Seattle Robotics Society Meeting
February 1, 2009
Because I'm lazy, no pictures will be displayed. I have them all on my Facebook page, you can view them here.
Anyone else out there that hasn't registered yet that is in the Seattle area, or is close enough to drive the few hours to get there REALLY should go to the monthly Seattle Robotics Meetings.
One: FREE STUFF!!! One guy that comes to the meetings writes "Then and Now" in Servo mag. He brings leftover SERVO and Nuts and Volts mags that didn't sell sometimes.
Two: SHOW AND TELL. People bring in their projects and get as much time as they want to showcase them. You can ask questions and show and tell time can be used to ask the group questions.
Three: COOL STUFF TO SEE!!! There is always a main presenter that comes in to present either a real life demo of a robot, or discuss new technologies. Very cool AND very geeky. This month they had the Seattle Bomb Disposal Squad come in with their remote controlled unit, the Remotec Andros Mk 6A. Damn, it's sexy.
Four: FREE STUFF!!! I picked up a cement truck tracking system (750MHz machine 256 M RAM) with GPS pcb unit and antenna.... for FREE!!!There were atleast 25-30 of them there. It was crazy!
Five: ROOM TO WORK!!! Starting next month and then alternating every other month, after a brief lunch (which every attendee is invited to!), we get unrestricted access to an auto workshop. Yes, it smells like grease, but you don't have to worry about making sure you pick up every piece of solder/metal/etc. that accidentially drops. And you get help FROM OTHER ROBOTIC GEEKS IN REAL LIFE!!! HOLY COW!!!
I was a bit in "shock and awe" phase at my first meeting on Jan 24th, so I don't have much else to report, but will try to do a more in-depth coverage this coming meeting.
SRS meetings are held on the third Saturday of every month at Renton Tech in Renton, WA. Any changes to schedule and information on their Monday Night Chats (very informative!!!) can be found here.
Can you tell that I just SIMPLY CAN NOT WAIT until next months meeting? :P