[chbot] CHCH Robotics Group, meeting notes 18 July 2016
markaren1 at xtra.co.nz
Mon Jul 18 11:02:43 BST 2016
Enthusiastic turnout, with 21 attendees and $25 collected and
transferred to BR05 account. Balance is in the donation box.
One new member; Chris, welcome.
With thanks on behalf of the group,
Mark A gave a quick VSD motor control talk and demo. A single phase 230V
fed a PDL VSD, then drove a half HP 3 phase motor.
He also talked about the Klystron Amplifier project, and associated 2kV PSU.
Mark B brought in his new Keysight logging DMM, rated to IR67; quite an
amazing piece of equipment with bluetooth connectivity, to mention but
He also talked about his latest Shed article along with a wireless
temperature sensor project.
Winston talked about some very low cost 8:2 leadscrews, and associated
fasteners he had purchased.
Peter Harris spent some time talking about LiPo battery pack care and
Kieran (new member) talked about his recent experiences with the Arduino
environment, and several motion detection applications. He also asked
for feedback on his work and presentation. Both very promising.
William talked about the continued development of the watch, and his
migration to a larger processing platform. Also discussed possibility of
time synchronization using various mechanisms.
Henry Allison talked about, and demonstrated the PocketChip gaming
package. The system includes a US$9 Linux engine. Quite extraordinary
price point on this product.
[offline] Robin Gilks & Mark Beckett talked through some of the issues
of submersibles pumps, and associates control issues
[offline] Synco brought in his 3D VR adaptor and demonstrated some like
shoot-em video apps.
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