[chbot] CHCH Robotics Group, meeting notes 20 June 2016
markaren1 at xtra.co.nz
Mon Jun 20 11:08:11 BST 2016
Enthusiastic turnout, with 21 attendees with $29 collected and
transferred to BR05 account. Balance is in the donation box.
Apologies to BR05 for not keeping a close eye on exactly how much money
was deposited in the brown donations box this evening, but the evening
started with a wild rush of sales !
With thanks on behalf of the group,
Early in the evening, the hoards descended on the scrap angle ali pile.
After consulting with Rory at BR05, a price of $3 per meter was agreed.
Sales netted something over $60 cash, and an IOU note for $24. Also, the
‘small’ 10kV single phase transformer sold for $60 including a small
pile of various other items. Monies were directly deposited in the brown
BR05 donation box next to the radio room.
A new member turned up to see what the group was about – welcome.
Synco gave a tutorial about use of 16 bit timer/counters (as on board
the Atmega328 etc.) to a small gathering around the white-board.
William has been working on his LCD watch/display, with Atmel Leonardo
(ATmega32u4) controller. Progress is being made developing drivers, as
is the main application.
Rudy talked about podcasts, including the Dave Jones EEV blog. He also
ran through some of his favourite ‘casts.
Synco talked about his thermal imaging camera which attaches to his
smart phone. Unit was a ‘SeekThermal IR’ unit.
Graham talked about progress of his spark eroder project (which he
presented about three years ago). He then moved onto some modelling work
he had done using hard foam.
Andrew discussed his experience with remote VR goggles from a model
aircraft. Also mentioned his trampolining business in Bromley.
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