Meeting Minutes, AHRC, November 23, 2002 Officers present: Bob Baxter - Co-Vice-president Paul Burrell - Co-Vice-president Richard Bodor - Secretary Attendees: 24 Introduction: Bob Baxter gave a brief summary of the club for new attendees and gives a description of the agenda. Club Business Atlanta Hobby Day - August 23rd, instead of the monthly meeting. Treasurer's Report - Member's dues are collected at time of sign-up and renewed at the beginning of the calendar year. Dues are currently $20/year, $10/year for students and senior citizens. Robot Rally© Committee Report - the upcoming Robot Rally© will require great effort from all the club members. A sign-up sheet will be distributed. Any questions concerning the rally should be directed to the Robot Rally© Committee Chairman. Robots that are to be entered in the rally should be announced AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to allow scheduling of the competitions. For complete rules and qualifications, contestants should visit our web site. Web site has seen major updates including New schedule for Event Calendar, Links, On-line Registration, Official Rules. Even if you think you know the rules, check the web site. Pre-rally promotion. Setting up Good Morning Atlanta at SciTrek again this year. Members should be prepared to go to SciTrek early one morning prior to the rally for media coverage. Recent publication/promotion - There was a news article in the Gwinnett copy of the Atlanta Journal Constitution about Clint, Ringo and the club activities. Nominations: (Elections held in December) President - Frank Borowiec Co-Vice Presidents - Galen Hussey, Nicholas Frank, Paul Burrell Treasurer - Clint Bridges Secretary - Richard Bodor RBNO: There was much activity at the recent RBNO. There are no RBNO meetings scheduled for December, but there are usually two scheduled for January to help get ready for the rally. New attendees: Robert Russo - Aerospace engineer, read newspaper article Tom Ford - Software Engr interested in Home Automation Kelly New - Entre. Found us on the web. Looking for Robot Engrs. Allison Rentz - On a robot team using Lego Jimmy Rentz " " " Andrew Bell - Interested in building a robot on a budget. Andrew Garrison - Found us on the web page. Jay Cross - An EE in automation. Found us through Nuts&Volts Video: We saw a compilation of the Robot Rally 2000 done by the Schaeffers. This showed some of the members what they might expect at the rally. Around the Room: Mike Lynch brought a bunch of goodies to give away. These included some acrylic/Lexan globes for a Robot body. Attendees were invited to take what they wanted. Dale made some changes to Delta Force. Now it runs on 18 volts instead of 12V. This meant that he had to change the software a bit because it might go flying off the Sumo Ring. It has enough juice to "pop a wheelie" when starting. Sean Hussey brought in a Lego line follower programmed with Java. Galen Hussey brought in a very tiny robot made from the vibrator motors from some junked Cybikos. Jared Hussey brought in a remote controlled robot using the Scout controller. Jay Cross brought in a robot built from scrap using the Basic Stamp II. It has no sensors right now, but he showed how it moved back and forth. Monthly Contest There was no contest this month, because we did not have a line follower track and there was not a competitor for Delta Force. The next meeting will be on December 28th, please bring your new bot toys.