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[DPRG] It's getting hot in Texas, I bet

Subject: [DPRG] It's getting hot in Texas, I bet
From: Larry Geib ljgeib at aol.com
Date: Sun May 6 18:27:46 CDT 2007

Take stock-

Is your Line following robot acting like a free range chicken
wandering around the barnyard?

Did your Sumo robot get pushed off the ring by that block of wood you
were using to test it?

Does your racing walker seem like it's doing a Tim Conway "Little Old
Man" impersonation?

Did it just occur to you that "right hand rule" doesn't refer to that
gesture your kid gave you, but to a strategy for your line maze robot?

Is the closest your RoboMagellan robot's gotten to a cone the time
you had it in the trunk of the car the last time you went to Ben And


    PDXbot starts at 10:00 AM Saturday, May 19th at the Lloyd Center
Doubletree Exhibit Center and includes the full gamut of robot fun.
Beginner and Advanced Line Following, all sorts of Sumo, PARTS -
Walker Race, Talent Show, SRS Line Maze, and the Dorkbots Art Robot

We will also have demonstrations from other area groups, including
FIRST, Vex, FIRST Lego League, ITT Tech, Oregon State University
Robotics Group, and The Boise Area Robotics Group.
Vendor tables, tech exhibits, prizes, raffles, T-shirts and much more
will be offered.

The SRS- RoboMagellan navigation contest is set for the next day,
Sunday, May 20th on the South Park blocks on the PSU campus, same place
as last time, just south of the Smith Center.  Start time is 11AM.
Don't miss this great contest, either as a competitor or as
spectator.  These robots are getting better each time out.

Keep up to date on the latest news and information about PDXbot at


You'll find info on rules, directions to the Doubletree and Portland
State, sponsor information and everything you'll need to know
to attend.

And, tune up those robots.  It's a lot more fun when great robots show
off their stuff.

Time to take stock of your robot stable and start making them ready
to compete!  Every robot that shows up has a chance at a prize.

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