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.
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.
Cathy is making progress on 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.
Updated There is now 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.
NEW Details on creating a stencil with a cutting plotter.
The pages for the Seattle Robotics Society's Workshop Robot contain lots of information on programming the Atmel ATmega16 AVR microcontroller. The Level 1 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 Level 2 page.