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DPRG: Meeting Report

Subject: DPRG: Meeting Report
From: Charlie W Youngblood chaz128 at juno.com
Date: Sun Nov 7 11:20:50 CST 1999

Sorry I couldn't make it. I had a small fender bender. fortunately no one
was hurt. I'm planning on being at the next meeting, maybe then I can
pick up a t-shirt.

			Charlie Y.


On Sat, 06 Nov 1999 16:43:28 -0600 "Robert L. Jordan"
<rljordan at airmail.net> writes:
>Date:        06 November 1999
>Location:    Bill Priest Institute
>
>Number of robots:    6
>Number of people:    30
>
>Clay opened the meeting (I was late) and took care of
>business
>
>A meeting Nov. 20th at The Science Place was announced
>    We plan on trying to meet more often, perhaps twice a
>month
>    One meeting for business and one meeting for workshops
>and projects
>
>We had InnovationFirst from Greenville, TX. give a
>presentation on their
>almost indestructable HBridge, Victor 833.
>    They had 4 high torque drill motors on a test be to try
>and smoke their
>    product. After 30 hours it still runs great. Their
>product has survived
>    thousands of FIRST kids using it so it is well proven
>
> ***Club buy***
>------------------
>We have a club buy going with InnovationFirst. Look on their
>website
>later next week and you will find a part number DPRG ###
>(something)
>that will be our special price of $105.00. Retail is $149.00
>and
>rising with success.
>
>Tony has graciously *donated* two HBridges to the club and
>we
>agreed to list him on our website as a vendor "friend".
>Thanks Tony!
>
>We had show and tell next:
>---------------------------
>Clay found a control motor for his Z axis for his X,Y,Z
>table. The guy had
>22 old TI robot arms clay is going to try and get for the
>club. They are
>5 axis and one will make a nice demo. Perhaps we can get
>theses and
>use them for a continual display at The Science Place!
>Thanks and good
>luck getting them Clay. Holler if we can help!
>
>Kaylee Jordan showed off her Parallax, Inc. BoE-Bot kit. She
>just
>started a week ago and has it moving.  I (Dad) sell them and
>don't
>much better yet!    (www.robotfun.com or parallaxinc.com)
>
>Dan Minor showed us his Dogbert Linxmotion 4 legged he
>modified
>Also, he had an Arrick Trilobot chassis with lots of mods,
>sonar, special
>controller, etc. It ran in circles looking for walls, but
>proves to be a
>formable advesary soon.
>
>Two young people competing in BEST and winning a shot at the
>
>State competition demoed  their R/C robot It was designed
>and
>build in 6 weeks to bick upto 6 tennis balls at once and
>deliver them
>into a "space ship" model on the launch platform. The wheels
>had spikes
>belts and four wheel drive and could crawl over 4 inch PVC
>pipe!
>Good luck in the competition at A&M!
>
>Lots of new people visiting. Welcome All! Let us know if we
>can
>help. And remember the club motto, "It's harder than it
>looks"!
>
>Robert L. Jordan
>DPRG Secretary '99
>

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