[Robocomp] Competition Update 1
matches at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au
Tue Apr 5 16:43:36 WST 2011
Congratulations on signing up to the mailing list!
Unfortunately there have been very few signups at the moment (6). I will
be working on advertising this competition more, but I have been somewhat
delayed by 3rd year physics assignments (of death). You can help by
threatening/asking your friends to join, or by recruiting team members.
I propose that instead of holding single formal competitions, we make this
more informal, with perhaps one day/night a month organised where people
can come to ucc and show off their creations. If interest increases
throughout the year we can then consider holding a larger competition.
I am still keen on having the first event in the study break; several
people have already begun making a robot so those who haven't should
hurry up and start something! To pick a date I would choose the Friday
(29th April), but this is open to change and I still have to
the committee and/or guild don't object.
The 29th of April is only a few weeks away, so here is a conservative
1. Build a chasis for your robot
2. Mount some motors and have some way for them to move forward
(You can just hookup a switch directly to the motors if you want)
3. If you are interested in the sumo competition, see if/how far/how
quickly you can push a ~1kg brick a distance of 1m
More "scientific" people should be able to choose their motors and
gearing system to be able to do this. If you can't push the brick,
consider a lower gearing ratio and more powerful motors.
If you can do all three of these, you will be well on your way to having a
working sumo bot!
The UCC is of course open throughout the week and has a lot of tools and a
project bench for anyone who wants to use them.
Please mail to this list with your thoughts. If you are already building
something (or have a plan), feel free to tell everyone what you are going
tldr; see above
Sam Moore [SZM] matches
UCC Ordinary Committee Member 2011
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