Dorkbot:80 Dorkbot Seattle 0x50 Autonomous Tours


August 1, 2012 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm


Jigsaw Renaissance
815 Airport Way S
Seattle, WA, 98134


This month we have two very different presentations about autonomous tours. Derek Gaw visit all the hackerspaces and co-working spaces he could find in Asia, and Xandon Frogget built a robot to tour for him.

A Tour of Hackerspaces in Asia - Derek Gaw

While on vacation, Derek spontaneously decided to visited all the hackerspaces and co-working spaces he could find. As a result, he made his way to many amazing locations in four different countries over the course of two weeks.

Derek likes to make things be they virtual or physical or both. During the day, he designs and develops user interfaces, and at night he dreams of all the awesome things he could build if only he had more time and tools.

Bob's Assisted Driving for Toddlers - Xandon Frogget

The Beast of Burden aka Bob Duallie Stroller is the perfect pack mule for parents with multiple toddlers. Right from the start I couldn't stop thinking about mechanizing it and giving it the ability to stroll autonomously. This last week I added a steering wheel to that system to let the 2 year-olds go wild trying to run into things. In this presentation I will be going over the build process and all of the very cool things I learned along the way.

I have always wanted to build robots but it wasn't until about 5 years ago that my wife bought me a kit from the SRS and I finally got serious about it. I have been trying to learn everything I can about building and programming since then and it has been a wonderful journey.

Here is a link to Mini Bob's first steps. Mini Bob was the early chassis used for debugging Bob so I could work on refining the build process.