The HomeBrew Robotics Club was resurrected from the
ashes of the original HomeBrew Computer Club by a group of
enthusiasts who were interested in the emerging field of
robotics. Their homebase is located in Mountain View, CA
(San Jose Metro area). HBRC members have a range of
expertise in robotics that includes beginners, experienced
amateurs, and professionals. There are no age restrictions or
Michael Cipriano starts
"Styne" which took
Silver at RoboGames
this year ... giving
a little competition.
George Taylor shows Propeller-based TABLEBot "Jiffy." As an
effective demonstration of
"Phase 1," Jiffy went forward
to the opposite end of the table
and simply reversed to return
to the original side.
Andrew and Alex Sy present "Pinky."
Although radio-controlled, they
demonstrated IR drop-sensors that
would stop on the table's edge
autonomously. They also showed a
neat little homebrewed WiFi card.
Bob Allen shows "EggHead" and "Isis."
Egghead was an early prototype of
the new AMPBot which which will
be available next fall from Hasbro.
Seems everyone's going vertical.
Here, Chris Palmer shows how
much the ZenBot has grown from
just one layer.
Here, Rose Mills retrieves "Iye." After a
manual adjustment, it did manage to blow
out the candle. This is not a contest, it’s
designed to just be a challenge.
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