July 1999

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Scheduled Events Here is a list of upcoming events and tech sessions
July 17th, 1999 Our regular monthly meeting
August 21st, 1999 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!

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.nwlink.com/~kevinro/products.html Kevin Ross has kits and parts available for purchase. If you are looking for 68HC12 or 68HC11 parts, check this out.
http://sites.netscape.net/roboticsclub The Vanvcouver Robotics Club has a new webpage
We are a Utah based robotics company who has done several interesting projects such as the dinosaurs for Jurrasic Park "the ride" and the fountains at Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas.  We have also developed the worlds leading robotic prosthetic arm among many other things. 
Check out Spectronix! They have image sensors that have digital outputs and are specifically designed for robotics applications.
 http://www.cs.uiowa.edu/~jones/step/ A great site about stepper motors.
http://www.mil.ufl.edu/imdl/circuits/default.htm IMDL has a useful page with some great information.
http://www.connix.com/~gwlucas The Rossum Project is an attempt to help robot builders with software projects. This site is a place where developers can share software and exchange ideas. With your participation, it will grow into a resource where developers can download reliable, highly capable modules to incorporate into their robots.

For information about submissions or comments about the online Encoder, contact Kevin Ross