Westport High School Page

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This page is for the Westport High School Robotics Club, other clubs are welcome to use this page as well, as long as the content makes sense for the club, other material should go on other pages


Next meeting will take place on Tues Nov 11. Same room as usual. Thanks to Mr Renehan for being the Teacher sponsor for the club. Please do some recruting for the club we need a few more members.

If you have time check out: Project DYI Whiteboard Thanks to Vishay Semiconductors we have some sample High Power Infrared Emitting Diode, 950 nm, GaAlAs/GaAs. I have a Wiimote, so we will put together some light pens and try this out.

Other focus for this year: Printed ciruits using the PIC Microcontroller.

If you have a computer we want to set it up with the SourceBoost C compiler and Eagle Printed Circuit CAD program ( both in their free versions ) Finally you will want to get parts to run a serial bootloader. We will discuss this in the next meeting.

Things to bring

It is very useful to have:

  • Paper ( best 3 hole punched )
  • Pencil ( not a pen, we all make mistakes, a pencil lets you fix them )
  • Notebook, 3 ring ( I may have a supply of a few )
  • USB Thumb Drive ( for documents and a copy of the web site )

Before a meeting ( say Sunday ) Check you email to see if there is any from the club. ( Please send me an email when you join so that I have your email address ) Need parts or anything else for a meeting? Make sure you send an email to Mr H reminding him of what you want, this will help a lot.


What Where Posted

Arduino Links A cool processor, but not one we normally use. Consider trying it.
Microcontroller Serial Communications Articles
BitWacker PIC USB Development Board
BitWacker Java Communications
BitWacker PIC and Other Microcontroller to Java Communications
Bargains Cheap, but good enough stuff
Basic Circuits and Circuit Building Blocks It is worth learing these
PIC Links
PointLess LED Array One of Mr H's progjecs
Salvage Parts and Sources Really cheap
Solderless protoboard
Tutorials Go learn something
Toner Transfer Our technique for making printed circuit boards.
Serial Communications Library -- BoostC and 16F877A
Project DYI Whiteboard
PIC based Stepper Motor Dancing Analog Clock

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