyone:

Open positions: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/3851109184/ 

10:16:13 From Lloyd Moore to Everyone:

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/3855740145/

10:19:15 From Robert to Everyone:

https://www.auburnwa.gov/city_hall/parks_arts_recreation/recreation/maker_space

10:21:42 From James Newton to Everyone:

I’ve had good luck with range using stock ESP’s… And the ESP7 version with the external antenna (comes with an antenna connector on the PCB) is crazy.

10:21:53 From Robert to Everyone:

https://creamakerspace.com/

10:22:56 From Robert to Everyone:

https://www.altspaceseattle.com/index.html

10:23:48 From Robert to Everyone:

10:24:27 From James Newton to Everyone:

FYI, you can program RP2040’s without installing anything via the Wokwi website, just press F1 to command palette and click Download UF2 Binary. Hold the button and plug in the RP and it enumerates as a FLASH drive. Drop the fine on, power cycle, it’s programmed. 

https://docs.wokwi.com/parts/wokwi-pi-pico

10:25:38 From James Newton to Everyone:

So you can 1. Simulate the hardware 2. Write the code 3. Download and program the device. Done.

10:25:57 From Robert to Everyone:

10:27:01 From Robert to Everyone:

https://www.meetup.com/olymega/

10:29:01 From Robert to Everyone:

https://portlandrobotics.org/home.php?link_id=1

10:30:43 From Robert to Everyone:

https://eugenemakerspace.com/

10:32:41 From Robert to Everyone:

https://pdxhackerspace.org/

10:34:17 From Robert to Everyone:

https://obportland.org/

10:38:03 From James Newton to Everyone:

https://jsfiddle.net/th6on2ef/

10:41:29 From Robert to Everyone:

MechaSpark Makerspaces

1219 165th Ave SE

Bellevue, WA 98008

10:41:57 From Robert to Everyone:

10:42:02 From James Newton to Everyone: jamesnewton(at)massmind.org

10:42:45 From Bob to Everyone: RobertPHiggins(at)comcast.net

10:45:41 From Robert to Everyone:

MechaSpark is the effort of decades of experience working with high school FIRST robotics teams and having to do things the hard way and continually thinking “there has to be something better!” In 2021, the lightbulb clicked on and the start of the makerspace effort begun. With multiple local teams struggling to retain their space, have a team of knowledgeable mentor coaches, diversify their tool collections available to design and build with, or, worse yet, a combination thereof, and recognizing it is a common obstacle for any hardware tech endeavor, the shared space and equipment that a makerspace brings is able to provide the support necessary for a broad range of interests in the community. No more will creatives, engineers, and the curious be gated from making things. https://www.mechaspark.com 

11:06:14 From James Newton to Everyone:

If you hook up photoresistors to a transistor and DC gearmotors (or whatever) you can point them at the screen of a cell phone which is on this page, and it will drive around pretty good: Just based on which side shows the most movement. 

https://jamesnewton.github.io/webbot.html

11:06:34 From James Newton to Everyone: More details on the idea:

https://hackaday.io/project/184720-web-smart-phone-screen-blink-bot/details

11:14:25 From Robert to Everyone:

https://www.darpa.mil/about-us/timeline/darpa-robotics-challenge

11:47:30 From Terry James to Everyone: Like a dog pointing

11:50:02 From Terry James to Everyone: Wow, amazing detail.

11:54:30 From Terry James to Everyone: Great presentation!

11:54:38 From Chris Powell to Everyone:

From a testing perspective, how do you test for conditions with false images from sensors.

12:07:35 From James Newton to Everyone:

Bob, I have to run but THANKS for the talk and your comments!

12:14:09 From Raphael Fortuna to Everyone:

This is a nice state diagram maker: https://www.cs.unc.edu/~otternes/comp455/fsm_designer/ 

12:14:47 From Terry James to Everyone: Thank you Raphael!

12:17:05 From Austin Berrier to Everyone:

This was really cool work and thank you for the presentation, Bob! And thanks to Chas too for running the meeting.

12:17:34 From Paul Bouchier to Everyone: Great talk – Thanks Bob!

12:18:41 From Robert to Everyone:

https://portlandrobotics.org/meetings.php?link_id=4

12:19:32 From Chas Ihler to Everyone: I’m dropping the recording

12:25:41 From Raphael Fortuna to Everyone:

Can someone link the video for the sub talk that was mentioned from one of the other SRS meetings?

Here is a link to “Part 1” of Bob Cook’s talk about his RoboMagellan robot.