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This seminar is open to all women, men and chaperoned children ages 7 and up!
Food and Drink sponsored by @WalmartLabs !!
Sarah Baker is going to be talking about and showing the Pleo and we will learn how to program it.
6:45p - 7:20 (ish) - Food/drink networking
7:20(ish) - 8:30(ish) - Talk on Pleo
8:30 - 9p - Clean up
See Below the image for details of the talk.
The robotic dinosaur Pleo came on the market in 2007 and a small group of enthusiasts keep it alive and develop for it. Sarah will demo some of the home brew tools created by others to program it.
The list includes: MySkit, YAPT, DINO-MITE
She will bring 3 pleos, one without skin so you can see the internals. She'll share her current work with designing a kids summer camp robotics course using the Pleo.
Depending on interest she can also discuss other hacks people have done, how the pleo is being used in education and research and robotics in general in the bay area.
Nothing needed unless you want to bring a laptop to try MySkit(windows) for yourself.
You can load the software at: http://www.dogsbodynet.com/myskit/index.html
About the Speaker
Sarah Baker moved out to the Bay Area to be Gateway Ops Manager for Alta Vista Search Engine in Digital's Network System Lab, and later worked for Webvan and other start ups. Today she is the
Dir. of Operations at mSpot an entertainment company providing cellular apps for the major US cellular carriers such as ATT, Verizon and US Cell.
Despite all that she has a background in control engineering, plays with robots in her spare time and hopes her next job will be with a robotics company.