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I'm also interested in cars. I'm currently work on a Knight Rider conversion car. If you would like to learn more about this please visit my personal website at: http://ratliff7.tripod.com/knightrider.htm
|Our new club co-founder is Michael Thompson firstname.lastname@example.org. Michael is going to be helping out with out Yahoo are message boards. Michael has done some fantastic work with his Probe robots. Here is a link so you can see for your self. I think Probe based robots are the way to go if you want to start on larger scale robots!|
|This is club member Dennis Clark with his
horsy. Pictured to the right is one of his creations named
BugBot. You can click on his or BugBot's picture to visit either
site. Dennis really knows his stuff! Dennis created the
controller board for our TRaCY robot kit and also sells some fantastic
chips and boards that he makes small runs of.
You can also see Dennis' new robot named GodZukis pictured to the lower right.
He makes Basic Stamp II all in one robot controlers, IR sensors, servo and PWM programmed PIC chips and lots more at great prices. Check out his Bot Links to find out more.
Dennis has also entered a fighter in the TRCY Robot Fights named Evil Empire.
|This is a cartoonic picture
of fellow member Gary Croll, better known as KE6GHS.
You can see some of Gary's robots from our club on Yahoo! Just click on Photos. Gary has added much to this club with his articles in Gary's Tech Corner and Motor Tech! As you can see Gary has a great sense of humor! =)
Gary's son even joined TRCY and his member name is KE6LCO.
Gary was also instrumental in the creation of our TRaCY robot kit!
This is fellow member Neil Chakrabarty, be sure to read his posting cause he has a computer engineering degree! You can click on his picture to go to his website. Don't miss seeing NeilChak's Neural Pages if you are at all interested in neural nets! Neil has done a great job on this site for TRCY so anyone can learn about neural nets!
|This is fellow member Joe Partlow's robot
Kronos (cool name!). You can click on his
robot to go to Joe's Web Page.
Joe might enter his robot ScrewBot in the TRCY Robot Fights. But, if you ask me ScrewBot is starting to look too nice for that.
|Below is a picture of Joe's ScrewBot. It was given this name because Joe took two powered screwdrivers and used the motor and battery combo from them as the drive system. ScrewBot's motors are controlled with Pulse Width Modulation or PWM. This is common with regular servos motors, but often can be hard to duplicate. PWM is very popular because it allows you very easily often with one control line from a micro to control speed and direction of a motor! PWM in ScrewBot was made possible via a PIC programmed chip supplied by Dennis Clark. To see more of ScrewBot or his motor control circuit, just click on his picture|
|One heck of a cool robot is Bedlam the demining robot build in part by fellow member Michael Sergi, (A.K.A. Greyris) a student at CMU. Bedlam uses what is called dual-differential steering. Click on Bedlam to find out more. Michael joined TRCY on 9.11.99|
|This is fellow member Dave Everett's
mowbot. You can visit his site by clicking on his robot.
Dave is a member from Australia and keeps pretty busy. He is
working on a biped walking robot using servos.
Dave also has an R2D2 robot builders club website at: http://www.robotbuilders.net/users/r2
|Another unique robot created by fellow member ELReado who is 15. His creation is called SloBot. Click here to view more picture of is robots from our Yahoo Photos area.|
|Pictured Left is topazx2
with his robot G-5
Below is Gobo built by kiryu69
This is gschwanz GS-1 robot
|To the left is the New Cube, a robot created by fellow TRCY member Rudybrian. Brian Rudy comes from San Jose, CA and is an engineer. He has an interest in wearable computers and Dilbert. Brian has a fantastic website that explains Blue Cube and some of his other robotic creations. http://www.praecogito.com/~brudy/robotics.html Brian joined TRCY on 1.8.00|
|To the right is a robot created by TRCY member Barry_the_robot. Chris Sherwood creator of Barry The Robot joined TRCY from Hagley, in the UK. Chris is a teacher and is working on robots for a new UKL TV show. You can find out more about his robots at his website at: http://freespace.virgin.net/chris.sherwood/ Chris joined TRCY on 2.7.00|
Our thanks go to Izzy on Yahoo! for thinking to start a robotics club!! Izzy is the original club founder.