Category Archives: Meeting

Meeting 18 November

Meeting 18 November 2016

Photos by Wayne Cazier

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Another fun event!
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Reverse Engineering?!! Well, kinda’….we let kids take apart printers, computers, electronics then explain what each component does. We also let them keep parts to use in later projects!
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Lots of spare parts salvaged from older technology!
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Members listening intently to Doyle’s demonstration
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Doyle introduces the EZ-Robot Development kit! As the name implies….it’s easy!
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Doyle gives a presentation on KANO Kit. Learn how to program Raspberry Pie. Great kit for kids (and adults…trust me…) or got to https://kano.me/ Got this at Toys-R-US in Silverdale.
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Salvaging treasures and useful components!
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Chris Stone giving a presentation about Solar Cells and Solar power.
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Solar Power cells!
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Mike Cambra’s SUPER UBER light bar! This was about 1200 Lumens!
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EZ-Robot Development Kit. about $160 delivered.
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Corinne Beach and son, talk about his project. Wanting to build a flying Dragon from a Drone Copter frame! Great idea!
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Intrusion detection project from Snap Electronics kits! It works!

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Meeting 22 October 2016

Meeting 22 October 2016

Photos by Wayne Cazier

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Exploring what’s inside consumer electronics!
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Seeing what’s inside things!
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Lizard head from Star Trek (replica)!
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Doyle gives a presentation on Near Field Communication (NFC). Cloning RFID/NFC!
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Kitsap CREATE. We share ideas and projects!
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Aaron Shaw show’s off a product from the Seattle MAKER Faire!
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James impresses everyone with a 3D printed flower that changes colors when in contact with hot and cold water. So cool!
Everyone enjoying another Show and Tell session!
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James explaining the reaction principles behind temperature sensitive 3D filament.
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Fun and educational toys! Rope climbing monkey robot, walking hexapod robot and more!
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3D printed marble maze!
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Taking apart more electronics!
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Show off the new Playstation VR! VERY realistic!
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Virtual Reality (VR)!! Under the sea, with sharks!
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VR Gaming! WOW!
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Safety first! The kids had a great time taking all the consumer electronics apart!

Meeting 17 September 2016

Meeting 17 September 2016

Photos by Wayne Cazier

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“Mad Scientist” and Genius, James Pottebaum shows a young engineer how to add automation and enhancements to his home-made linear actuator.
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Kids love to work with “Snap-on electronics!”
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New robot arm kit from eBay (~$30). Took about 3 hours to build. Ages 12+ We will look into adding an Arduino control system.
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Doyle Maleche showing his “Virtual Piano” project. Parts available for under $40. This was a BIG hit at the Kitsap Blackberry Festival this year!
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Easy to build. We will teach you how to build and program the Virtual Piano!
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CAD drawing for the linear actuator! AWESOME JOB!

Meeting 15 July 2016

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Donated project boxes from ProgressiveRC!! Thanks so much!

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New member, Dylan Diefendorf demonstrates his liner rail he designed and built! His hand drawings and blueprints are very professional!
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Julio Gonzalez works on yet…another awesome project! We miss his grand MAN-Beard!
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Brad Power leads the group in making fake rocks!
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Everyone mingles and share ideas!
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…more electronic projects! These kids are PRO’S!
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More projects and fun!
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Another presentation about a new micocontroller!
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…better than Raspberry Pi? smaller, faster, cheaper (kickstart project)
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Doyle talks about upcoming events and projects.
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New Underwater ROV communication nodes from BlueRobotics.com. These modules enable video and control data over 4000 Feet!
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This used to be a 2″ high ROV dome from EZ Tops Worldwide INC. Doyle had them tested. This one collapsed (dome tucked in) at around 800psi…that’s almost 1,800 feet of water!! More testing in progress!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting 15 April 2016

Meeting: 15 April 2016

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Laura explains her 3D creation from 2D work! Programming codes are displayed in a chained fashion. Most interesting is the display rotates! Great demonstration! AWESOME!

 

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Lucy organizes her beads to begin projects!

 

 

 

 

 

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Lucy and Mia craft bracelets and necklaces!

 

 

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Lucy preps for a photo moment…

 

 

 

 

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Rick Bonari demonstrate the “EZ-Robot” kit. It has Computer vision, sonar, voice recognition, WiFi camera, and many more features! Awesome demo!
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Listening to Laura’s presentation…

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chris Stone explains how this 3D printed submarine will be part of the school’s underwater ROV rescue challenge. The student will use their class-built ROV to retrieve (rescue) this submarine model from the bottom of a deep pool.
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Watching Rick Bonari’s demonstration about his programmable robot!
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Listening to Laura’s demonstration…
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Doyle’s Remote Operational Vehicle (ROV) simulator. It allows a programmer to code for all the motors, controllers, lights, relay, and communications, then test the results in real-time! This prototype uses the PS2 wireless controller which communicates with an Arduino UNO. The Arduino then sends Serial data using RS485 protocol over 4,000 feet to the ROV’s on-board Arduino for motor/thruster control. This code is available for free to anyone interested!

 

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Future robotics engineers building projects that WORK!!

 

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Fun…or WHAT!??

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting 19 February 2016

Photos by Rich Peel
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Great attendance with LOTS of demonstrations and interest!
Check out Chris Stone's "TigerShark" update!
Check out Chris Stone’s “TigerShark” update!
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TigerShark Testing! Chris couldn’t stop smiling! Watch the video HERE!
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Aaron demonstrates the “Internet of Things (IoT)” with the ESP8266 module. Control ANYTHING over the internet!
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Rick designed, developed and had manufactured his own Arduino LCD Shield! He explained the ease of using “Fritzing” , an Open Source application to work with Arduino and electronics! AWESOME!
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Another great demonstration! Building and programming robots from Lego Mindstorm!
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Girlz ROCK! Building electronic circuits that WORK!!
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Chris and TigerShark!

 

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Doyle explaining the concept of the “Internet of Things (IoT)”. It is easy to interface objects so you can control your connected devices or read data over the internet!
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A demonstration of robotic control using an iPad!