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[DPRG] Knowledge base on all things robotic

Subject: [DPRG] Knowledge base on all things robotic
From: Pay_the_Piper pay_the_piper at shaw.ca
Date: Sat Feb 2 15:03:59 CST 2008

How would you design a robot to tell those interacting with it everything about robotics?

PtP
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Glenn Pipe 
  To: ed at okerson.com ; dprglist at dprg.org 
  Sent: Friday, February 01, 2008 7:10 PM
  Subject: Re: [DPRG] Spring Outdoor Contests #1 and #2, addendum2: navigation


  I have some experience in setting up a wiki. I did some research into it and figured out that DekiWiki would best suit some basic needs:

  - Simple to use (no weird pseudo html knowledge needed), in other words, uses a WYSIWYG editor
  - Free, Open source

  I noticed the HBRC uses Media Wiki, which is a pretty good wiki (Wikipedia uses it), but I found one that I think is better which is Deki Wiki. Deki Wiki is actually derived from Media Wiki. It uses a WYSIWYG editor, which makes it easy for everyone to use and more likely for people to contribute. There are a couple ways to use Deki Wiki. One is to install the software on a machine that has internet access or another way is to use wiki.is to make a wiki page/site.

  I think a club wiki is a great idea.

  Thanks,

  Glenn


  ----- Original Message ----
  From: "ed at okerson.com" <ed at okerson.com>
  To: dprglist at dprg.org
  Sent: Friday, February 1, 2008 7:27:50 PM
  Subject: RE: [DPRG] Spring Outdoor Contests #1 and #2, addendum2: navigation

  I'll second, or is it third, that!!!

  I have seen many fine postings pass through this list, as well as the
  other robotics mailing lists, but David's recent posts on how it is
  actually done are most excellent.

  Recently the Home Brew Robotics Club started a wiki where they are
  attempting to build up a large knowledge base on all things robotic. 
  Perhaps we should consider something similar, or at least contributing to
  theirs:

  http://hbrobotics.org/wiki/index.php5/Main_Page

  It is generally easier to find information in a wiki than in mailing list
  archives.

  Ed Okerson

  > Amen to that Robert!
  >
  > Great work David.  I think the amateur robotics community as a whole gains
  > when people take the time to think something through and document it.
  > Given the fact that it is an amateur community we to often think we are
  > off
  > the hook in the documentation dept and that only hurts ourselves (used in
  > the context of the larger group).  When I see these sorts of posts I
  > smile
  > and know that our peers and those who come after us will benefit greatly,
  > so
  > I offer up my humble praise to you.  -Thank You.
  >
  > -Kenneth
  >
  > -----Original Message-----
  > From: dprglist-bounces at dprg.org [mailto:dprglist-bounces at dprg.org]On
  > Behalf Of Robert F. Scheer
  > Sent: Friday, February 01, 2008 10:48 AM
  > To: dprglist
  > Subject: Re: [DPRG] Spring Outdoor Contests #1 and #2, addendum2:
  > navigation
  >
  >
  > On Fri, 2008-02-01 at 09:33 -0600, David wrote:
  >> Howdy,
  >>
  >> I sat down to write a follow-up to the post on the DPRG outdoor
  >> robot challenges #1 and #2, on the subject of obstacle avoidance
  >> for challenges #3 and #4.
  >>
  >
  > dpa,
  >
  > These postings on getting ready for the upcoming challenges are
  > beautifully written and greatly appreciated.
  >
  > - Robert
  >
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