Latest info from John R.:
The District 48 Family Science Night is at Albright Middle School, 1110 Villa Avenue, Villa Park. [This is near Rte. 83 and Roosevelt Road - Villa Ave. is 1/4 mile west of Rte. 83.]
This text provides a few notes on the management and organization of the ESC/Sensors Expo event that takes place approximately half ways through the year. This event is usually held at the Rosemont Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. This event provides vendors that manufacture and commercialize electronic sensors a venue for electronic design engineers who are looking for solution within this field.
Attached are the Competition Table survey results. We will discuss these at the 3/11/12 meeting.
Date: Sunday March 11, 2012
Time: 1 to 4 PM
Location: Schaumburg Public Library
1:00 PM Club business
Robo-Magellan is a robotics competition emphasizing autonomous navigation and obstacle avoidance over varied, outdoor terrain. Robots have three opportunities to navigate from a starting point to an ending point and are scored on time required to complete the course with opportunities to lower the score based on contacting intermediate points.
The 3 D printer is new class of home appliance. The self replicating Rapid Protoype machines of the RepRap class may signal a parradigm shift in general robotics.
These machines are intended to be able to reproduce themselves. For example, a milling machine or lathe can be used to make all the parts for a new (better) milling maching or lathe.
Just as the first (hand made) lathe was used to produce a better lathe, a RepRap can be use to make an improved reprap.
3D - Printers may represent a new paradigm shift.
These are home robots that perfom an actual useful function for the first time.
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.