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October 2001
A Real-time Laser Range Finding Vision System Kenneth Maxon presents an incredibly detailed look at laser range finding using a vision system. This is one of his best articles!
68HC11 Bit Bang Jeff Davis shows us how to bit bang an extra serial port onto PORTB of a 68HC11. Includes source code
Cirrus CS-60 2BB Servo Hack and Encoder Installation Richard Vannoy and Alex Brown show us how to hack a Cirrus CS-60 servo motor.
August 18th Meeting Minutes Steven Kaehler submitted the minutes from the August 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!
Scheduled Events   Here is a list of upcoming events and tech sessions
October 20th   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