Thank you for your interest in having the Chicago Area Robotics Group – Chibots – at your event.
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June 25, 2012 update: The Chibots PayPal system is now fully functional. Please note the email address below where all funds should be sent. Do not leave out the "Chibots." prefix of the email. This is very important.
Dec. 12, 2011 update: Warning! We are having problems with PayPal, do not pay or send funds using this method. I will update as soon as i have more news.
This robot is built using a Traxxas Stampede RC truck as the frame/base. The "brain" of the robot will be a Gumstix Verdex-pro XM4 computer on module, COM. This com will perform its own image processing of images obtained by an on-robot camera. Ultrasonic rangefinders, along with the camera, are used for obstacle detection.
Due to scheduling problems at the Schaumburg Public Library, we found ourselves looking for an alternate place where we could have our April meeting. Triton College came to the rescue, allowing us to have our meeting at their campus in the Technology Building. Although the room was not huge, it was ample enough for our needs, plus Triton provided us with a projector in case we needed one.
May 21, 2011 update: I got a PDF with booth information. Note: This describes the general aspect of the booth, it does not give the booth number. See attached PDF link at bottom pf post. Also added, a downloadable Exhibit hall Map in PDF format. Notice that both Sensors Expo and ESC Expo are on the same exhibit floor. ESC is marked by a green background. Although the map is small, it can be zoomed in.
May 11th update: We don't have our usual Rasmussen room for May 15th, we have been allocated to the Conference room. This is the first meeting room on the right hand side, when you enter the second floor. Please take this into account this Sunday.
1:00 PM Call to order – Club business
May 19, 2011 update: Unfortunately, there weren't enough people to fill the Saturday May 21 session, so it had to be cancelled. If Saturday is the best day for you, Eric mentioned the possibility of having a training session on that day sometime in July. If this interests you please get in touch with us so that Eric knows that there is interest.
Sutherland Elementary in the Chicago Beverly neighborhood will be having its Science Night on Thursday May 12th from 6:30 to 8:00 PM and has invited us to come and demo our ‘bots.
Meet Billy Bot!
Billy, one of Heddatron’s robots, will be making a personal appearance at the Museum of Science and Industry of Chicago on April 9, 2011 approximately from 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM.
April 7, 2011 Update! New information just in!