RobotFest 2009, Thank You!

RobotFest was very cool!  Our table got way more attention than we ever expected. I would like to send a special thanks to our members who helped make this event go smooth. Jason did an excellent job on the banner and business card design. Chris really impressed the audiance with his CNC Machine. Miles brought his battle bots and custom (not reprap) rapid prototyper. We would like to send a special thanks to the HacDC group for offering to take us under their wings and help us through all the tough parts of getting a organization like this started. We will surely be taking them up on their offer. Finally, thanks to Brian Dolge for loaning us his Drawdio and Brain Machine to display at our table.

Several of our guest were interested in our members personal sites. For links to those sites please visit and click on the Members link. Chis’s page is now up there and Mile’s page should be up very soon.

Check out some really bad pictures of us as we were doing our thing at RobotFest 2009.

Next Meeting @ HacDC


Brian Dolge, organizer of the Baltimore area RepRap group has invited us to join them at HacDC on: Saturday - March 21, 2009  between 12pm and 4pm

This would be a great opportunity for anyone interested in seeing how a hackerspace is operated to visit. Everyone who attends will have a chance to help finish building the RepRap which was started during the HacDC RepRap Build-A-Thon. Visit for more information and directions to HacDC.

FIRST Robotics Competition

I took the family to see the FIRST High School robotics competition at the Washington, DC Convention Center. My brother in-law held 2nd place throughout the competition with his 007 “Thunderbot” but was later eliminated in the alliance competition rounds. Check it out!

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