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RoboRama 2011b

LOCATION: Museum of Nature & Science
1318 S. 2nd Ave
Dallas, Texas
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EVENTS: Square Dance, Line Following, Table Top Challenge, RoboColumbus
DATE: 12 Nov 2011
TIME: Contest starts at noon


Roborama 2011b will include four events:

  • Indoor Events
    • Line Following - robots follow a line from a start point to an end point.
    • Square Dance - robots must travel around 4 cones laid out in a square.
    • Tabletop - robots must navigate a table without walls and move a block to a destination.
  • Outdoor Event
    • RoboColumbus - simplified one-way wayfinding to a destination point

RoboRama 2011b rules and diagrams

RoboRama 2011b Challenge level line following course layout

General RoboRama rules and diagrams for indoor events (any exceptions are noted in the 2011b doc)


If you plan on entering a robot in one or more of the events, please add your name and info to our registration spreadsheet at the link below.

Roborama 2011b Registration Spreadsheet

Prizes and Sponsors

Photos and video

Check out more than 60 other videos of Roborama 2011b on the DPRG YouTube channel. Thanks to Glenn Pipe for shooting, editing, and uploading all those videos!



  • 1st: Nick Robinson - 0"
  • 2nd: Paul Bouchier - Mo'bot - 0"
  • 3rd: Eric Chaney - QuadRunner - 10' 4"


  • 1st: John Kuhlenschmidt - 3Wheel
  • 2nd: Will Kuhnle - T2LS
  • 3rd: Doug Emes - Trakr

Line Following

  • 1st: David Ackley - ProtBot
  • 3rd: Doug Paradis - Boinger

Square Dance

  • 1st: Paul Bouchier - Mo'bot - 11/16" (new record)
  • 2nd: Doug Paradis - Little Andy - 1 1/16"
  • 3rd: Ron Grant - Tip - 11 1/4"

Best use of Vex Components in a robot: Greg Needel

DaVinci Award: Nick Robinson


Thank you to the volunteers who made the event a success:

  • Jason: Henrikson: Judge line following, Marshal
  • Dick Swan: Judge RoboColumbus & Square Dance
  • Ron Grant: Trophies
  • Doug Paradis & Amy Hedtke: Marshals
  • Steve Rainwater: Photographer
  • Glenn Pipe: Videographer

Thank you also to our sponsors: Pololu, Parallax, Tanner Electronics, Avayan Electronics (club member Jose Quinones), and club member Dale Wheat.

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