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The Dallas Personal Robotics Group (DPRG), founded in June of 1984, is one of the nation’s oldest special interest groups dedicated to the development and use of personal robotics. The DPRG is a 501(c)(3) not for profit educational organization. DPRG members are interested in autonomous robots, movie replica robots, vintage robots, robot and kinetic art, as well as just about anything involving electronics, technology, or science

Join us for monthly meetings, robot competitions, weekly hands-on workshops, and field trips. Check the DPRG Calendar for info.

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DPRG meets at the Dallas Maker Space. The address is:
1825 Monetary Lane Suite 104
Carrollton, TX 75006

Map of the meeting location

February 13th - DPRG Monthly Meeting

The topic for the February monthly meeting is IoT. Club member, Garth Olivier, will present why IoT is important and some of the nifty boards that can make IoT easy to achieve. In particular Garth will cover the Proton, Huzzah (ESP8266), and the Arduino Yum / MKR1000 boards.
There is also going to be an announcement and signup for the Club Robot 2016 project. A prototype of the robot and an overview of the API will be presented to the club. Members will be able to signup to build one. If you want to build a solid robot with others that is capable of participating in all of DPRG's indoor competitions, this is your chance. Join the fun...

Need another reason to come to DPRG's February 13th meeting? How about a raffle. JetBrains is providing a free license to one of their products to be raffled at the meeting. You must be present to win. See the link below for details of their products.

New DPRG Officers Elected at the Jan DPRG Monthly Meeting

The DPRG officers for 2016 are:
President: Steve Edwards
Vice-president: Ray Casler
Treasurer: James Leroy
Secretary: Doug Paradis
Librarian: John Kuhlenschmidt

December Competitions Results

The Six Cans competition was won my Ray Casler. Ray's robot used targeting to accomplish both can capture and can transport to the goal. His time was under two minutes. The robot's main sensors were a PixyCam and a LidarLite. Doug Paradis came in second place. His robot used a combination of odometry and blob tracking on a VEX IQ platform. We believe this to be the first time a PixyCam has been interfaced with a VEX IQ robot. Third place was taken by David Anderson's SR04 robot.
David also took first prize in the Five Spot competition. Configuring SR04 for wall following, David reached all of the corners, but did not get the center spot. Zhongxing Peng, came in second with his ROS based Turtlebot. Zhongxing reached 3 of the corners. Doug Paradis came in third reaching 2 corners. The Big Blue Saw prizes went to Ray and David. The club is excited to see what they come up with using these great prizes.
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Robot Builder’s Night Out

Remember to join your follow robot builders at Robot Builders Night Out (RBNO) every Tuesday from 6:30-10 PM at the Dallas Maker Space. Bring your robot!

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