Next Meeting Is Friday, October 7, 2016

"A Journey Into The Field Of Robotics"
by Michael Wimble, KM6WP

Michael's talk is about his journey into the field of robotics, from an individual effort view. He will show the design of two robots he is currently working on, talk about the vast range of effort one can invest in building a robot, why he is working on robots and where he intends to go with them.


Michael Wimble retired in 2015 after a long career in computer software and hardware. He wrote operating systems and compilers and has several software patents related to debugging of large scale and complex systems. He owned and operated three business simultaneously: Legal Data Systems—a company that used expert systems to practice law, Iowa Mountain Software—a company that wrote compilers for others, and Wimble Robotics—a company that designed and produced prototype computer systems. He also worked at Ebnek designing super computers, Apple Computer, Alta Vista—one of the first commercial search engines, Sun Microsystems and Microsoft.


Past Meetings
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Club Meetings

The Palo Alto Amateur Radio Association meets on the 1st Friday of the month at 7:00 pm (19:00 J) (except when the first Friday lands on a holiday and typically moved to the 2nd Friday of the month).

PLEASE NOTE: The meeting location has changed. We will now be meeting in Meeting Room H6, in the Cubberley Community Center in Palo Alto. Further information is below.

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Location: Cubberley Community Center; 4000 Middflefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303.
Telephone: (650) 329-2418.

After the meeting, many members gather for beer, pizza, and eyeball QSOs at Round Table Pizza, located on El Camino Real, just a few blocks north of Ravenswood Avenue.
Location: 1225 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025

Board Meetings

Map & directions

The PAARA Board meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm (19:00 J) at Round Table Pizza, located at 1225 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025, next to the bank north of Oak Grove. We conduct most of our club business here in order to allow more time for guest speakers and socializing at regular club meetings. Any PAARA member is welcome to attend.

A few meetings throughout the year have pre-defined agenda items. These include:

September Board Meeting
The Nominating Committee is appointed by the President to decide on a slate of candidates to be recommended to the membership.

October General Meeting
The Nominating Committee presents its nominations to the membership at the regular club meeting.  Nominations from club members opens at the beginning of the meeting, and closes at the end of the meeting.

December General Meeting
Elections are held at the December annual meeting.

Board of Directors and Appointed Staff

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