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September 2001
The Next Step in CPLD Implementation... Kenneth Maxon shows us details on implementing our own programmable logic device functions.
GCC and the Motorola 681x Barrie Campbell shows us how to download and use the GCC compiler for the 68HC12 and 68HC11
Home-Brew Shaft Encoders David Anderson shows us some great ideas for adding shaft encoders to some Pittman motors.
First Steps: Failures Doug Leppard bravely documents some of his failures so we can all learn from his mistakes.
Laser Navigation using only Passive Reflectors; Richard Vannoy describes the methods and implementation of laser navigation.
Walking Stick: A First Robot John Bono shows us his first robot creation, Walking Stick. Based on the OOPIC controller, this includes his source code and pictures.
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
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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