Fall Chibotica/iHobby 2008, Who's Going?

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Post by Gort » Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:30 pm

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Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:30 pm

8) I found a cheap way to get from KC to Chicago. I am going to take the train! My round trip ticket only cost me 90.00 dollars! That is cheaper then by car or plane. I know that Hitec will be there but no one from the robotics side of the company. What about Robotis or other robotic companies?
8) I found a cheap way to get from KC to Chicago. I am going to take the train! My round trip ticket only cost me 90.00 dollars! That is cheaper then by car or plane. I know that Hitec will be there but no one from the robotics side of the company. What about Robotis or other robotic companies?
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Post by Gort » Thu Oct 02, 2008 6:41 pm

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Only about two weeks until the event! I just saw that the RoboPhilo creators will be there. I hope that gas prices and the economy will not limit attendants?
Only about two weeks until the event! I just saw that the RoboPhilo creators will be there. I hope that gas prices and the economy will not limit attendants?
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Post by srobot » Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:29 pm

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Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:29 pm

I just checked the site, Rob Farrell (Bullit) is going with Zog!

Looks like I have some more work to do :wink:

This will be a great time!
I just checked the site, Rob Farrell (Bullit) is going with Zog!

Looks like I have some more work to do :wink:

This will be a great time!
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Post by srobot » Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:35 pm

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Matt Bauer is also on the list of people who will have tags made, although I have no word if he will be joining us for Kung-Fu.
Matt Bauer is also on the list of people who will have tags made, although I have no word if he will be joining us for Kung-Fu.
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Post by srobot » Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:04 pm

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Here is a link to the iHobby floorplan. It lists the booth that will be at the event.

http://www.ihobbyexpo.com/floor_maps.cfm

The bottom right hand side is where most of the robot action will be.

I was hoping Robotis would be there, although I can't find them. I also don't see RoboPhilo. Maybe not all companies are listed?

MINDS-i will again have a booth. I am interested in what they have done in the last year. At iHobby 2007, they thought that the kits will be out in Spring 2008, which never happened. What ever the case, I'm sure we will be seeing them sold soon!
Here is a link to the iHobby floorplan. It lists the booth that will be at the event.

http://www.ihobbyexpo.com/floor_maps.cfm

The bottom right hand side is where most of the robot action will be.

I was hoping Robotis would be there, although I can't find them. I also don't see RoboPhilo. Maybe not all companies are listed?

MINDS-i will again have a booth. I am interested in what they have done in the last year. At iHobby 2007, they thought that the kits will be out in Spring 2008, which never happened. What ever the case, I'm sure we will be seeing them sold soon!
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Post by Gort » Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:19 pm

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Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:19 pm

It looks like that there will be over 10 humanoids at I-Hobby! :o the turn out is going to be a lot bigger than I thought. It sounds like Chicago is the place to be this weekend if you are interested in Humanoid robots.
It looks like that there will be over 10 humanoids at I-Hobby! :o the turn out is going to be a lot bigger than I thought. It sounds like Chicago is the place to be this weekend if you are interested in Humanoid robots.
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Post by lampcov » Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:23 am

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Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:23 am

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


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).


Hey Guys,

Yup, I'll be there all right, and thanks for the mention Scotty. We've had an incredibly rough road getting this bot together, and it was looking pretty bad for a while, but in the last couple weeks things got back on track and we will be there. The new bot is coming together nicely, but we're not quite done with the controller. We will have moving bots there to show, and I'm pretty excited about it.

The website is updated, so feel free to check it out, and please stop by the booth, we'll be right next to my good buddy Matt Trossen. I welcome all of your input, both good and bad. We're still finalizing details so don't be shy! If you think we should change something let me know, maybe we can! Maybe I'll even get Limor to take a look at it ;)

See you all in a couple days! (I'm off to Chicago Weds AM to set up!)
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Gort wrote:Scotty, will it only be you and me with humanoid robots?


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).


Hey Guys,

Yup, I'll be there all right, and thanks for the mention Scotty. We've had an incredibly rough road getting this bot together, and it was looking pretty bad for a while, but in the last couple weeks things got back on track and we will be there. The new bot is coming together nicely, but we're not quite done with the controller. We will have moving bots there to show, and I'm pretty excited about it.

The website is updated, so feel free to check it out, and please stop by the booth, we'll be right next to my good buddy Matt Trossen. I welcome all of your input, both good and bad. We're still finalizing details so don't be shy! If you think we should change something let me know, maybe we can! Maybe I'll even get Limor to take a look at it ;)

See you all in a couple days! (I'm off to Chicago Weds AM to set up!)
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Post by Tyberius » Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:29 am

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Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:29 am

Looking forward to seeing you guys at iHobby, I'll be at the Trossen Booth
Looking forward to seeing you guys at iHobby, I'll be at the Trossen Booth
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Post by srobot » Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:46 pm

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Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:46 pm

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

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 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.


Time & Dates:

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

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 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.


Time & Dates:

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
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Post by Gort » Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:15 pm

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Did you just get the schedule? That only gives us one hour for three events? There may be over 10 humanoid robots?
Did you just get the schedule? That only gives us one hour for three events? There may be over 10 humanoid robots?
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Post by lampcov » Thu Oct 16, 2008 12:33 am

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Thu Oct 16, 2008 12:33 am

Well, we're here at iHobby! It's pretty cool watching everything get set up. As for Robots, I saw our friends from RoboPhilo are here, Hitec is here, with a much smaller booth than last year, and out booth-mates Trossen Robotics will be arriving tomorrow morning (Lucky b@stards are local!).

The Chibots area is killer impressive. I heard the union guys bitching about all the tables and electrical drops they had to do. Good job guys! Way to upset the union. ;)

Can't wait to see all that can make it!

Marc
Robofactors
Well, we're here at iHobby! It's pretty cool watching everything get set up. As for Robots, I saw our friends from RoboPhilo are here, Hitec is here, with a much smaller booth than last year, and out booth-mates Trossen Robotics will be arriving tomorrow morning (Lucky b@stards are local!).

The Chibots area is killer impressive. I heard the union guys bitching about all the tables and electrical drops they had to do. Good job guys! Way to upset the union. ;)

Can't wait to see all that can make it!

Marc
Robofactors
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Post by Gort » Mon Oct 20, 2008 12:52 am

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We need to get an article in Robot and Servo magazine about Chibotica! With lots of pictures like RoboGames got in both magazines. Royce needs to put his presentation on robots on-line so people can see it.
We need to get an article in Robot and Servo magazine about Chibotica! With lots of pictures like RoboGames got in both magazines. Royce needs to put his presentation on robots on-line so people can see it.
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Post by srobot » Mon Oct 20, 2008 3:35 am

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That was fun!

As of 30 minutes ago, I am back home!

I tried to get the pictures and video on my computer to upload yesterday, although I can not figure out my new camera.... I'll read the manual now that I'm home and get those up soon!

Mike - How was stairs and demo?

Here is the placement of the Kung-Fu event:

1st - Rob and Chris Farrell (Bullit and Hivemind)
2nd - Scotty Rippel (me, srobot)
3rd - Mike Overstreet (Gort)

I will email Robot and Servo and see if they want to use some pictures.

Big thanks to Royce for running the show!
That was fun!

As of 30 minutes ago, I am back home!

I tried to get the pictures and video on my computer to upload yesterday, although I can not figure out my new camera.... I'll read the manual now that I'm home and get those up soon!

Mike - How was stairs and demo?

Here is the placement of the Kung-Fu event:

1st - Rob and Chris Farrell (Bullit and Hivemind)
2nd - Scotty Rippel (me, srobot)
3rd - Mike Overstreet (Gort)

I will email Robot and Servo and see if they want to use some pictures.

Big thanks to Royce for running the show!
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Post by Tyberius » Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:51 pm

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Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:51 pm

Unfortunately the majority of my time was spent manning the Trossen Robotics booth, we were getting swarmed over there.

I managed to snap a few pictures when it was slow and/or before opening in the mornings. I put them into a gallery here:

http://forums.trossenrobotics.com/galle ... =9&userid=

Probably the most interesting thing there: Farrell Robotics' new bots, Zyn and Kai!

I had a blast talking with the Farrells again, they're a great bunch. I learned a lot in the short time I spoke with them, and checking out their new bots was awesome.

We even had Zog (or was it Oro?) come over to our booth and fight a Robobuilder I was controlling at the time. They took it pretty easy on me, but some of the results were pretty hilarious (ie: me trying to kick them and knocking my own bot backwards when the kick landed). We have video of the fight that we'll get posted sometime soon.
Unfortunately the majority of my time was spent manning the Trossen Robotics booth, we were getting swarmed over there.

I managed to snap a few pictures when it was slow and/or before opening in the mornings. I put them into a gallery here:

http://forums.trossenrobotics.com/galle ... =9&userid=

Probably the most interesting thing there: Farrell Robotics' new bots, Zyn and Kai!

I had a blast talking with the Farrells again, they're a great bunch. I learned a lot in the short time I spoke with them, and checking out their new bots was awesome.

We even had Zog (or was it Oro?) come over to our booth and fight a Robobuilder I was controlling at the time. They took it pretty easy on me, but some of the results were pretty hilarious (ie: me trying to kick them and knocking my own bot backwards when the kick landed). We have video of the fight that we'll get posted sometime soon.
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Post by srobot » Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:39 pm

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