RBNV – Robot Builders Night Virtual – Jun 22, 2021

When

• June 22, starting at 7:30 PM Dallas time (CST).
• Robot Builders Night Virtual (RBNV) meets each Tuesday evening.

How

• Join Hangouts Meet https://meet.google.com/hey-jxuo-esf
• Or join by phone ‪+1 405-586-5598‬ ‬ PIN: ‪682 931 335 #‬

Why

• Talk robots & related stuff.
• Make it easier for people to attend DPRG remotely.

Agenda

• Round table – everybody spends a couple minutes telling what projects they’re working on.
• Ad-hoc presentations – Whoever would like to show & tell.
• “Stump the club” Challenges – Ask for help if you’ve hit a roadblock in your project. Somebody in the club can probably get you pointed in a good direction – or even arrange a side bar session to help.

Note: We record a video of these sessions and post them on the DPRG YouTube channel. By joining the meeting, you’re giving consent to be included in the recording.

RBNV – Robot Builders Night Virtual – Jun 15, 2021

Meeting Video:

Chat Record:  Chat record (PDF)

When

• June 15th, starting at 7:30 PM Dallas time (CST).
• RBNV will continue each Tuesday evening until the virus crisis is over.

How

• Join Hangouts Meet https://meet.google.com/hey-jxuo-esf
• Or join by phone ‪+1 405-586-5598‬ ‬ PIN: ‪682 931 335 #‬

Why

• Talk robots & related stuff.
• Make it easier for people to attend DPRG remotely.

Agenda

• Round table – everybody spends a couple minutes telling what projects they’re working on.
• Ad-hoc presentations – Whoever would like to show & tell.
• “Stump the club” Challenges – Ask for help if you’ve hit a roadblock in your project. Somebody in the club can probably get you pointed in a good direction – or even arrange a side bar session to help.

Note: We record a video of these sessions and post them on the DPRG YouTube channel. By joining the meeting, you’re giving consent to be included in the recording.

Outdoor Rover Series: Implementing Waypoint Navigation by David Anderson – DPRG Virtual Monthly Meeting, Jun 12th, 2021

Meeting Video:

Chat Record:  chat record (PDF)
David’s slide deck:  slide deck (PDF)

This month we hear from longtime DPRG member and highly respected robot builder David Anderson, with a presentation titled, “How Waypoint Navigation is Implemented on my Robots”.

With a powerful yet easy to understand style, David’s presentation will walk us through 3 important topics using a combination of design philosophy, implementation, and demonstration examples:

  • Motion Control
  • Waypoint Navigation
  • Advanced Navigation Modes

The meeting will start at 1:00 PM CDT on Saturday June 12th, 2021. You can join the meeting by joining Google Meet at https://meet.google.com/hey-jxuo-esf , or joining by phone ‪‪+1 405-586-5598‬ ‬ PIN: ‪682 931 335 #‬.

Learn more about David’s robots and journey at: http://www.geology.smu.edu/~dpa-www/myrobots.html.

About DPRG Monthly Meetings
DPRG hosts interesting presentations each month during its regular membership meeting. These meetings and presentations are open to public and free to attend. We hope to see you online. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Note: we do record a video of these sessions and post them on the DPRG YouTube channel. By joining the meeting you’re giving consent to be included in the recording.

About DPRG
Dallas Personal Robotics Group has been actively building robots for fun since 1984. We meet every Tuesday evening and every 2nd Saturday, and frequently participate in community events.
In normal times we meet at the Dallas MakerSpace. During the Covid-19 pandemic, we have met virtually using Google meet.  Our virtual meetings have attendees from multiple countries and locations in the USA. We always welcome guests of all ages and skill levels. Build more robots!

RBNV – Robot Builders Night Virtual – Jun 8, 2021

Meeting Video:

Chat Record:  Chat record (PDF)

When

• June 8th, starting at 7:30 PM Dallas time (CST).
• RBNV will continue each Tuesday evening until the virus crisis is over.

How

• Join Hangouts Meet https://meet.google.com/hey-jxuo-esf
• Or join by phone ‪+1 405-586-5598‬ ‬ PIN: ‪682 931 335 #‬

Why

• Talk robots & related stuff.
• Make it easier for people to attend DPRG remotely.

Agenda

• Round table – everybody spends a couple minutes telling what projects they’re working on.
• Ad-hoc presentations – Whoever would like to show & tell.
• “Stump the club” Challenges – Ask for help if you’ve hit a roadblock in your project. Somebody in the club can probably get you pointed in a good direction – or even arrange a side bar session to help.

Note: We record a video of these sessions and post them on the DPRG YouTube channel. By joining the meeting, you’re giving consent to be included in the recording.

RBNV – Robot Builders Night Virtual – Jun 1, 2021

Meeting Video:

Chat Record:  Chat record (PDF)

When

• June 1st, starting at 7:30 PM Dallas time (CST).
• RBNV will continue each Tuesday evening until the virus crisis is over.

How

• Join Hangouts Meet https://meet.google.com/hey-jxuo-esf
• Or join by phone ‪+1 405-586-5598‬ ‬ PIN: ‪682 931 335 #‬

Why

• Talk robots & related stuff.
• Make it easier for people to attend DPRG remotely.

Agenda

• Round table – everybody spends a couple minutes telling what projects they’re working on.
• Ad-hoc presentations – Whoever would like to show & tell.
• “Stump the club” Challenges – Ask for help if you’ve hit a roadblock in your project. Somebody in the club can probably get you pointed in a good direction – or even arrange a side bar session to help.

Note: We record a video of these sessions and post them on the DPRG YouTube channel. By joining the meeting, you’re giving consent to be included in the recording.

RBNV – Robot Builders Night Virtual – May 25, 2021

Meeting Video:

Chat Record:  Chat record (PDF)

When

• May 25th, starting at 7:30 PM Dallas time (CST).
• RBNV will continue each Tuesday evening until the virus crisis is over.

How

• Join Hangouts Meet https://meet.google.com/hey-jxuo-esf
• Or join by phone ‪+1 405-586-5598‬ ‬ PIN: ‪682 931 335 #‬

Why

• Talk robots & related stuff.
• Make it easier for people to attend DPRG remotely.

Agenda

• Round table – everybody spends a couple minutes telling what projects they’re working on.
• Ad-hoc presentations – Whoever would like to show & tell.
• “Stump the club” Challenges – Ask for help if you’ve hit a roadblock in your project. Somebody in the club can probably get you pointed in a good direction – or even arrange a side bar session to help.

Note: We record a video of these sessions and post them on the DPRG YouTube channel. By joining the meeting, you’re giving consent to be included in the recording.

RBNV – Robot Builders Night Virtual – May 11, 2021

Meeting Video:


Chat Record:  Chat record (PDF)

When

• May 11th, starting at 7:30 PM Dallas time (CST).
• RBNV will continue each Tuesday evening until the virus crisis is over.

How

• Join Hangouts Meet https://meet.google.com/hey-jxuo-esf
• Or join by phone ‪+1 405-586-5598‬ ‬ PIN: ‪682 931 335 #‬

Why

• Talk robots & related stuff.
• Make it easier for people to attend DPRG remotely.

Agenda

• Round table – everybody spends a couple minutes telling what projects they’re working on.
• Ad-hoc presentations – Whoever would like to show & tell.
• “Stump the club” Challenges – Ask for help if you’ve hit a roadblock in your project. Somebody in the club can probably get you pointed in a good direction – or even arrange a side bar session to help.

Note: We record a video of these sessions and post them on the DPRG YouTube channel. By joining the meeting, you’re giving consent to be included in the recording.

Outdoor Rover Series: ExoMy– Open-Source Model from The European Space Agency – DPRG Virtual Monthly Meeting, May 8th, 2021

Meeting Video:


Chat Record:  chat record (PDF)

This month DPRG welcomes special guests Miro Voellmy and Max Erhardt, ex-members of the European Space Agency team, who will present from Germany and Switzerland! Their presentation is on the educational mobile robot, ExoMy. ExoMy is inspired by the Mars rover Rosalind Franklin of the European Space Agency.

ExoMy features a triple-bogie locomotion subsystem with six steerable wheels. All mechanical parts are 3D printed. The electronics consist of a battery, power distribution, on board computer and camera, using parts that are widely available and cost-efficient. The software allows teleoperation of ExoMy using a gamepad, or a custom web interface which provides a camera view. It is programmed in Python, within the ROS framework to make future expansion easy and is deployed with Docker.

The project is published under an open-source license and comprehensive assembly and installation instructions are provided. ExoMy has successfully been built by people all around the world and is a great introduction to space robotics for students and enthusiasts.

Learn more about ExoMy at its project web page https://esa-prl.github.io/ExoMy/ and wiki https://github.com/esa-prl/ExoMy/wiki

When

• Saturday, May 8th, starting at 1:00 PM Dallas time (CDT).

How

• Join Hangouts Meet https://meet.google.com/hey-jxuo-esf
• Or join by phone ‪+1 405-586-5598‬ ‬ PIN: ‪682 931 335 #‬

About DPRG Monthly Meetings
DPRG hosts interesting presentations each month during its regular membership meeting. These meetings and presentations are open to public and free to attend. We hope to see you online. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Note: we do record a video of these sessions and post them on the DPRG YouTube channel. By joining the meeting you’re giving consent to be included in the recording.

About DPRG
Dallas Personal Robotics Group has been actively building robots for fun since 1984. We meet every Tuesday evening and every 2nd Saturday, and frequently participate in community events.
In normal times we meet at the Dallas MakerSpace. During the Covid-19 pandemic, we have met virtually using Google meet.  Our virtual meetings have attendees from multiple countries and locations in the USA. We always welcome guests of all ages and skill levels!