[Discussion] Robot challenge
Gary.Tolley at cubic.com
Thu Jan 12 12:33:54 NZDT 2012
A robot is a device that has at least 1DOF, and can do a task without
A clockwork mechanism is fine
If someone could post it on the wiki, that would be great, that way it
can be linked to from twitter, FaceBook and Google+
The rules draft i've already posted, bar one amendment, once the robot
is running, each time you touch the robot before it can clear the table,
you will incur a touch penalty of 30s.
From: discussion-bounces at tangleball.org.nz
[mailto:discussion-bounces at tangleball.org.nz] On Behalf Of Robert Carter
Sent: Thursday, 12 January 2012 12:02 p.m.
To: discussion at tangleball.org.nz
Subject: Re: [Discussion] Robot challenge
Sounds like a great idea Gary. What qualifies as a robot? For example,
do non-electric clockwork automata qualify?
rob at mintmedia.co.nz
On 12/01/2012, at 11:49 AM, Tolley, Gary wrote:
> As I am organising this tabletop robot competition, does anyone have
> objections to hosting it on Saturday 25th Feb at about 2pm?
> Also, does anyone object to me cutting up a sheet of MDF to make the
> table with, I figure i'll be using about half a sheet?
> I'm going to draw up a flier, to hand out, to encourage more people to
> build robots, in particular this contest.
> It is just a simple tabletop robot clearing it of just the bottle
> from beer bottles, bot size to be within a 150mm x 150mm square, with
> Table will be 1m in diameter and painted white, with an approx 15mm
> black border.
> 10 bottle caps will be randomly distributed on the table, and you can
> start anywhere you like on the table.
> The person who can clear all the bottle caps off the table the
> wins. I have not heard back from any people, so i'm not sure what
> do for prizes, however if 10 or more people want to have a go, i'll
> out some prizes.
> You can do it by yourself, with a partner or in a team, there is also
> age restriction.
> There is no restriction on batteries that you use or controller, so
> those that want to have a go with an Arduino can do so.
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