MTRAS || Middle TN Robotic Arts Society

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Adventure Science Center Supports MTRASWe're a robotics / makers / technology group in Nashville. Check out our monthly meetings at the Adventure Science Center. 

Newbies, gearheads & everyone in between are welcome. Most meetings are show and tell format but we always welcome anyone wanting to give a specific presentation. Let us know if you'd like to present!

Please sign in at the information desk so the staff can direct you to meeting room.

 

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

 

See you there!

Latest MTRAS News

Make-A-Thon May 3rd 2014

The Williamson County Library is hosting its second "Make-A-Thon" event. We had a good time last year and have decided to take part again this year.

As listed on the events website ,"The festival will consist of live demonstrations, and hands on activities using robots, painting, 3D printing, and wood working, just to name a few! There will also be crafts, including take home artwork and lego construction for patrons of all ages! And the festival wouldn’t be complete without live music and food! There will be several food vendors on site with items available for purchase throughout the festival."
http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=7792&EventID=203801&PK

We will have a table or two setup throughout the event. Setup time will be an hour before the event starts. Its a great opportunity to let residents of Mid TN know about the great stuff going on at MTRAS. I know many of you have some cool badges to show off for this one. ;-) Feel free to bring any other projects you've been working on.

Hope to see you there!

MTRAS had its second MTRAS Badge Build

MTRAS had its second MTRAS Badge build and it went great! Everyone who built the Alternating LED circuit completed it successfully. Many learned how to read a schematic, how to identify different components, and some good troubleshooting skills.

We, the organizers, learned a lot too. For example what wire not to use and to order extra battery holders .

Overall, it was a huge success. I want to say thank you to Steve Ghertner who did a great job explaining the theory of operation and purchased and bagged the components. Also, a big thanks to all the senior members who helped others out. You made it that much more successful. Thank You.

It you have an idea for a new build, please let us know. We'd love to hear what you have in mind.

See you at the next meeting!

MTRAS Makes "Make" Magizines online site.

MTRAS's new member the "ClockPlot turned TimmerPlotter" got a nice little write up on Make Magazines online site today by Author Ian Lee. The TimmerPlotter made its debut during the line following competition during Engineering Day. We hope to use it in the future for other events as well.

http://makezine.com/2014/03/10/building-a-plotclock-inspired-line-following-bot/