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March/April 2001
Designing a new controller board Kevin Ross discusses some of the decisions and dilemmas to be faced when building a new controller board. This is Part 3 if this article.
Robot: Rigel Benny Jørgensen shows us his robot Rigel, which looks great and has a line following sensor that really looks great.
Pyro-Electric Sensor Hack Jeff Davis helps us hack a pyro-electric sensor for use on a robot
Wheels the hard way... Kenneth Maxon amazes and encourages us with an amazing approach to rolling your own robot wheel. A true artist on the milling machine!
Controlling Servomotors 80C196KC MCU Chae-Won, an SRS member from South Korea, kindly contributed this article showing us how to run servo motors using the 80C196 processor.
Meeting Minutes from March Tom Dickens presents the minutes from the March meeting.
Karl Lunt Steve Kaehler presents us an interview with long time SRS member Karl Lunt
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.portlandrobotics.org   P.A.R.T.S. Now has a new website!
Scheduled Events   Here is a list of upcoming events and tech sessions
April 28th, 2001   Robothon 2001 is going to happen! Check out the Robothon 2001 Website for more details. Be there, it is going to be amazing.
April 21st, 2001   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
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!

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