Meeting Minutes, AHRC, May 25, 2002 The meeting was held at Scitrek, in the Orientation Room Officers present: Frank Borowiec - president Richard Bodor - vice president Clint Bridges - Treasurer Attendees: 16 Club Business Frank made introductions. Richard discussed the Atlanta Hobby day - to be held on August 22nd from 10am until about 4pm. We have a sign up sheet for volunteers. volunteers will be needed for robot demonstrations and to answer questions from the attendees. Richard is preparing a new handout (tri-fold) for the event. This event will replace our monthly meeting. We will provide details as soon as we have them. listbot issues? Richard and a few others have some issues with the listbot and are unable to receive or send messages to the listbot. Richard will investigate a new listbot provider. meeting schedule: The next meeting (June) will be held at Scitrek, although confirmation will be sent via the listbot. July is to tentatively be held at Automation Direct. The August meeting will be the Atlanta Hobby Day event (see above). September we expect to have the meeting at Southern Tech. new sponsors: Solution Cubed. They have sent some equipment for us to experiment with. This equipment will be made availabel to the RBNO group for future projects and to get the club robot going. New attendees: Bill and Trevor Bently - found out from Frank. Robomars update: Keith showed the latest version of the rover which has better battery life, uses a method of determining if it is stuck and uses an escape mode during the break, the group will take a look at the exhibit and give feedback to keith. RBNO: T-Zero Dales battle bot was brought in and it did not burn up. Actually this is a pretty interesting robot that will make its first scheduled appearance at DragonCon in September Treasurer's report: there was no treasurer's report this month. Video: Frank brought in a tape of the Scientific American 2001 episode of robot soccer and submarine. Clint was at this competition in Seattle and gave a good first person perspective. Show and Tell: Joshua brought in his robot lemonade - this is a sumo bot that will compete today. Frank brought in the donated parts from solution-cubed. He also brought in a dual motor drive train. We need to develop a club bot. Keith discussed the Scitrek exhibit (this is the mars rover exhibit). it has been reported that it will only run for 30 minutes. the new bot has twice as much amp/hours. it needs to run all day long, but that is really a tough challenge. there is also a switch that measures that if the motors are running the camera turns on. Mini-Sumo Contest Lemonade competed against Delta Force. It made an impressive attempt, but delta force is still undefeated as sumo champion. The next meeting will be held at Scitrek.