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November 2002
R/C Pulse Generator   Larry Barello shows us how to construct a circuit that generates R/C servo pulses using a joystick.
Electronic Compasses Vector and Dinsmore   Don Carveth strikes again. The article compares and describes how to use both the Vector 2X and Dinsmore electronic compass modules, interfacing to an Atmel ATMEGA163 microcontroller programmed using GCC version 3.2. The article includes a schematic of the Vector interface, photos, and operational c code.
Robot: Basey   Andrew O'Malley shares details about his robot Basey
Autonomous Robotic Fish   A team from Cal-Poly shows us their autonomous fish project.
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!
  NASA has educational presentation materials including posters and videotapes with activities recommendations for classroom grade level and some links that may be helpful.
Scheduled Events   Here is a list of upcoming events and tech sessions
November 16th, 2002   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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