Author Archives: Dave Lévesque

Society executive and robotgames 2011

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Hi all,

Next Saturday, October 16th, we will proceed to re-elect our executive committee. Members of the society would be able to vote or nominate executive members including: president, treasurer, secretary and directors.

Also, at same occasion, will be held the first meeting for the Robotgames 2011. If you have nay suggestions,comments, or if you want to volunteer on the organization committee, feel free to come to the meeting.

Location: Aerospace Museum of Calgary

Robotic society executive 10:30

Robotgames committee meeting 11:30

Dave Levesque

Mini-Competitions are back; end of summer 2010

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We are happy to announce that mini-competition are back. We are beginning with these 2 first event that are very popular at the robot games. Completions will happen on Saturday Mornings, at the Aerospace museum of Calgary.

August 28 – Mini-Sumo: beginner to master.

September25- Full size sumo – autonomous and  remote controlled.

Other competitions will be Announced and schedule later for October and so on.

Mini competitions are the  perfect opportunity to get started in robotic competition. So you can test your robot and settings to improve your level for the annual Robot Games.

-Competitors: Fees for the mini-sumo will be around 5$. please refer to WCRG 2010 rule book. Confirming your presence in advance would be appreciate, by emailing to:  info@mail.robotgames.com

Intermediate/advanced meet-up nights

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WCRS is now expending its activities and now offering a new meet-up night for intermediate and more advanced robot builders.Also we still keep having our Saturday meeting the same as it is, open to everyone, with assistance on your project by WCRS members. Although Wednesday nights, would be an opportunity to go further; to share more in-depth knowledge about robotics related technologies.It would be also a time for the executive to a have briefing or their monthly meeting.

So Wednesday night at the Aerospace museum, from 7 to 9 pm.

Aerospace Museum network Re-wiring

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WCRS will need volunteers to execute an important improvement at our home (Aerospace Museum). The project is to redo the network cable, from scratch, in a professional way. The benefit will be a better performance and smoother operation of the computers. In order to achieve it, we need as much volunteers as possible. We will make teams of 2 person, with a more experienced guy in each team if possible. We would work a good part of the day. There will be a meal available at lunch time.

Feel free to contact me at: dave.levesque@mail.robotames.com

Your help will be truly appreciate, on Sunday, July 11

Show your creations- Oct 24th 2009

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Last Saturday we had a special edition of our weekly meet up. We asked our members to bring some of their robotic creations, and that was totally awesome. I’m proud to say that WCRS we have skilled and creative robot builders.  We are looking forward to challenge our robot builders in our next annual RobotGames .

Thanks everyone who made the show and tell event a success.

Botone

Botone, Created by Terry, was driving around nicely, using an Arduino, a ping sensor & 3 servos

A robotbuilder proundly showing an autonomus roverbot

A robotbuilder proundly showing an autonomus roverbot that he built and programmed

Anew locally made product, a very handy power suplly board for robots

A new locally made product, from G-Prime, a very handy power supply board for robots,

Mini-sumo wrestler upgraded with a laser cut sheet metal chassis

Mini-sumo wrestlers upgraded with a laser cut sheet metal chassis kit

An arduino powered rover, built around an acrylic chassis

An arduino powered rover, built around an acrylic chassis

Kids are so quick learners, and Lego Minstorm is perfect to get started

Kids are so quick learners, and Lego Minstorm is perfect to get started

Dave is telling how his BEAM walker robot is working

Dave is telling how his BEAM walker robot is working

there was a lot of action and projects of all kinds on display

there was a lot of action and projects of all kinds on display