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April 5, 2003 RoboRama.03a Results

Held at The Science Place, Fair Park, Dallas, TX

RoboRama 03a Thanks to everyone and every robot who participated in RoboRama 03a! We had a great turnout, and had around seven new members sign up. Randy Dumse announced that his friend (and new best friend of every DPRG member), Mike Keesling, had made a very, very generous donation of two encoder-equipped Swiss gearmotors to each member of the DPRG.

The DPRG extends its thanks to:

  • Master of Ceremonies: Kipton Morovec
  • Judges: Ralph Tenny, Martin Meier, Eric Yundt. I also saw Bill James helping out.
  • Sign-in, letter writing, planning, etc.: Vicky Taylor
  • Scorekeeper: Teresa Trotman
  • Scorecard transportation specialist: Travis Trotman
  • Videographer: Cindy Rivers
  • Course Set-up: John Drummond, John Drummond's truck, Martin Meier, Bill Cole, Chris Yahn, Jeff Koenig, Rita
  • Forms, printing, etc.: Steve Rainwater and Susan Chance-Rainwater
  • Award Printing: Earl Bollinger
  • Typing, lots of typing: Jeff Koenig
  • Mike Dodson - for letting us keep all of the club's oversized stuff in his warehouse
  • Summer and Rita - for putting up with us, and being great hosts
  • The Science Place - for letting use their awesome facilities
  • The following business for the donation of prizes: Solutions-Cubed, Tanner Electronics, Gordon McComb, New Micros, Inc., Lynxmotion and Midwest Computer Recyclers
Jeff Koenig
President, DPRG

View this RoboRama in the Photo Gallery, or get the video from Gold Leopard Productions.

 
Quick Trip
Place Builder Robot Score Prize
1st John Caldwell Fast 243 Motor Mind C dual H-bridge controller and carrier board, donated by Solutions-Cubed
2nd David Peterson Shnoz 224 $25 Gift Certificate, donated by Tanner Electronics
3rd Rick Bickle Model 1 204 "Robot Builder's Bonanza" donated and autographed by the author, Gordon McComb
Line Following
1st David Peterson Shnoz 246 Motor Mind C dual H-bridge controller and carrier board, donated by Solutions-Cubed
2nd Randy Dumse Mike 3 230 $25 Gift Certificate, donated by Tanner Electronics
3rd Karim Virani K.O.K 219 "Robot Builder's Bonanza" donated and autographed by the author, Gordon McComb
T-Time
1st John Caldwell Spur Gear 270 2 2 1/2" Std sumo robot tires, 2 6mm alu. hub for sumo tires, 2 gear head motors (12v, 50:1), 1 Next Step Micro, 1 Dual H-Bridge Kit, 1 Line Tracking Kit, 1 IR Proximity detector. Donated by Lynxmotion
2nd Travis Trotman R2 252 $25 Gift Certificate, donated by Tanner Electronics
3rd Rick Bickle Model 1 232 Cannon dual-gearmotor assembly, donated by Midwest Computer Recyclers
Can-Can
1st John Caldwell Plan A 226 IsoPod V2 Development Kit with RC Servo Adapter, donated by New Micros, Inc.
2nd Sheila Doyle 6 Pack 185 $25 Gift Certificate, donated by Tanner Electronics
Judges' Awards
Award Builder Robot
Best Engineered Brian Huff Tarantula-Bot
Da Vinci Frank Elia Analog Switch
Fried Eric Sumner Hackbot
 

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