Chibots Quick Info

Next meeting:

Date: April. 9, 2017 at 1 PM to 4 PM
Location: Schaumburg Public Library
Room: Rasmussen North, 2nd floor at the end of the hall, next to the bathrooms. 


Getting Started in Robotics

Getting Started

The October 2016 Meeting

The Chicago Area Robotics Group met at the Schaumburg Public Library on Sunday Oct. 9 from 1 to 4 PM.

There were some topics of interest. The one that was on every one’s mind is the Library Maker Day on Oct. 15 at the Schaumburg Public Library. Mark will be visiting the library beforehand to get an idea of where we will be located. Everyone is welcomed! This promises to be an exciting event.

The Metal Pedagog

Metal RobotI was looking at old magazines the other day and found a Color Computer Magazine dated October 1984. While I was skimming through it, I found a brief robotics article. Since the person that provided insight was and continues to be an influential figure within the robotics community I decided to scan the article and post it here.

Dual Power Circuit for ProtoStation

I'm working on a new Prototyping station that will be both battery and DC powered.  I'm looking for ideas on how to build the circuit so that it switches cleanly between battery power and DC power as well as charge the NIMH batteries.

More info here -

Here is the circuit so far, I left off a lot of ancillary components like filtering and noise suppression for sake of legibility. I would love suggestions on improving this that anyone may have.

Robot Magazine, July/August 2014

Attached is a PDF file of the cover of the issue that features the Parallax Mini Sumo article that a team of ChiBots members put together late last year. Congrats to all!


Letter from MSI

I received this letter today April 24, 2013. Congratulations and thank you to those that attended this event on ChiBots' behalf. The letter follows.

Chibots' video collection

Following is a list of some of the videos that Chibots has available on their video channel at All videos can be easily accessed by going to the video channel “home” page at



2012 President Elect

Hi All

President Elect here!

I'm in the process of gathering up the materials and responsibilities for the psoition of president of our fine club.    As one of the newer members, I will need advise and feedback from the membership.

In addition to running the day to day biz for the club, I also have a goal to make us more fun and productive.  Members have been discussing various chages, many from eric gregori.  The initial tasks will involve determining what we can do to move these from suggestions to implementation. 

Election results

Hear ye! Hear ye!


Doug Williams - 7 votes

Eric Gregori - 5 votes


Eric Gregori - 3 votes ***Note: Write in candidate

Doug Williams - 2 votes ***Note: Write in candidate


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