[svlug] Linux Users' Group of Davis, March 21: "Linux-based robotics"

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Wed Mar 16 07:20:56 PST 2016


The Linux Users' Group of Davis (LUGOD) will be holding the following meeting:

  Monday
  March 21, 2016
  7:00pm - 9:00pm

Presentation:
  Adrian, a Linux-based 'FIRST Robotics Competition' Robot
  presented by Wesley Aptekar-Cassels, Citrus Circuits (FRC Team 1678) 

    Hear about how the open source Linux operating system is used by
    Citrus Circuits (FIRST robotics team 1678), both on and off the
    robot.  This talk will cover the both embedded Linux system that runs
    the robot and the software that we write to control it, as well as
    explaining the FIRST Robotics Competition in general.

    Our guest speaker should be able to bring "Adrian", their latest
    robot, to this meeting for a demo!

About the Citrus Circuits:
  Citrus Circuits, Team 1678, <http://www.citruscircuits.org/> is a
  FIRST Robotics Competition team <http://www.firstinspires.org/> founded
  in 2004 at Da Vinci Charter Academy in Davis, and which has since
  expanded to included students from Davis Senior High School, and
  Holmes, Emerson, and Harper Junior High Schools.  In 2015 they took
  home the top prize at the FIRST Robotics world championships.
  <http://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/davis-team-wins-world-robotics-championship/>

  Source code for the team's robots is available on GitHub
  <https://github.com/frc1678>, and more info about the team can be
  found on their Facebook page <https://www.facebook.com/frc1678/>
  and at their YouTube account <https://www.youtube.com/user/citruscircuits>.

This meeting will be held at:

  Yolo County Public Library, Mary L Stephens Davis Branch
  Blanchard Meeting Room
  315 E. 14th Street
  Davis, CA 95616

For more details on this meeting, visit:

  http://www.lugod.org/meeting/

For maps, directions, public transportation schedules, etc., visit:

  http://www.lugod.org/meeting/library/


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About LUGOD:
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  The Linux Users' Group of Davis is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
  dedicated to the Linux computer operating system and other Open Source
  and Free Software.

  Since 1999, LUGOD has held regular meetings with guest speakers
  in Davis, California, as well as other events in Davis and the greater
  Sacramento region.  Events are always free and open to the public.

  You can 'like' LUGOD on Facebook at:
  https://www.facebook.com/LinuxUsersGroupOfDavis
  join the LUGOD group on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lugod/
  and find us on LinkedIn at: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=35879

  Please visit our website for more details:  http://www.lugod.org/


-- 
Bill Kendrick
pr at lugod.org
Public Relations Officer
Linux Users' Group of Davis
http://www.lugod.org/

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