Friday, July 31, 2009

First robot building

What they are thinking ?

Our senior member Choon Siong is teaching...


Again, it is our honor to have you join our first robot building !!!

R&D of electronic team

R&D research team work ,what they do ?

show above !!

This girl is Soo Yin, our members.A responsible and good members!!

in robotic society, we always has genius to teach u.
we love u .

thanks .

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A meaningful visit to R.O Water SDN. BHD.

First of all, all event's committees will be appreciated for their great effort, especially Ong Chi Wei and Kien Loon.

On 8.30am, every participants are gathered at ground floor of SA block. Everyone were waiting for departure.

Lecturer of UTAR, Mr. Chua Yea Dat, joined the trip as well. ^^

On 9am sharp, we departed on UTAR bus and headed to our destination~

It took us one and half hour to reach destination due to traffic jam. =.= Here we are! ^^

Main building of R.O Water SDN. BHD.

"What is he doing there? =.="

"Come! Come! Come!~ Let's go inside~"

This is where our mineral water comes from.

We had presentation from the representatives of two companies, Vepro Group and ABB. Both presentations briefly explained the idea of robotic system and the market distribution of robotic system all around the world.

Camera man temporary stopped his job during the factory tour due to the rules of the management. Anyway, here is a brief explanation of the tour.

We had "opened our eye" during this visit. From the process of making mineral water, water filling process, until packaging. We had gained a lot of knowledge and information regarding on the process control system as well as robot system (our main point of the visit).

The factory tour took around one hour and then we proceeded to our lunch session.
Here is our unexpected lunch, MCD!!! XD

To those who are not joining: "Do regret of not joining? =P"

"It's finger licking good~" XD

Last but not least, we present our souvenir to three representatives for this trip.
First we have, R.O Water SDN. BHD.,

Then, ABB,

Third was Vepro Group,

Group photo of technical visit participants:

HOLD ON~~ extra from this trip,

"Are you seduced??" =P

Thursday, July 23, 2009

myFirst Robot

After Wednesday's session, I believe that u have totally no idea on how to build the robot. Therefore, we decided to have a demo on this Saturday (25th July 2009). Time is from 9am to 12pm, venue is SF workshop.

I will always post update in the blog, please visit the blog for updates. All information will be posted there.

On Wednesday, I had taught you:

1. The robot structure.
Rectangle structure is very stable. You can choose another design as well.

2. Sensor
IR sensor, infrared sensor. How to use 3 sensors to control it. We know that the line-following sensor is better weld under the wheel axis, because the sensor can react in the same time, and easy to be controlled.

3. Shaft
The shaft have to build that the way to fix in to the motor. Drill a hole and tighten the screw.

4. Lab machine.
Cutting Machine
Drilling Machine
Filing Machine
Please ask for lab assistance if you don't know how to use it.

For more material you can visit

What you all have to finish before the next class?
-Finish your robot structure.

I have added you in my msn, feel free to get to me.


p/s: If you wan us help you to buy the electronics components, send me an e-mail. I will send the item list to you. Or you may download the item list from the link below:

Item List

Electronic Boards and Items that are needed:

1 x MainBoard C

1 x Power Distribution Board B (+ 2 x Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) OR Li-PO batteries)

1 x Volage Regulation Board B

1 x Sensor Array Board A

1 x Analogue Comparator Board B

2 x DC Motor Driver Board A (+ 2 x DC Geared Motors)

*Multimeter, soldering iron, solder sucker, soldering lead and 0.5mmsq/1C wires can be obtained/borrowed from the electronics Lab.

Breakdown / Exact components needed for each board:

MainBoard C:

Monday, July 20, 2009

To You:

Robotic Society is now running R&D for ROBOCON 2010

We are welcome anyone who are interesting in Robotic Research to join us.
The research direaction will be toward "New Type Robot Building" and 3 main area: Programming Team, Electronic Team & Mechanical Team:

If you interesting in these Robotic Study & Robot Building,
please contact us:

..... Programming Team:
............Kaevin 012 - 4150 573
........Electronic Team:
............CS ...012 - 300 6783
........MechanicalTeam ................012-7170779
Or leave your comment and personal detail here.

You are welcome and your ablility is important!
Thank you very much & Wish you all the best!
ROBOCON 2010 Event Committee
“The path of excess leads to the tower of wisdom” – William Blake

Friday, July 17, 2009

Good news for Technical Visit!!!

To dear student:

Robotic Society is going to have a technical visit on 29th July (Wednesday).

Tell you the good news,

This is 3 in 1 trip.
Three company will participated in this visit,
1. Vepro Sdn Bhd
"What is it"
"use google, you will know why we choose it"

2. ABB sdn Bhd

3. R.O water Sdn Bhd.

This three company is partnership in the business.We go to R.O Sdn Bhd, because most of the machine produced by Vepro and ABB can be shown in R.O water.

Lunch is included,That means you can save lunch money.

This trip is from 8.00am to 3pm,
wait, "do i need to skip the class for it?"
well, 3pm means reach UTAR, if you have class on 2pm-4pm, you can have at least one hour lecture can go.

You can discuss with your lecturer, see whether they allow you to go for this visit.
UTAR lecturer is friendly and negotiable.
Try to do before you say "not" to this visit.

the fees is RM10 only, why?
everytime I see the price differentiate between non-member and member in the visit,
we feel sad since we are student.
So we set it to RM10 for student.
We believe if you are interested in making robot, one day ,you will join us ,we wait for you.

next time when your academic advisor ask you what activites you participate?
"I participated in Robotic Society technical Visit and enhance my knowledge"

Too much good news still in process.We will update further.

Remember, first come first serve, till friday 6pm,we have more than 10 students register.

Register now, dont miss the chance...

Monday booth in cafeteria,

Technical Visit Commitee


This video's length is 25 seconds.
They started at the 4th second and the drum was beaten at 22nd second.
That's means the team just took 18 seconds to achieve the victory drum.
The another team was lost by less than 1 second.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

MyFirst Robot Workshop

UTAR Robotic Society is proudly presenting you "MyFirst Robot Workshop", a workshop which opened for all FES students to learn how to build their own robot. The first class was conducted on 8th of July 2009.

Below are the information about the workshop:

Tutorial Class: Every Wednesday 4-6 pm.

The following venue will at SF block, the mechanical lab, the usage of machines will be taught here. Due to some circumstances, the following venue will be informed through e-mail 3 days in advance. Don't Worry! All updated news will be e-mailed to you. So, check your mailbox frequently.
On next Wednesday, kindly bring your robot design and present it during that day.


Electronic mentor: CHAN CHOO SHIONG

Programming mentor: LEE ZHI HONG

If have any doubts, kindly contact with David at 012-4838939 or

Bear in mind:
1. MyFirst Robot Workshop will NOT provide all material (including aluminum bar), however you can borrow from Robotics Society as a member. If you want to borrow item from Robotics Society, please download the Borrow Item List or Request Form and contact
ONG CHI WEI 017-7121175. Pass the Borrow Item List to him, and he will open the cabinet for you in certain time. You can check his schedule which is pasted on the cabinet which is placed in front of the mechanical lab(SF block). The purpose of doing this, is just to control Robotics Society's properties, feel free to borrow all your needs from Robotics Society. This is because some components are very expensive.

2. Electronics component will not be loaned, because it is consumable item and hardly to reuse. So the component should be bought by yourself. BE CAREFUL!! There are thousand of similar components in the market. You can refer to CHOO SHIONG for further information regarding on electronics components, he is a kind people.

3. I request all of the team members to present what you had done during the tutorial class. The presentation will not consume more than 3 minutes. That is the way for you to share ideas.

4. The BEST way to learn is "ASK". Please ask during the class if you face any doubts. The workshop is opened for you to ask and learn. Building robot is very flexible, you can build your robot by using your own creative idea. YES! Please do so.

5. You have to build your robot at your free time. This is because tutorial class is just for learning.

6. Enjoy!

*Remark: Please download the required documents by clicking this url:

Technical Visit to R.O Water Sdn. Bhd

Do you ever wonder where is the mineral water came from? Do you ever wonder how did the mineral water being processed? NOW, here is the chance to get you out from the mist of curiosity...

UTAR Robotic Society is going to organize a technical visit to R.O Water Sdn. Bhd., a company incorporated in Peninsular Malaysia specializing in Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water. You will be inspired by the processing of drinking water.

Besides that, you also have chance to have a glance on the working and mechanism of its product machines which are produced by Vepro Sdn. Bhd., a well known engineering company in manufacturing electronic and mechanical parts which are commonly used in heavy industry field.

This trip is highly recommended to those who have knowledge in electronic, mechanical and programming. By this visit, you will understand the principles and theories of the design and development of an equipment.

By reading the introduction above is not enough. Take an action by getting yourself to the registration booth which will be placed in UTAR's canteen in period of 21st to 23rd July. Below are the full details of the visit:

Date: 29th July 2009
Time: 10am to 3pm
Gather venue: SA block, lobby floor
Destination: R.O Water Sdn. Bhd., Lot 24, Jalan 1,
Cheras Jaya, Belakong, 43200 Selangor.
Charges: RM10 per pax (bread and drinks
will be provided by society)

8.00am- Gather at SA block
10.00am- Arrival
2.00pm- Return to UTAR

FAST!!! There are limited seats!! Don't miss the chance!!

For more information, please come forward to our registration booth and we feel pleasure to solve your doubts. =)

By Publicity Manager,
Vincent Tai Wey Sheng

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A Meaningful Video

The Title of this song is: "My Redeemer Lives".

There are no words to describe what you're about to see. It's all about HIM!

A Son asked his father, "Dad, will you take part in a marathon with me?" The father who, despite having a heart condition, says "Yes". They went on to complete the marathon together. Father and son went on to join other marathons. The father always saying "Yes" to his son's request of going through the race together. One day, the son asked his fater, "Dad, let's join the Ironman together."

To which, his father said "Yes".

For those who don't know, Ironman is the toughest triathlon ever. The race encompasses three endurance events of a 2.4 mile (3.86 kilometer) ocean swim, followed by a 112 mile (180.2 kilometer) bike ride and ending with a 26.2 mile (42.195 kilometer) marathon along the coast of the Big Island.

Father and son went on to complete the race together!

Birthday Reminder

Hi friends,

Please be inform that

15 July 2009 is KaeVin Brthday. 012-415 0573, (old already)
and 24 July 2009 is Kumar Birthday. 013-322 8914, (younger one)

Send your greeting you them.
Thank you

Thursday, July 9, 2009

R&D Recruitment

Dear All,

Robotic Society is now running R&D for ROBOCON 2010
We are welcome any members who are interesting in Robotic Research to join us.

The research direaction will be toward "New Type Robot Building" and 3 main area:
Programming Team, Electronic Team & Mechanical Team: If you interesting in these Robotic Study & Robot Building, please contact us:
..... Programming Team:
............Kaevin ...... 012 - 4150 573
........Electronic Team
............CS .............. ...012 - 300 6783
........Mechanical Team
............Kumar ..............013-322 8914
Or leave your comment and personal detail here.

You are welcome and your ablility is important!
Reply us before 25 July 2009
Thank you very much & Wish you all the best!
ROBOCON 2010 Event Committee
“The path of excess leads to the tower of wisdom” – William Blake

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

New Committee Board.

UTAR Robotic Society had been formed since year 2008. A brand new committee board is formed after second AGM meeting on 1st of July 2009.

First of all, we want to thank the previous committee board for what they had done and contribute to this new society. As we can see, UTAR Robotic Society was undergoing development stage in beginning and now the society had been grown into a stronger and more active society. Yet, there are still a lot of knowlegde waiting for us to learn and explore.

In the nutshell, we promise that we will bring out a greater and stronger UTAR Robotic Society to each and everyone.

Thank you.

Prepared by Wey Sheng (Vincent), Publicity Manager