Robo-One UK Saturday 28th June 2008

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Robo-One UK Saturday 28th June 2008

Post by Robo1 » Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:15 pm

Post by Robo1
Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:15 pm

Hello all.

Were have our next event on the Saturday the 28 June.

This event is held at this location:

Technology Innovation Centre
Millennium Point
Birmingham B4 7XG

I've created a new web site for our club, it's work in progress so it should get better over time.

robo-one.org.uk

Events include:

robot ku-fu
running race
stairs walking

See you there Bren
Hello all.

Were have our next event on the Saturday the 28 June.

This event is held at this location:

Technology Innovation Centre
Millennium Point
Birmingham B4 7XG

I've created a new web site for our club, it's work in progress so it should get better over time.

robo-one.org.uk

Events include:

robot ku-fu
running race
stairs walking

See you there Bren
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Post by Orac » Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:53 pm

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Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:53 pm

Hi, looks good, just need to find all the bits that fell off the robot last weekend :)


I believe football was a great success and I think the consensus was to add it in for June.

I'll have a think about ways of building a more durable portable playing arena.

Thanks
Hi, looks good, just need to find all the bits that fell off the robot last weekend :)


I believe football was a great success and I think the consensus was to add it in for June.

I'll have a think about ways of building a more durable portable playing arena.

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Post by BillB » Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:24 pm

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Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:24 pm

Football was indeed a great success. Technically it is easier than the other events. I found that 95% of the time I used only 4 moves: Turn Right, Turn Left, Sidestep Left & Sidestep Right. And that is it!

No fancy kick moves required for most of the match - just sidestep into the ball to kick (well bounce of the foot).

All in all Football is easy for all to compete in - perfect for beginners and veterens alike. The trick is create a fast sidestep for your Robot (faster than those in the standard template).

Bill
Football was indeed a great success. Technically it is easier than the other events. I found that 95% of the time I used only 4 moves: Turn Right, Turn Left, Sidestep Left & Sidestep Right. And that is it!

No fancy kick moves required for most of the match - just sidestep into the ball to kick (well bounce of the foot).

All in all Football is easy for all to compete in - perfect for beginners and veterens alike. The trick is create a fast sidestep for your Robot (faster than those in the standard template).

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Post by NovaOne » Sat Apr 26, 2008 7:49 am

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Sat Apr 26, 2008 7:49 am

Nice web page, Bren.
Just a few suggestions for additions.

If every one attending the event, post the specs of their robot, to go on a stats page:
eg
Avatar ID:
Photo:
Height:
Mass:
Base model or homebuild:
Modifications:
Control method:
Age of robot...(One year := 6 robot years) :lol: Ok, maybe just build date.

Also I think it was Sonic that suggested we follow an event timetable that complements the Micromouse one.
Nice web page, Bren.
Just a few suggestions for additions.

If every one attending the event, post the specs of their robot, to go on a stats page:
eg
Avatar ID:
Photo:
Height:
Mass:
Base model or homebuild:
Modifications:
Control method:
Age of robot...(One year := 6 robot years) :lol: Ok, maybe just build date.

Also I think it was Sonic that suggested we follow an event timetable that complements the Micromouse one.
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Post by StuartL » Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:20 am

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Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:20 am

I'll be there with the humanoid and snake. Potentially with a maze-solver too, depending on how much time I can create between now and then...
I'll be there with the humanoid and snake. Potentially with a maze-solver too, depending on how much time I can create between now and then...
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Post by Robo1 » Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:47 am

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Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:47 am

Alright all

I got this message from tony that organises the micromouse.

Hi Bren

That’s fine … We will have some sort of stand set up at Leicester, so just turn up and drop your bots on it when you want.

I have been thinking about changing the name of our event in June to represent the range of robot activities that we now have, so micromouse would be an event within the overall competition, just as biped events would be. This puts things on a equal footing and may encourage more people to come along. This of course means that we formalise the biped events as regulars in June and November. What do you think? Any suggestions for a name? I thought, somewhat sadly, that ‘ROBOTICA’ would be a suitable cover-all….. it’s got TIC in it – but lot of references to that exist.


So what do you think I would say the names good and that we should do this. It would mean that we had set dates for events in advance. The first bit is about the space/robot event next month so if you want to take you bot you can always just leave it with them when looking around and just get it out to do some demos.

NovaOne - will do that in the future but I just put up a holding page until I do it properly.

Bren
Alright all

I got this message from tony that organises the micromouse.

Hi Bren

That’s fine … We will have some sort of stand set up at Leicester, so just turn up and drop your bots on it when you want.

I have been thinking about changing the name of our event in June to represent the range of robot activities that we now have, so micromouse would be an event within the overall competition, just as biped events would be. This puts things on a equal footing and may encourage more people to come along. This of course means that we formalise the biped events as regulars in June and November. What do you think? Any suggestions for a name? I thought, somewhat sadly, that ‘ROBOTICA’ would be a suitable cover-all….. it’s got TIC in it – but lot of references to that exist.


So what do you think I would say the names good and that we should do this. It would mean that we had set dates for events in advance. The first bit is about the space/robot event next month so if you want to take you bot you can always just leave it with them when looking around and just get it out to do some demos.

NovaOne - will do that in the future but I just put up a holding page until I do it properly.

Bren
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Post by StuartL » Tue Apr 29, 2008 7:56 am

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Tue Apr 29, 2008 7:56 am

'Robotica' to me sounds like that awful US TV programme that was an unashamed rip-off of Robot Wars.

How about 'Robogames UK'? That way we get an inherent relationship with the biggest one in the US and with any luck will draw out the competitive spirit in most people...?

Thoughts?
'Robotica' to me sounds like that awful US TV programme that was an unashamed rip-off of Robot Wars.

How about 'Robogames UK'? That way we get an inherent relationship with the biggest one in the US and with any luck will draw out the competitive spirit in most people...?

Thoughts?
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Post by Robo1 » Sat May 03, 2008 11:31 am

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Post by Orac » Sat May 03, 2008 12:29 pm

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Sat May 03, 2008 12:29 pm

Sounds fine to me, need to be a bit careful about use of names though.

Formalising the dates is good, gives us something to work to.

We could do with some more support from some of the silent UK members in the forums.

Just coming along on the day is great, if you can bring a robot in any condition, that would be great too.

I may bring along my rover if its built in time to display some autonomous behaviour aswell.

Thanks
Sounds fine to me, need to be a bit careful about use of names though.

Formalising the dates is good, gives us something to work to.

We could do with some more support from some of the silent UK members in the forums.

Just coming along on the day is great, if you can bring a robot in any condition, that would be great too.

I may bring along my rover if its built in time to display some autonomous behaviour aswell.

Thanks
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Post by Robo1 » Sat May 03, 2008 3:08 pm

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Sat May 03, 2008 3:08 pm

Alright Orac

Would love to see your rover. I think that's the point of changing the name so it's about all types of robots and creates a bigger scene about robots in general.

Bren
Alright Orac

Would love to see your rover. I think that's the point of changing the name so it's about all types of robots and creates a bigger scene about robots in general.

Bren
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Post by Robo1 » Fri May 09, 2008 1:25 pm

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Post by Robo1 » Sat May 24, 2008 1:40 pm

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Sat May 24, 2008 1:40 pm

I hope every ones using the bank holiday to the best of there ability to get there bots ready for next month.

Bren
I hope every ones using the bank holiday to the best of there ability to get there bots ready for next month.

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Post by Orac » Sat May 24, 2008 6:07 pm

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Sat May 24, 2008 6:07 pm

Yep, I need to figure out why my robot seems to be limping after the football match.

Looks like the home position has gone from one of the servos. Is that unusual, could the gears have slipped round a little during a heavy impact?
Yep, I need to figure out why my robot seems to be limping after the football match.

Looks like the home position has gone from one of the servos. Is that unusual, could the gears have slipped round a little during a heavy impact?
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Post by StuartL » Sun May 25, 2008 7:23 am

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Sun May 25, 2008 7:23 am

Orac wrote:Yep, I need to figure out why my robot seems to be limping after the football match.

Looks like the home position has gone from one of the servos. Is that unusual, could the gears have slipped round a little during a heavy impact?


No, gear slippage is usually independent from the potentiometer mounting. You could have gained a few degrees of slack if the servo horn wasn't bolted up properly, though.
Orac wrote:Yep, I need to figure out why my robot seems to be limping after the football match.

Looks like the home position has gone from one of the servos. Is that unusual, could the gears have slipped round a little during a heavy impact?


No, gear slippage is usually independent from the potentiometer mounting. You could have gained a few degrees of slack if the servo horn wasn't bolted up properly, though.
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Post by Sonic » Tue May 27, 2008 11:24 am

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Tue May 27, 2008 11:24 am

I have been working on building a Sam r I kit mini sumo wrestling so that I can compete in Birmingham although I still have a fair bit of work to do to fitting of more sensors http://robosavvy.com/store/product_info ... cts_id/374
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Also have entered I-sobot in the sumo as he fits all the requirements to compete although I don't think he will do all that well. :lol:
I have been working on building a Sam r I kit mini sumo wrestling so that I can compete in Birmingham although I still have a fair bit of work to do to fitting of more sensors http://robosavvy.com/store/product_info ... cts_id/374
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Also have entered I-sobot in the sumo as he fits all the requirements to compete although I don't think he will do all that well. :lol:
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