The 2016 Robot Rally will be held on Saturday November 19 2016 at Pinckneyville Community Center .

Click here for more info and bot registration.


Click here for last years Robot Rally  Scores and videos



Still photos are here


Next General Meeting:

General meetings are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month.  The next general meeting will be held on October 15, 2016 10AM until noon at Pinckneyville Community Center.   Everyone is welcome!  Membership is not required to attend meetings.


 The October 15th  meeting will be for Robot Rally practice.  Bring your bots to test on the actual Robot Rally course equipment.







Want to build a robot but have no clue how to get started?  Check out our Beginners links.



Slides from the Designing Circuit Boards in Eagle presentation.


Build blog for the Bibimbot Mini Sumo bot.


Slides from OpenSCAD presentation.


Slides from Controlling Mini Sumo with a sequencer presentation. 


Slides from the Raspberry Pi introduction presentation.


Caliper abuse for beginners by Charles Guan.   How to use dial calipers to do accurate layout work.


More in the Publications and Presentations section.




2015 Robot Rally video playlist








Photos from previous meetings



At the Sept 2016 meeting William Moore demonstrated his analog line following robot.  Click here for details.





pi-plates demo

At the May 2016 meeting Jerry Wasinger demonstrated his PI-Plates motor driver

board for Raspberry Pi




William Moore demonstrated his  Meccanoid G15KS at the April 2016 meeting



Luis talked about his latest robots at the April 2015 meeting.





William Moore showed his latest creation, a pulsed IR object sensor board for his Zumo bot.

It has 7 IR LEDs and 3 photo transistors and talks to the main CPU via I2C.





RepRap Mendel

Mark Fuller gave a presentation and demonstration of his RepRap 3D printer.  (Click image to enlarge)

Dale Heatherington showed off his 10 GHZ radio beacon finder.




Open House 2009


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August 2008 meeting Pictures

Damon Padgent TRS

Damon Padgett (TRS) talked about his line of tactical police robots.


Charles Guan's bots

Charles Guan (right) shows off his fleet of combat bots,  Uberclocker, Pop Quiz and Nuclear Kitten


Uberclocker (30#)

Pop Quiz and NK5

3 pound Nuclear Kitten 5 and 1 pound Pop Quiz 2






Older stuff



Robot Rally Contest Scores,photos and videos:



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