The date for DPRG’s Fall 2019 Competition has been changed from 11/9/19, to 11/16/19 (3rd Saturday of November). A time slot has been opened up for Donkey Car training, 10 AM to Noon. Contests start at Noon. See Fall Competition for details.
DPRG’s monthly meeting for August is on Saturday, the 11th, at the Dallas Maker Space. The meeting starts at Noon.
This month, long time DPRG member David Anderson will review recent upgrades made to his infamous “leaf blower” RCAT robot. Dave has completed a port of the robot’s subsumption architecture and LMX, a light-weight cooperative round-robin multi-tasking executive, to an STM Nucleo F411 board. The result is a dramatic improvement in performance. David will also highlight a custom printed circuit board, a joint effort between Ron Grant and David, that facilitates signal and power breakout for clean wiring layout. David will provide details on how to obtain a copy of the board.
As part of the presentation, Dave will also touch on the subsumption architecture used in this and many of his competition winning robots.