The Portland Area Robotics Society
We are an Oregon non-profit formed to help those interested in robots. Our monthly meetings are open to the public. Everyone is welcome.
The PARTS yahoo group is a lively forum for public interchange on robotics; anyone is welcome to join the group. However, we will be migrating a lot of our online presence to our new colaborative web space -- part blog and part wiki:
Visit the PARTS Wiki at: http://colab.portlandrobotics.org
Whether online or in person, we offer an active group of people building robots who are willing to help out anyone who also wants to learn about and build robots.
Meetings are the first Saturday of each month at 10:30 am, room FAB-150, Portland State Univ (SW 4th Ave & College St.)
Note!!! Directions have changed!!!
We have switched meeting rooms as of the April, 2013 meeting. The ECE department has generously offered to provide us the use of a classroom.
Directions to FAB-150:
It appears that the Engineering Building door (which we have used to enter the building) will now be locked on Saturdays. So, at this point, we will be using a different entrance. Enter the Fourth Avenue Building via a door on Harrison between 4th and 3rd. Someone will be there at 10:30AM to let people in. This entrance is very near to the meeting room (go down the hall to elevator or stairs and go up one level). If you are running late, you can call or text (there will be a sign on the door with the phone number) and someone will come down to let you in. Please try to be on time.
Next Main Meeting - September 6, 2014
Topics: Short talks
1) How to powder coat aluminum (Fred)
2) Making custom cables (Scott)
Also, an update on the progress of the PARTS intelligent servo controller project
And don't forget we will be having our table top challenge finals this meeting. Bring your bots!
Next Group Meeting - September 15, 2014
Time: Monday, 7:00pm
Location: PSU EPL Downstairs in the PSU Engineering Building (Room 60-10)
EPL phone number: (503) 725-2879 if you need directions on Monday night.
The group meetings are every other Monday. At this point, we are working on individual projects and starting work on a group project to design an intelligent hobby servo.