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December 1996 Minutes

  • Distributed literature (brochures and such)
  • A presentation was given on the Keil evaluation boards by Chris Nelson.
  • DPRG status and reports given:
  • Got a DBA
  • Got the check cashed and it's in my bank account for now
  • Erick Wagner said he could get a checking account through the EDS credit union as soon as we can get a tax id number.
  • Eric Yundt passed on the DPRG box to me.
  • Received mailing lists from Roger Arrick and Eric Yundt.
  • I tried to find some old members via the internet and a few post cards.
  • I worked some more on the web pages
  • Purchased the EPLD software that we voted on previously to purchase.
  • We decided to wait for Walter Bryant's info that he said he'd mail before making any decisions on the bank account and not-for-profit status.
  • We chatted about having a group robot
  • We chatted about maybe having a contest
  • T-Shirts
  • We voted that we wanted T-Shirts
  • The design of the Dallas Skyline and the gripper on the Reunion Tower is to be redrawn using line art as the artwork for the T-Shirt. We will have a final vote on this.
  • We voted to do a one time postcard campaign to see if any old members may be interested to get the newsletter and come to the meetings again.
  • Keil Software issues
  • We decided that the eval boards will remain eval boards (not become the brains of some robot), and will be allowed to be checked out with the software.
  • We will write a thank you letter to Keil for their donations.
  • We will give them a receipt for their donations.
  • Any code that is written with the Keil C software is to be made public to the group.
  • Watched videos on robotics
Jim Brown

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November 1996 Minutes

  • Jim Brown Elected president 6 votes to 0
  • 16 people showed up at noon for the regular meeting
  • 16 more (about 4 adults) showed up at 2:00 for the Odyssey of the Mind discussion.
  • As expected two or three people commented on the web page time confusion. Sorry about that folks, I didn't find out myself until a couple of days before the meeting.
  • See also the DPRG November 1996 Meeting highlights
Jim Brown

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October 1996 Minutes

  • We had 11 people show for the October 12th meeting.
  • We talked about Radio Links to robots.
  • We talked about the C language for embedded CPUs such as the 8051. Some compilers spoke of were the Keil C, Technotools, and New Micro.
  • We talked about making the newsletter be via email.
  • We talked about moving up the time of the meeting to 12pm.
  • A visitor (Wayne Parrott) spoke about AI and putting together a robotic blimp with sheets of mylar. He said he got some stuff for it via West Coast Blimps & Electronics at http://www1.ridgecrest.ca.us/~jpiri/.
  • We talked about intercomputer communications and connections via some rj45 or molex connectors.
  • The words for the day were social-engineer and copius.
Jim Brown

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