CHIBOTS MEETING: JULY 15, 2001
ChiBots Meeting Minutes for Sunday, July 15, 2001
by David Wooden
I. Members present at the meeting
Jim Fiocca, Vice President / Treasurer
David Wooden, Secretary
II. Old Business
- DucKon Critter Crunch Results
Joe Fao gave a brief report on the DucKon Critter Crunch and showed a videotape of some of the action.
There were seven 2-pound class critters and one 20-pound entry.
- Collect Dues
Jim Fiocca is collecting the $20.00 annual dues.
Paid members can enter contests and vote in elections.
Everyone is always welcome at the meetings, free of charge.
- Logo Contest
The Logo Contest has been deferred until the September meeting.
Submissions will be due at that time.
The contest and due date will be published on the mailing list.
- Next Technical Presentation
The next presentation will be given by Mike Bakula on Designing robots for Critter Crunch.
Mike will be calling for those who have built Critters to bring them in.
III. New Business
The meeting minutes will be published on the mailing list from now on.
IV. Technical Presentation
H-Bridge Design, given by Don Kerste
Don gave a very detailed presentation on the circuits we most commonly use to drive DC motors.
Don discussed how to determine the motor constant,
advantages / disadvantages of bipolar junction versus MOSFET transistors,
different configurations for bridge circuits, and lots of diagrams.
End of official business