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Technical Meeting: Thursday November 8th

Med City Drone presentation by founder Ryan Kuisle.


MedCity Drones is Rochester's first drone racing club run in accordance with MultiGP safety guidelines. We are still growing and learning, but are happy to share what knowledge we have gained. In our presentation we will go over drone basics (drone builds, control, first person view) along with a racing overview. At the end we will have some show and tell and time for questions.


If anyone has any questions they know in advance, please send them to Tina, Ryan wants to incorporate them into his presentation. But be aware that the meeting will be run by Nix, so any last minute items need to go to him.


6 pm, in or near RCTC Heintz Center's HA108.

Directions to Campus

Campus layout

Heintz Center Building Map

Anything else you want to see on the agenda? Let Tina know.


November social

We avoid having a November social, to keep the scheduling burden on families as light as possible during the holiday season.


Social: October

What might you want to do? Tell Tina.

(We didn't end up having one, sorry)


Technical Meeting: Thursday October 11th

This month will be a field trip! A limited group of pre-registrants (~15 people total) will be attending a tour of our local Rochester waste water treatment plant. The registration option will be published by email first so everyone can get in on this first come, first serve opportunity.


Technical Meeting: Thursday September 13th

DefCon review is cancelled, sorry. Instead Nix will lead a round-table discussion of whatever people want to chat about; show up at the usual place, and depending on preferences the group may adjourn to a suitable nearby site offering snacks and beverages.


6 pm, in or near RCTC Heintz Center's HA108.

Directions to Campus

Campus layout

Heintz Center Building Map

Anything else you want to see on the agenda? Let Tina know, but also know that Nix will be in charge of this meeting.


Social: August

What might you want to do? Tell Tina.


Technical Meeting: Thursday August 9th

Andrew Eggenberger, on his attendance at srccon in June.

About srccon from srccon.org

SRCCON is a hands-on conference, full of conversations and workshops focused on the practical challenges that news technology and data teams encounter every day. We work to make it an inclusive and welcoming event where people can feel comfortable digging into complex problems.


6 pm, in or near RCTC Heintz Center's HA108.

Directions to Campus

Campus layout

Heintz Center Building Map

Anything else you want to see on the agenda? Let Tina know, but also know that Aaron will be in charge of this meeting.


Social: Saturday July 21st, 10:30 am

Join us at the Rochester Public Library's presentation about the 40th anniversary of the 1979 flood. "This July marks the 40th anniversary of the historic flooding of Rochester. Come to this program to learn about what happened during the flood from the people who lived it and find out how the city planned and built the flood control system that protects us today." In the RPL auditorium.


Technical Meeting: Thursday July 12th

Kyle Gilbertson (IBM LEGO Education Outreach core team member and a prolific volunteer for other efforts as well) has agreed to be a speaker at an upcoming K-LUG meeting. As part of Kyle's volunteering both for ILEO and for other LEGO related STEM outreach he has had the occasion to want to produce instructions for constructing a LEGO model. This is actually difficult to do and have it look like you would expect LEGO instructions to look. Kyle was able to chain several different open source tools together to produce a quality set of instructions. He has volunteered to share the lessons he learned during this process with us. (And he says that no, it's not a presentation for kids, sorry.)


Build digital 3D LEGO models on your computer. Create build instructions for your design. Learn the tools and avoid pitfalls to produce great results.

This emphasizes LEGO robot models, but this all works for standard studded builds. Using what you learn, consider contributing a robot design and instructions for use in this fall's IBM LEGO Education Outreach classes.


Slides are here, open the 'Robot Build Instructions' folder.


6 pm, in or near RCTC Heintz Center's HA108.

Directions to Campus

Campus layout

Heintz Center Building Map

Anything else you want to see on the agenda? Let Tina know.


Technical Meeting: Thursday June 14th

3D printing, by Roger Southwick.

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Roger Southwick has been a software engineer at IBM for 30 years and an electronics hobbyist since the late 1970s. He assembled a Rostock Max 3D printer and will share experiences from 2 years of experimentation in a brief presentation including a printer demonstration, display of some interesting print samples, and time for discussion.

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Picture here. His slides are here.


6 pm, in or near RCTC Heintz Center's HA108.

Directions to Campus

Campus layout

Heintz Center Building Map

Anything else you want to see on the agenda? Let Tina know.


Social: Thursday June 7th

Disc golf! Just up the road outside the RCTC field house. Meet at the parking lot edge / field house doors, 6:30 pm.


Social: Tuesday May 15th

Disc golf! Just up the road outside the RCTC field house. Meet at the parking lot edge / field house doors, 6:30 pm.


Technical Meeting: Thursday May 10th

Arhelger, giving us a preview of his MongoDB World presentation.


6 pm, in or near RCTC Heintz Center's HA108.

Directions to Campus

Campus layout

Heintz Center Building Map

Anything else you want to see on the agenda? Let Tina know.



CITO Social: Thursday April 26th

Our annual clean up a corner of the world event, helping de-litter a local park as a part of Litter Bit Better. As usual we're teaming up with the geocachers who get CITO credit.

Parking is here or here, in the SE or SW corners of the park. The official group gathering location is on the SE corner of the park.

6 pm start time.

Bags and trash are provided, you need to provide your own gloves and a sense of civic duty. If anyone has some waterproof boots and/or grabbers for cleaning the marshy stream edge, that'd be great too.



Technical Meeting: Thursday April 12th

No speaker, we'll have "show and tell", socialize, and spectate the PCIG officer elections.


6 pm, in or near RCTC Heintz Center's HA108.

Directions to Campus

Campus layout

Heintz Center Building Map

Anything else you want to see on the agenda? Let Tina know.


Social: Monday March 12th

Early PI day, with pie at Baker's Square (the one by Apache Mall). 7 pm so you can have a healthy dinner at home first, for health and cost reasons (of course, if you wanted to go to Baker's Square and want to use this for an excuse, you're welcome to blame me).


Technical Meeting: March 8th, 2018

Cancelled due to no speaker. The PCIG elections will happen at the April meeting, beware!  ;)

Volunteers or request for an April+ speaker, or the March+ social, would be appreciated. Please email Tina.


Technical Meeting: February 8th, 2018

Dennis DeLorme, "Arduino at Sea".

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The original plan was to update the "Solar UV Intensity" project I did three years ago on a Pacific island cruise. I presented some of the Arduino to Android interface changes last July.

But what else does an Arduino addict do when faced with an 80 day Asia/Pacific cruise? Put a bunch of extra Arduinos and I/O modules in a box and put it in his carry-on "just in case".

In addition to the UV measurement results I will talk about 2 other projects...

1) A scrolling Halloween message on an LCD display - they did some Halloween themed things on Oct 31. I used the user defined character feature to build a pumpkin image as part of the message.

2) A temperature data logger that recorded the temperatures in 6 min intervals for several hours to document problems with the A/C in our cabin. I uploaded the data from the Arduino to our laptop via Bluetooth and used LibraOffice to to graph the data.

I will talk about the hardware and software for these projects and do a couple of demos.

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Also, PCIG officer nominations.


6 pm, in or near RCTC Heintz Center's HA108.

Directions to Campus

Campus layout

Heintz Center Building Map

Anything else you want to see on the agenda? Let Tina know.


Social: Saturday February 3rd

We will go for a sleigh ride at WinterFest for our February social. That's Saturday, February 3rd, at 10 am.

Park along the road on Salem Road, the sleigh rides are north of the road behind the History Center.

Plan to gather around the Schmidt family.


Social: Saturday January 20th

2 pm - Ice skating! On the Soldier's Field track oval (same place where recent RochesterFest summer lunches have been). Plan to gather around the Schmidt family.

https://www.rochesterwinterfest.com/events/2018/1/20/ice-skating-on-the-oval


Technical Meeting: January 11th, 2018

Discuss job hunting, from local options, to telecommute jobs, current interviewing strategies, networking, build your own job, build your own company. No specific speaker, we'll go around the room and let people talk about what's worked for them and what hasn't.

Special thanks to our mini-speakers who turned out despite the bad weather, here are the presentations given by Matt Bruzek and Mike Fallenstein.


Also, K-LUG officer elections, and PCIG officer nominations.


6 pm, in or near RCTC Heintz Center's HA108.

Directions to Campus

Campus layout

Heintz Center Building Map

Anything else you want to see on the agenda? Let Tina know.



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