Fall Chibotica/iHobby 2008, Who's Going?

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Post by srobot » Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:28 pm

Post by srobot
Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:28 pm

To make this very clear, humanoid events will be held only on Saturday

I will bring my Bioloid and lego sumo robots.


Where:

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont IL USA

(Same as the years before)

Map:


http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8& ... 0554267.00\
043c0e193705df36223&ll=41.979755,-87.859876&spn=0.002831,0.005021&t=k&z=18&om=1

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Notes:

Last year there was no parking in the "$11 Parking", so I went to
"Alternate Connected Park". After going on the elevators (or stairs)
in the parking garage to get to the "Habi-Trail", you will then end up
in the main building, you will not be able to enter the show from
there. Now (roughly) follow "Line 2" all the way to "Lobby and Badges".

If you signed up for Chibotica *before* September 17, once you are in the lobby approach the badge/ticket booth that is
labeled "Exhibitor". If you signed up *after* September 17, go to the normal booth (I'm not sure of it's name) and pay the $10 (I am not sure of the exact fee).



Remember - this is *not* a one story building. If I remember
correctly, after both paths from parking join, you must go down stairs.

Builder's Tip - Try to get in to iHobby Expo *before* 10:00 (public opening
time). This way you can avoid a *long* wait to get your badge(s) (a
few builders where talking about this last year), and get your robots ready.

I will be going on Saturday and will post more tips for the Sunday people.

Time & Dates:

Dates for Chibotica/Public iHobby:

Saturday and Sunday, October 18 & 19, 2008

Public - 10am - 5pm

Registered Builders - 9am - 5pm
(this is to the end of the event, you will have extra time for packing up your robots)


Saturday, October 18th, 2008


======================

10:00 am - Line Maze

11:00 am - Advanced Table Top

12:00 - Break (possible ChiBall practice if warranted)

1:00 pm - Racing Line Following

2:00 pm - Practice ChiBall time

3:00 pm - ChiBall

4:00 pm - Humanoid Demo

Humanoid Stairs (or on other half of game table if running late)

Humanoid Kung Fu



Lego Sumo (starts at 1:30 pm and runs until 4:00 pm in parallel with other events)




Sunday, October 19th, 2008

=====================

11:00 am Advanced Line Following

12:00 - 1:00 pm Basic Table Top

1:00 pm Break

2:00 pm Basic Line Following

3:00 pm Expert Line Following

4:00 pm Robot Talent


Mini Sumo (start at 12:30pm and runs until 4:00 pm in parallel with other events)

To make this very clear, humanoid events will be only held on Saturday



If anyone is in the Chicago area and are interested in robotics, or RC stuff, you are very welcome to come! Feel free to come up and talk to us about your ideas, or ask us any questions you may have! This event is by no means only builders.
To make this very clear, humanoid events will be held only on Saturday

I will bring my Bioloid and lego sumo robots.


Where:

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont IL USA

(Same as the years before)

Map:


http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8& ... 0554267.00\
043c0e193705df36223&ll=41.979755,-87.859876&spn=0.002831,0.005021&t=k&z=18&om=1

(Copy the URL)


Notes:

Last year there was no parking in the "$11 Parking", so I went to
"Alternate Connected Park". After going on the elevators (or stairs)
in the parking garage to get to the "Habi-Trail", you will then end up
in the main building, you will not be able to enter the show from
there. Now (roughly) follow "Line 2" all the way to "Lobby and Badges".

If you signed up for Chibotica *before* September 17, once you are in the lobby approach the badge/ticket booth that is
labeled "Exhibitor". If you signed up *after* September 17, go to the normal booth (I'm not sure of it's name) and pay the $10 (I am not sure of the exact fee).



Remember - this is *not* a one story building. If I remember
correctly, after both paths from parking join, you must go down stairs.

Builder's Tip - Try to get in to iHobby Expo *before* 10:00 (public opening
time). This way you can avoid a *long* wait to get your badge(s) (a
few builders where talking about this last year), and get your robots ready.

I will be going on Saturday and will post more tips for the Sunday people.

Time & Dates:

Dates for Chibotica/Public iHobby:

Saturday and Sunday, October 18 & 19, 2008

Public - 10am - 5pm

Registered Builders - 9am - 5pm
(this is to the end of the event, you will have extra time for packing up your robots)


Saturday, October 18th, 2008


======================

10:00 am - Line Maze

11:00 am - Advanced Table Top

12:00 - Break (possible ChiBall practice if warranted)

1:00 pm - Racing Line Following

2:00 pm - Practice ChiBall time

3:00 pm - ChiBall

4:00 pm - Humanoid Demo

Humanoid Stairs (or on other half of game table if running late)

Humanoid Kung Fu



Lego Sumo (starts at 1:30 pm and runs until 4:00 pm in parallel with other events)




Sunday, October 19th, 2008

=====================

11:00 am Advanced Line Following

12:00 - 1:00 pm Basic Table Top

1:00 pm Break

2:00 pm Basic Line Following

3:00 pm Expert Line Following

4:00 pm Robot Talent


Mini Sumo (start at 12:30pm and runs until 4:00 pm in parallel with other events)

To make this very clear, humanoid events will be only held on Saturday



If anyone is in the Chicago area and are interested in robotics, or RC stuff, you are very welcome to come! Feel free to come up and talk to us about your ideas, or ask us any questions you may have! This event is by no means only builders.
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Post by Gort » Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:37 pm

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Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:37 pm

I am thinking about it. I am also looking into taking the train instead of driving because of gas prices! 8)
I am thinking about it. I am also looking into taking the train instead of driving because of gas prices! 8)
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Post by srobot » Thu Jun 26, 2008 6:47 pm

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Thu Jun 26, 2008 6:47 pm

Cool, Mike it'd be fun to have you again!

Here is part of a post from the ChiBots group:

"The Fall Chibotica at iHobby will be held like any of our other Chibotica's, robot registrations will determine which events will be run. I can guarantee Chiball will run, perhaps a demo game at the July meeting will spark more interest? We'll see..."

"I would ask that anyone planning on participating in any of the contests register now so we can start squaring this away if some people can not make both days." ~ KJohn

I'm signed up for Humanoid Stairs, Humanoid Kung-Fu, and Lego Sumo.

You can sign up by going to the Chibots website (http://www.chibots.org), register if you are not already, click on Create Content below your name, click on Robot Profile, after you have saved your robot profile click on Event Registration, choose the event and the robot and click Submit. You can either pay $10 per family per event (not per robot) or you can pay $20 to become a member for one year and get into Fall Chibotica and Spring Chibotica plus you will be able to vote and stuff. Either way you can pay with PayPal now to [vice president at chibots.org] (take out the spaces and change "at" to @), or pay at Chibotica (to Royce I think...). If you use PayPal, tell them what the money is for

All of the events and rules can be seen on the Chibots website on the right side.

http://www.chibots.org

This year at iHobby it looks like there will be more robot booths over last year.

You can see pictures and videos from Fall Chibotica/iHobby 2007 here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/srobot/set ... 671880206/

http://youtube.com/results?search_query ... type=&aq=f

iHobby Expo's Website:
http://www.ihobbyexpo.com

Cheers,
--Scotty

By the way, I got a new HD video camera!

Edit - If you use PayPal, tell them what the money is for :p
Cool, Mike it'd be fun to have you again!

Here is part of a post from the ChiBots group:

"The Fall Chibotica at iHobby will be held like any of our other Chibotica's, robot registrations will determine which events will be run. I can guarantee Chiball will run, perhaps a demo game at the July meeting will spark more interest? We'll see..."

"I would ask that anyone planning on participating in any of the contests register now so we can start squaring this away if some people can not make both days." ~ KJohn

I'm signed up for Humanoid Stairs, Humanoid Kung-Fu, and Lego Sumo.

You can sign up by going to the Chibots website (http://www.chibots.org), register if you are not already, click on Create Content below your name, click on Robot Profile, after you have saved your robot profile click on Event Registration, choose the event and the robot and click Submit. You can either pay $10 per family per event (not per robot) or you can pay $20 to become a member for one year and get into Fall Chibotica and Spring Chibotica plus you will be able to vote and stuff. Either way you can pay with PayPal now to [vice president at chibots.org] (take out the spaces and change "at" to @), or pay at Chibotica (to Royce I think...). If you use PayPal, tell them what the money is for

All of the events and rules can be seen on the Chibots website on the right side.

http://www.chibots.org

This year at iHobby it looks like there will be more robot booths over last year.

You can see pictures and videos from Fall Chibotica/iHobby 2007 here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/srobot/set ... 671880206/

http://youtube.com/results?search_query ... type=&aq=f

iHobby Expo's Website:
http://www.ihobbyexpo.com

Cheers,
--Scotty

By the way, I got a new HD video camera!

Edit - If you use PayPal, tell them what the money is for :p
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Post by srobot » Thu Jun 26, 2008 6:56 pm

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Thu Jun 26, 2008 6:56 pm

On the iHobby web page:

"[...]hotels are selling out already. Make your hotel reservations at your preferred hotel NOW!"
On the iHobby web page:

"[...]hotels are selling out already. Make your hotel reservations at your preferred hotel NOW!"
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Post by srobot » Thu Jun 26, 2008 7:01 pm

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Thu Jun 26, 2008 7:01 pm

Where:

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont IL USA

(Same as the years before)

Dates for public iHobby:

Saturday and Sunday, October 18 & 19, 2008

Chibotica may be over one or both days, I'll keep you updated.
Where:

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont IL USA

(Same as the years before)

Dates for public iHobby:

Saturday and Sunday, October 18 & 19, 2008

Chibotica may be over one or both days, I'll keep you updated.
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Post by Gort » Thu Jun 26, 2008 9:27 pm

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What have you got your Bioloid doing? Will it be ready for a Kung-Fu match with my Robonova-1
What have you got your Bioloid doing? Will it be ready for a Kung-Fu match with my Robonova-1
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Post by srobot » Thu Jun 26, 2008 9:52 pm

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Gort wrote:What have you got your Bioloid? Will it be ready for a Kung-Fu match with my Robonova-1


Yup, I've had the Bioloid since January (2008).

I'm working on some secret custom "stuff" for him. Be ready for a fight :D, and stairs if you want!

I hope Matt B comes again, it sure would be fun... Matt how 'bout it?

Mike did you get your control program complete? If not you might need it :)

Let me know if you're coming!

Cheers!
Gort wrote:What have you got your Bioloid? Will it be ready for a Kung-Fu match with my Robonova-1


Yup, I've had the Bioloid since January (2008).

I'm working on some secret custom "stuff" for him. Be ready for a fight :D, and stairs if you want!

I hope Matt B comes again, it sure would be fun... Matt how 'bout it?

Mike did you get your control program complete? If not you might need it :)

Let me know if you're coming!

Cheers!
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Post by srobot » Thu Jun 26, 2008 9:55 pm

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I forgot to say that I'm also signed up for Humanoid Demo.
I forgot to say that I'm also signed up for Humanoid Demo.
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Post by Gort » Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:09 pm

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I can control my Robonova using a PS2 remote control. The setup is very similar to what I-Bot is doing. I should be there unless something unforeseen happens. :D
I can control my Robonova using a PS2 remote control. The setup is very similar to what I-Bot is doing. I should be there unless something unforeseen happens. :D
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Post by srobot » Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:33 pm

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Cool!

I'll see you then!

8)
Cool!

I'll see you then!

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Post by srobot » Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:30 am

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Update - Matt Bauer still has to get back to me, but if he is not in Hong Kong at the time he may come!
Update - Matt Bauer still has to get back to me, but if he is not in Hong Kong at the time he may come!
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Post by Gort » Tue Sep 02, 2008 6:42 pm

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Scotty, will it only be you and me with humanoid robots?
Scotty, will it only be you and me with humanoid robots?
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Post by srobot » Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:48 pm

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Gort wrote:Scotty, will it only be you and me with humanoid robots?


Mike,

I was just thinking about that also. It looks like Royce will also bring his humanoid. A few companies will also have a few humanoids (like last year how TR entered in Humanoid Demo).

Marc Lampcov, who was at iHobby 2007 will be there will his new company Robofactors (while he won't let me say what it is, I can say it will be a new humanoid robot :D).
Gort wrote:Scotty, will it only be you and me with humanoid robots?


Mike,

I was just thinking about that also. It looks like Royce will also bring his humanoid. A few companies will also have a few humanoids (like last year how TR entered in Humanoid Demo).

Marc Lampcov, who was at iHobby 2007 will be there will his new company Robofactors (while he won't let me say what it is, I can say it will be a new humanoid robot :D).
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Post by Gort » Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:04 pm

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Our you ready for all three events? I still have work to do. I always seem too need more time. I am going to show up in Chicago on Friday. Is there anything going on Friday afternoon or evening?
Our you ready for all three events? I still have work to do. I always seem too need more time. I am going to show up in Chicago on Friday. Is there anything going on Friday afternoon or evening?
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Post by srobot » Wed Sep 03, 2008 3:48 am

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I am almost ready for Kung-Fu, I'm going to get as far as I can with stairs although I am not too sure I will make it up and down (I will be happy if I get even the first 3 stairs)... For demo, I'm going to use any fun moves I have in my 'moves collection'.

I hope to have Humanoid Stairs completed by the time RoboGames comes.

Hmm, I can not think of anything that will be going on on Friday. You should Google if any non-robot related event will be going on. I heard something about a 'Year Of Science' going on in Chicago although I am not quite sure what this is.

It is looking to be a great time we will be having at iHobby!

--Scotty
I am almost ready for Kung-Fu, I'm going to get as far as I can with stairs although I am not too sure I will make it up and down (I will be happy if I get even the first 3 stairs)... For demo, I'm going to use any fun moves I have in my 'moves collection'.

I hope to have Humanoid Stairs completed by the time RoboGames comes.

Hmm, I can not think of anything that will be going on on Friday. You should Google if any non-robot related event will be going on. I heard something about a 'Year Of Science' going on in Chicago although I am not quite sure what this is.

It is looking to be a great time we will be having at iHobby!

--Scotty
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