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mikea
02-19-2012, 08:30 PM
Im new to the microcontrollers but have a basic grasp on electrical theory. I can't learn this stuff fast enough and would gain a lot from being in the presence of someone who was up on the programming, circuit improvements, proper components, ect. Are there any formal classes, clubs, or any way to rub elbows with others, rather than through the web or phone? I live just west of kalamazoo mi.............Thank you

SRLM
02-19-2012, 09:34 PM
In general, I haven't found any good robotics clubs around where I live (southern California). I've found it sufficient to hang around these forums, and to go to college (where there are a few smart people doing interesting things, and usually affiliated with a local IEEE student branch).

mikea
02-20-2012, 02:26 AM
SRLM, thank you for the reply. I've spent some time tonight on this forum and realized its a great place to start. The response time is quicker than i imagined. Thank you.

Franklin
02-20-2012, 03:58 AM
You might try these guys http://www.xipherspace.org/index.php/Main_Page

mikea
02-20-2012, 12:36 PM
Cool, thanks Franklin!

Leon
02-20-2012, 01:26 PM
Many amateur radio clubs also support electronics enthusiasts. I belong to the Hastings Electronics and Radio Club:

http://www.radioclubs.net/herc/about.php

You probably have one near you.

If you can't find a local club, you can always start one.

Tymkrs
02-21-2012, 10:01 AM
I think The Geek Group is somewhat near you too! They /were/ in Kzoo but I believe have moved to Grand Rapids - a lot of awesome nerdery there: http://thegeekgroup.org/