Last updated Jan 23, 2012
||Read Cathy's story
about how we got sucked into the whole robotics thing and
her adventures at Robothon 2003.
||Meet Gypsy, Cathy's second robot.
||Learn about Scout, the
robot that we worked on with other members of the Issaquah Robotics Society.
||Read about how Cathy hacked a radio to scan the
FM band to look for frequencies that are good for transmitting from an iPod to a car radio.
||We built Orion to compete in an Easter egg
gathering contest at the April 2007 SRS meeting.
||Tom built a 3kg sumo robot for
both autonomous and R/C classes at Robothon.
||Cathy began development of RAV4-EView, a device
to monitor our RAV4-EV's status.
It plugs into the OBD-II port and displays information about energy use, battery state, and other
interesting and useful data.
||We helped out our local theatre by building a device to
control a clock's hands.
||We built a board to help with charging protocol
communications between our Roadster and J1772 charging stations.
||There is a complete write-up for Cathy's Game Timer project.
||Read about Cathy's experiments and projects with a
Silhouette Cameo cutting plotter.
Resources for EAGLE
Reference material, files, and tips for using EAGLE
to design PCBs and generate solder stencils.
Surface Mount Soldering Techniques
Cathy got a griddle
to use for surface-mount soldering.
Techniques for creating and using a stencil for applying
solder paste to PCBs.
Details on creating a stencil with a cutting plotter.
The pages for the
Seattle Robotics Society's
contain lots of information on programming the Atmel ATmega16 AVR
page includes a "ZIP of the workshop files," which contains
BASCOM and C code samples and documentation for setting up development
tools on Windows and Mac/Linux. There is C++ code in a ZIP file on the
The Orangutan Sample Code page
provides sample C++ code designed to work on
Controller, running an Atmel ATmega8 AVR microcontroller.
The Color LCD Sample AVR Code page
provides sample C++ code designed to control
graphic color LCD with an Atmel AVR microcontroller.
The Sample AVR Code for Graphic OLED Display page
provides sample C code designed to control
Color Display with an Atmel AVR microcontroller.