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August 2001
Using a PID-based Technique For Competitive Odometry and Dead-Reckoning Gary Lucas shows us the details behind a PID algorithm.
Dual Stepper Motor Driver for a Robot Differential Drive John Girard shows us how to implement a stepper driver using a PIC.
Make 5 V using the LM2825N-5.0 Benny Jørgensen shows us the ropes for the LM2825N voltage regulator.
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.RobotDirectory.org   The Robot Directory is a great list of various robot projects on the net. This is cool!
www.gorobotics.net   SRS Member William Cox has a great website with tons of info onboard.
Scheduled Events   Here is a list of upcoming events and tech sessions
September 15th   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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