[chbot] Robotics Group meeting, Monday 16 Nov 2020, 6:30pm, 5 Idris Road

Mark Atherton markaren1 at xtra.co.nz
Mon Nov 16 09:00:12 GMT 2020

Hello everyone,

Good turnout with 23 attendees, and lots of huddles-of tech-talk. $28 + 
change (in gold, and flat-money) collected and transferred into the 
robotics loose-change jar (for later banking).

Quick reminder: equipment donations are welcome for the trading table, 
but no CRT based product, printers, toner or items that are likely to be 
a disposal burden. All sales from the trading table should go into the 
brown box on the wall, and are directly for the benefit of our host 
club, NZART Branch 05.

Good to see a couple of new members, including one with quite a DARC 
background :)

With thanks on behalf of the group,

Mark Atherton


Darren talked about the evolution of a locally deployed e-scooter; 
fascinating insight.

William talked about the new PCB version of the trailer tester and 
passed around his latest endeavour.

Bevin continued his compiler series, this month linking-loaders etc. 
Amazing series, many thanks.

Steven talked about his wind driven crawling-machine powered by a small 
hand-fan. Apparently found as a kit in a toy store in Invercargill !

Robin brought in his home-made 'flymo blade' sharpener, and gave a quick 
demo. Actually, the blades work in groups of three, rotate at many 
thousands of RPM, and the whole assembly is towed by a small tractor.

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