Don't forget to join us for our monthly robotics meeting - remember they are now on the first Saturday of the month at SFSU - they are NOT on Wednesday at the Exploratorium. The meeting starts at Noon, and goes until 5 PM.
The address of San Francisco State University is 1600 Holloway. The Science building is on 19th avenue between Stonestown and Holloway (just south of Stonestown Galleria.) The room number is SCI 256.
For our first meeting - January 4th, Dr. Nilgun Ozer, Mathematics, Engineering, Science and Achievement (MESA) director for SFSU, is graciously buying 4 pizzas! So bring your appetites as well as your robots.
Speaking of which, I don't have any speakers lined up, so please bring in your robots, any photos from the Games, and if you'd like to do a demo, please e-mail me and I'll set it up.
I'd also like to thank all those people who volunteered during the robot games 2 weeks ago - we simply could not have pulled off the event if it weren't for all of the volunteers.
Most especially, I'd like to thanks Simone Davalos, Ken Mochel, Jon Nebenfuhr, Terry Grant, Joe Hering and the rest of the NASA crew, Michael Henry, Ken Calegari, Patty Pritchett, Norm Harman, Rick Halverson, the fantastic SOZ guys, Charlie and Dave from Qbox, Nick and Rebecca Donaldson, Al Margolis, Jack Buffington, Roy Hellen, James Isom and his class, Chris Manson, Dave Hrynkiw of Solarbotics, Erik Wood at Parallax, Todd Gilbert at Jameco, and most especially everyone who brought a robot!
Super special thanks to Bill Harrison, for so generously donating our fabulous new Sumo ring and driving all the way down from Seattle - and to Ken Gott for storing it!
And extra bonus thanks to Craig Gartner, who built our mini sumo's that some kids got to play with (for free). Craig graciously donated a lot of time and parts to make that happen.
I'm sure I forgot to thank someone, so forgive my failing memory if your name wasn't on the above list.
Happy New year everyone, and see you Saturday. Check out the new website!
-David Calkins, President
Robotics Society of America
Silicon shall replace Carbon.
The revolution will be automated.