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[DPRG] Build My Line Following Robot

Subject: [DPRG] Build My Line Following Robot
From: Peter Brunone peter at brunone.com
Date: Thu Sep 4 11:12:33 CDT 2003


   Please, PLEASE come to RoboRama and post your robotics links here.  When Bill said we didn't like getting commercial spam, it wasn't something that applied to you, and I seriously doubt anyone was as worked up as you might have thought.
   I think there's a danger, when using any text-based medium like this, of over-intensifying the emotion someone intended in their message.  Often, I find myself reading, re-reading, and asking myself "should I really be offended over this, or am I just not getting the right vocal inflection?"  It sounds silly, but it happens a lot.
   We're all here for the fun of it, so take us as we are:  a bunch of laid back, somewhat-geeky real people who just want to share.



Original Message:
>From: Dan Gates <topazx2 at yahoo.com>
>To: tester140 at juno.com, dprglist at dprg.org
>Subject: Re: [DPRG] Build My Line Following Robot
>Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2003 23:06:25 -0700 (PDT)

>Charlie, you are very right! $20 is nothing for all the stuff you
>listed and I as well happily pay my $24 yearly Dues to the club I
>belong to for the same reasons. I also happily scrub cars, hold yard
>sales, visit schools, and spend countless hours getting turned down by
>potential sponsors to put on a great event where every winner takes
>home a prize and a trophy. I am thankfull that there are people in
>Dallas that put out great effort to put on a show as well, it just
>struck me as odd to hear that only members get prizes. I now understand
>why DPRG does it the way it does and I don't have a problem with it. If
>it weren't for fear of getting beat to death by showing up to a
>RoboRama, I'd most likely still plan to attend one.
> Is it ok for me to post a link to my robot webpage, or would I be out
>of place doing that?? I am currently working on a Bipedal walker and
>would like to get some feedback. Click on the "My Biped Walker" letters
>to see the current state of development. It's actually farther along
>now, but I haven't uploaded the new pics. Keep checking the site, I'll
>be updating it tomorrow.
>If this is not allowed then disregard the link.
>--- tester140 at juno.com wrote:
>> Well it was only a couple of miles from work, but I rode my
>> motorcycle to
>> RBNO last night. With all the invaluable info that I recieve from
>> fellow
>> club
>> members, plus all the other recources of the club, $20 a year is the
>> least
>> I can do for the club. If I tried to go to school and learn all this
>> stuff, it would
>> cost me thousands of dollars. I'll gladly pay the annual dues! It's
>> better than
>> one of those coupon books. :-) If I never win a contest I'm already
>> ahead!
>> Charlie Youngblood
>> DPRG Librarian
>> --------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: "Rodent" <daweasel at swbell.net>
>> To: "DPRG" <dprglist at dprg.org>
>> Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2003 17:32:48 -0500
>> Only 936 miles? I have ridden my motorcycle half way across the
>> country
>> to
>> camp out for the weekend and drink beer with guys I met on the
>> internet.
>> Last trip was over 2500 miles and covered 5 states.
>> We've had out-of-townies brag on the list about their robots before,
>> but
>> I
>> don't recall any walking away with any wins. If he wants to take a
>> shot
>> at
>> it and bare the shame, I say go for it. <grin>

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