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May/June/July 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 4 if this article.
Robot Navigation Techniques PArcet goes deep into the subject of navigating an unknown dynamic environment, and shows us the algorithms used and the math behind them. Excellent article.
16 channel serial servo controller for robotic applications George Vastianos describes a project for implementing 16 servo motor controls using an Atmel microprocessor. Includes the source code and a useful Windows based program to control servos using the controller.
Boolean functions' minimisation software based on the Quine-McCluskey method George Vastianos implements an interesting algorithm to help optimize boolean calculations. Include source code in BASIC.
The line following sensor of Rigel Benny Peter Jørgensen shows us the details of his line following sensor on the robot Rigel.
Pictures from the April Meeting A compilation of photos from the April meeting.
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
July 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!

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