July/August/September/October 1998

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My homework was late because...

Expenses in surplus robot parts

First Steps: Setting the Stage for Building a Robot

Interrupts on the 68HC12

Interrupts on the 68HC11

Introduction to the Basic Stamp


September 1998 Meeting Minutes

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July 1998 Meeting Minutes

June 1998 Meeting Minutes

Scheduled Events Here is a list of upcoming events and tech sessions
October 17th, 1998 Our regular monthly meeting

Quick Notes Interesting bits of news and trivia
Authors Needed! The Encoder is actively seeking authors to help write the Encoder. The key to growing in this hobby is communicating your experiences to others. The Seattle Robotics Society Encoder is one of the premier resources for amateur robotics on the Internet. Each issue is read by thousands of people around the world. Please consider sharing ideas with us. Check out The Encoder Writers Guide for information about how you can help spread the excitement!
Parallel Port Routines and Utilities A few months ago, Dan Mauch gave me a ZIP file containing some mighty useful programs for dealing with parallel ports. Of course, this is the first issue since then, but if you remember, Dan had discussed that these were simple but effective, and would make a great learning tool. Teachers take note!  Get paraport.zip by clicking here!

Hot Links Here are this months list of interesting links. If you find a cool one, send it to us and we will add it to the list of Hot Links. This list will change each month.
Standard Technologies of the Seattle Robotics Society Just getting started? You might like to check out this link that documents some of the standard technologies that the Seattle Robotics Society suggests for those just starting out. This article explains a lot of different aspects about building a robot. Have a look!
http://www.mie.utoronto.ca/labs/ral Robotics and Automation Laboratory (RAL) - University of Toronto
http://www.esit.com Engineering Services Inc. (ESI) - a consulting company specialising
in customised robotics systems for industrial, medical and military
Links about Inertial navigation!
http://www.userelectronics.com/crc The Cleveland Robotics Club is a great new startup in the Cleveland area
http://cantronics.rzsoft.com/ They have some interesting products related to robotics.
http://www.busprod.com/ferrettronics/links.html FerretTronics has some cool things as well.
http://www.burtlyn.com/crs/ Connecticut Robotics Society

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