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[DPRG] Re: Big Sumo Ring

Subject: [DPRG] Re: Big Sumo Ring
From: Kipton Moravec kip at kdream.com
Date: Sun Dec 15 23:15:02 CST 2002

I resemble that remark. :)

I will try to get back to the Micromouse course between Christmas and New


----- Original Message -----
>From: "Rodent" <daweasel at swbell.net>
To: "DPRG" <dprglist at dprg.org>
Sent: Sunday, December 15, 2002 11:01 PM
Subject: Re: [DPRG] Re: Big Sumo Ring

> I think we need to finish what we started (the micromouse course /
> competition) before we dive into something else. Besides, if only one or
> folks are interested, they should build their own big sumo ring.
> **********
> > Thanks for the info Eric, that's most interesting.
> > You guys are so good at making metal thingies. I know I bought some
> thingies
> > from them and they are good.
> > All we need then is a estimate on how much it would cost us, for you to
> make
> > the metal ring.
> > We can then get the DPRG membership to vote on it at the next meeting.
> >
> > Oops, I guess we need to think about the wood frame some. Maybe a simple
> 2x4
> > frame setup would be
> > all that's needed. I don't see a reason to have the entire base as more
> > less solid wood.
> > Of course I'd have to hit up a few Home Depots and Lowes to find several
> > straight 2x4's.Would countersinking a few screw/bolt holes be OK?
> > Or should we simply RTV the thing down to a frame?
> > A roll or two of masking tape, and a few cans of flat black and white
> > Rustoleum paint isn't a problem.
> >
> > Looks like we might have to start thinking about what time of the year
> > plan for a sumo competition. I would assume we'd want to have it at the
> > Science place.
> > Maybe including the Mini-Sumo (micro sumo?) events at that time might be
> fun
> > too. Just in case we
> > don't get a lot of 22cm x 22cm entries.
> > I see a RC novice class, RC advanced, Autonomous Novice and Autonomous
> > Advanced.
> > Maybe a Lego/Kynex class as well. Depends on the interest and entries.
> > Advanced would likely be the magnet, vaccumn, and custom sticky tire
> > I would think that if you win 1st in novice you'd move up to the
> > class at the next competition. That way others have a chance at winning
> too.
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