Minutes

AHRC meeting minutes for January 29, 2011
The Meeting was run by then-vice-president Denise.

Show and tell featured:
A robot chassis from Robotshop
A kit from nerdkits

Dale demonstrated his Polybot 9000 with newly installed 1N23 diode waveguide receivers doing a Beacon Killer with a 10GHz microwave beacon. The Beacon Killer was also demonstrated with obstacles and succeeded in hitting the beacon several times.
Dale demonstrated how Gatorboard SKP (Some Kinda Plastic) does lensing of microwaves in certain orientations.

Two Lego based devices were shown, one shows text from a linear array of LED's mounted on a swinging arm, the other was a printer.

Raffles were held for development kits for MSP430 and Renesas microcontrollers.

AHRC Nominations and Elections for Officers:
President: Denise Joyce
Vice President 1: Kirk Charles
Vice President 2: Ken Bradford
Secretary: Ben Bradley
Treasurer: Frank Borowiec

The main presentation was by Mark Fuller: "Open Source 3D Printers And You!"
Mark gave a slideshow, answered questions, and ran his Mendel printer. Relevant things Mark mentioned:
Solidworks
Blender
Openscad
Skeinforge
Gcode
Python
G-code
The Art Of Illusion
STL
Makerbot
Mendel
Prusa

Contact info for Mark Fuller:
robotguy@bellsouth.net
http://whitegatorlabs.com


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