- Jan 4, 2006Hi Evan,
Just thought I would mention that I got the Hero robot
working a while ago. New batteries, a bunch of re-soldering,
etc. I think all of the fcns are working. Not sure what to do with it
next. I could maybe try to make some sort of demo that would be
amusing at TCF or something. Not sure what is appropriate. It has an
"auto-mode" ROM, which causes it to just wander around a room, avoiding
objects and saying funny things.
That would require a lot more space than last year's TCF room,
and the batteries probably would only last 1-2 hrs. I was thinking of
something using the robot arm and the speech.
--- Evan <evan947@...> wrote:
> Hi all,__________________________________________
> ...Not sure if I'm the only Jew in this group, but happy holidays
> This year I received a Bluetooth GPS for my Treo (thanks mom and
> dad), a
> centerfielder (thank you Mr. Steinbrenner), and bought myself that
> Compass 1101 on eBay (thank you clueless seller.)
> Club update: we still have some business to handle, such as writing
> and purchasing insurance, and I hope to get all that stuff done
> (I'm not working this week so there might actually be time to kill.)
> In 2006, the vast majority of our effort should be on preparing for
> VCF East
> 3.0 and building our museum.
> Important date: Sat., April 1 is the official InfoAge "Site Transfer
> Ceremony"... I'm not clear on the exact details but it basically
> means the
> Pentagon is finally and officially handing over the place. (Or maybe
> that Wall Township is handing over the place?) Regardless, we're
> to be there with the same kind of mini-exhibits as we did for the
> day back in August. There will probably be many of the same people
> attending from among the general public and InfoAge supporters, so
> let's try
> to bring different stuff this time.
> Another important date: Sat./Sun., April 22-23 is this year's Trenton
> Since this is so close to VCF, and since this year isn't a landmark
> (vs. last year's 30th anniversary show), MARCH will simply have a
> table on
> the main show floor this year. We'll need a few people to staff the
> each day. That way we'll have time to check out the show without
> our table empty. Our agenda will be to market the heck out of our
> InfoAge, and specifically VCF. Maybe we can also run some kind of
> or giveaway... plenty of time to think about that however.
> And the biggest date of all: Sat., May 13 is VCF East 3.0. LOL, only
> D. may be excused because Mrs. D. is due to have her baby around that
> Everyone else better attend!!! (Not just because I'm ranting about
> it, but
> because it's the ultimate in nerdly fun! Be there or turn in your
> badge.) Also, I've said this part before but it's important to
> VCF exhibits are NOT just "here's all my stuff on a table" but rather
> have themes and well-planned displays. Start early!!
> - Evan
> Evan Koblentz's personal homepage: http://www.snarc.net
> Computer Collector Newsletter:
> >> http://news.computercollector.com
> Mid-Atlantic Retro Computing Hobbyists & Museum:
> >> http://www.marchclub.org
> >> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/midatlanticretro/
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