Author Archives: Dave Lévesque

Saturday morning meetup/buildfest

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Curious to see how we use all that new space ?
We are using it every Saturday morning, as we host a buildfest/meetup where WCRS members and guests can meet and have discussions.
Not only that,  we are introducing new enthusiasts  to robotics as well.  This includes, for example- soldering lessons, Lego Mindstorm  programming/debugging, and discussions about new components and technology available on the market for hobbyist robot builders.
We are proud of the recent meetup we had.  It was busy and fun, and a lot of skills and knowledge were shared between members and newcomers.

Come and Join us!

Folks having fun soldering electronic components

Crowd all along the new bench

Folks having fun soldering electronic components

Folks having fun soldering electronic components

Young new robot builders in action

young new robot builders in action

Collin was showing us the brain for his new robot, a powerfulll 1 board computer, powered by high performance lithium batteries

Collin was showing us the brain for his new robot, a powerfulll 1 board computer, powered by high performance lithium batteries


Mindstorms NXT Lego in action

New workbench and meetup open area

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new work aera now available

New work area now available!

This the new work space we built and design, at the Aerospace Museum. (Map) .

The main feature is the the professional type work bench with shelves.   We reorganized our society area by opening it up totally.  We are now fully integrated with the Aerospace Museum.

We also received, from the Aerospace Museum,  a nice brand new display case, waiting to have something in it.

Everybody has totally enjoyed the new space so far,  it is so comfortable, functional and convenient.

Come and have a look yourself;  we meet there every Saturday morning from 10am to 12 pm.

Thanks to everyone who helped to complete the project !

WCRS at Con-version25

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Dave, don and Micro-tank

A science fiction festival,  a robotic society… lets put them together and there we go.

And so we did last Saturday, by offering a demonstration for the public of Con-Version25.  We put our robots in motion, explaining-  how they behave, what is their duty, how they are built.

To promote the Robot Games 2010,  we had a mini sumo wrestling fight and  Micro-tanks mine sweeper driving around in the crowd . We Also had a member’s new creation, a mini replica of Johny 5, from the movie Short Circuit.

We also introduced our new RS Media, from WowWee. He is a humanoid type of robot, with walking capablities and other features like multi media and customizable routines.

It was a very good experience  and we are looking forward to Con-version26

RS Media humanoid type robot

RS Media humanoid type robot.

Mini sumo on the wrestling ring

Mini sumo on the wrestling ring

Mini sumos  escaping from the ring to meet people

Mini sumos escaping from the ring to meet people

Robot Ecosystem enclosure display

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We built a Solar Powered Robot Ecosystem display to promote our society. 

It can be seen at the Aerospace Museum. (Map)
It has been a great demonstration of team work.  Thanks to everyone who helped to complete the project !

If you have any solar powered robots you’d like to turn loose in the ecosystem, bring ’em down and we’ll let them play!

dscn1474_resized The Completed display!

dscn1469_resized Interested to see the light bring forth life!

dscn1476_resized Craig proudly commisioning the display.

dscn1467_resized Very interesting to sit back and watch the robots.