Please join us at our next meeting on ???.


CIRC collaboration is enhanced by the CIRC Yahoo Group

Magazines we read:


Stores we frequent:

  logo_pololu   logo_labjack AutonomouStuff           AM6inch-01    


Packt Logo


Donations in any amount are gratefully accepted. Thanks!


Monthly Meeting Recap – 7/8/12


July 8, 2012 at 6:24 am | Monthly Meeting Recaps | No comment

Monthly Meeting Recap – 6/10/12


June 10, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Monthly Meeting Recaps | No comment

Monthly Meeting Recap – 5/13/12


May 13, 2012 at 9:35 pm | Monthly Meeting Recaps | No comment

New Monthly Meeting Location – Lakeview Library

Starting on May 13th all monthly club meetings will now take place at the Peoria Public Library Lakeview Branch instead of the North Branch location.

1137 W. Lake Ave.
Peoria, IL 61614

May 9, 2012 at 9:32 am | Announcements | 1 comment

2012 RoboGames

The 2012 RoboGames competition took place from April 20th to the 23rd at San Mateo, California. This event was attended by CIRC President Dan Toborowski and Vice President Curt Boirum. Curt competed in the event with his 3lb Beetleweight and 120lb Middleweight combat robots.


April 26, 2012 at 6:11 am | Uncategorized | No comment

Monthly Meeting Recap – 4/15/12


April 15, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Monthly Meeting Recaps | No comment

Monthly Meeting Recap – 3/11/12


March 11, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Monthly Meeting Recaps | No comment

2012 Lakeview Museum National Engineers Week Event – 2/19/12

The Lakeview Museum hosted their National Engineers Day event on February 19th. This event falls on National Engineers Week and attracts several local engineering organizations and companies. The goal is to get kids excited about engineering and science and CIRC was on hand to demonstrate some exciting robots including various robotic displays, the Marble Maze interactive game, and the “U-Drive-Em” combat robots. We had some trouble attracting visitors to our slightly out-of-the-way room but those who stopped by were very interested in our club and expressed great interest in our upcoming Bot Brawl event.

All of the organizations that participated in this event including CIRC also received a proclamation from the Mayor of Peoria! The proclamations were awarded at the February 14th city council meeting. You can watch video of the meeting here. The National Engineering Week proclamation is about 10 minutes in.

A huge thanks to Len Shelton, Mike Dvorsky, and Bruce Stott for helping with the CIRC display. We look forward to participating in this event again next year at the new Riverfront Museum!

February 19, 2012 at 8:05 pm | Community | 2 comments

2012 Lakeview Museum National Engineers Day

The Central Illinois Robotics Club will be participating in the 2012 Lakeview Museum National Engineers Week event on February 19th. This event will take the place of our monthly meeting which would have been on the same day. We’ve participated in this event the past few years and pictures are posted from 2011 and 2010.

The National Engineers Week event is scheduled from 1:00PM-4:00PM with setup from 11:00AM-1:00PM. All CIRC members are encouraged to attend and bring their robots to display. Our goal at this event is to share the excitement of robotics through displays, hands-on activities, and demonstrations. We try to include examples of all types of robots such as combat, sumo, line following,  humanoid, microcontroller projects, toys, commercially available robots, and more. This is a fantastic opportunity to get kids excited about engineering and science through robotics and it’s also a great place to advertise our 2012 Bot Brawl event.

For more information about this event click the link below…

2012 Lakeview Museum Engineering Week Flier

January 18, 2012 at 9:38 am | Announcements | No comment

2012 Bi-Weekly Build Sessions

Bi-Weekly build sessions will resume on January 26th and are moving to Thursday evenings. They will still take place from 6:00PM-8:00PM at PROBOTIX. You can find the complete schedule of bi-weekly build sessions on our Yahoo Group calender. Meeting announcements will automatically be sent to the Yahoo mailing list 2 days before each build session. A reminder, these build sessions will only take place if there is enough interest so please reply to the meeting announcements if you’re planning to attend.

A big thanks to Len Shelton for once again letting us use his facility for these meetings!

January 18, 2012 at 7:21 am | Announcements | No comment

« Previous PageNext Page »