[chbot] CHCH Robotics Group, meeting notes Mon 18 Sept 2017

Andrew Errington erringtona at gmail.com
Mon Sep 18 11:20:38 BST 2017

Thanks Mark.  Anyone who is interested in the original battery manager
project (BattMan II) can read all about it here:

The original software was written using Borland C++ Builder, which I have
ported to Python with a TKinter GUI.  You can get the project files on

Thanks everyone.


On Sep 18, 2017 9:38 PM, "Mark Atherton" <markaren1 at xtra.co.nz> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> Good turnout with 19 attendees and lots of huddles-of tech-talk. $26
> collected and transferred to BR05 account.
> The recently prompted email regarding equipment donations to the trading
> table has resulted in quite a pile of ‘new’ equipment. Just to reiterate;
> yes donations are welcome, but not CRT, printers or toner.
> With thanks on behalf of the group,
> Mark Atherton
> ===========
> Ben brought in his freshly made plastic vacuum-former, along with some 1mm
> PETG plastic sheet (Mulford Plastics), and a managed a successful live demo.
> William gave us an update on his home-cooked (small scale integration)
> computer project. LDRs are due in anytime soon, and will form the heart of
> the paper-tape- reader. See GitHub WRFleete/DiscreteLogicCPU for further
> details of this project.
> Rudy brought in a 2k bit core-store (~512 bytes); huge thing, about
> 500x400mm. Unfortunately damaged by the previous owner, but fascinating as
> usual.
> Andrew E brought along his PI-based battery management system. The
> original PASCAL has been translated into Python, and was demo’d using the
> video projector.
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