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Houston, TX /

Regular: Weekly Robot Making Meet

TXRX Labs 205 Roberts St , Houston, TX (map)

This is the Houston Robotics Club's regular informal Meetup event where we make group robot projects.

3 made or worked on projects to date: 

• Tumblrweed (finished) - Ball robot

ARIEL (ongoing) - Teleprescence robot. • Autonomous Robot [currently unnamed] (pre-planning stages) - autonomous moving machine

Sonik (starting) - Self-Driving autonomous machine


Houston Robotics Club Github Page:

Facebook Page:


GroupMe: Ask us about joining in our real-time chat group at the meets


During these Meetups, we work on:

• the group's robot projects

• assist on individual member's robot project's • discuss group and individual robot projects • teach and promote robotics in general A.R.I.E.L. - Avatar Robot for Imaging and Electronic Liaison (thanks Eric for the awesome name idea). Note: This Meetup is open to everyone. So even if you missed the last Meetup, you can still come.



Special Notes:

** This event is the regular weekly meet the club has ran for 2 years now. This is an informally structured meet where we work on group projects and help with personal projects. **

** The Robotics 101 is special event the club is facilitating as well. It is a more formally structured event. If you want to be a part of our 101 course RSVP on the meet above this one.**


Relevant Resources for Our Group:

Hardware -

Simple Electronics:

This channel has great info on electronics basics. The PWM video is a good place to start because that term gets thrown around a lot at our meets

Software -

JavaScript for Cats: 

For those contemplating attacking the Ariel interface code, nodeJS, the language the robot is primarily programmed in, is built on JavaScript. This is its own programming language and not be confused with the similar sounding but different Java language. Here is a link to a website that offers an introductory tutorial for JS.


This video gives a nice general rundown of what Arduinos are and simple coding for it. The channel also offers good tutorials on broader range of electronic and computer technoloy


Blueprint (You will need to register first on Lucid to view)


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