November 2000

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First Steps: Telemetry, Using a Radio Modem   Doug Leppard shows us how to setup a radio modem to return telemetry from our robots.
DocBot - Part 2   Gary Livick continues his work on Docbot. In this update, he shares more of his design and his extensive software libraries for dealing with a digital compass and range finding. Good stuff.
Robot to PC - A Wireless Link   Don Carveth describes how to build a one way RF data link with noise filtration.
Gary Teachout   Steven Kaehler introduces a new series about SRS members and their robots. This first issue highlights the efforts of member Gary Teachout.
Line Detection Using a Digital Camera   Doug Kelley gets detailed on how to process a video image to find a line. Great stuff!
Line following floor sensors   Larry Barello presents some ideas on working with line following sensors.
Small Robot Motion Control: The Dilberts   Larry Barello also presents details about how two of his robots control their motion. This is an interesting article if you are trying to figure out PID algorithms, or if you don't know what PID is!
How to Hack the 68HC11EVB   Ross Wolin shows us how to add additional memory to a 68HC11EVB board.
Choosing the right PWM frequency.   Benny Peter Jørgensen provides us with information about PWM motor drivers.
The October Meeting   Pictures from the October Meeting
Building a Simple Mini-Sumo Ring   Tom Dickens provides us with instructions on building your own Mini-Sumo Robot Ring.


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!
Scheduled Events Here is a list of upcoming events and tech sessions
November 18th Our regular monthly meeting
Monday Night Chat Every Monday Night, we have a chat session. Join us to talk robots, ask questions, or just hang out with the gang.


Quick Notes Interesting bits of news and trivia
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