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[DPRG] Contest for November

Subject: [DPRG] Contest for November
From: Ed Okerson ed at okerson.com
Date: Mon Sep 10 10:41:38 CDT 2007

Glen,

I vote for option number 2.

Ed Okerson

> At the August meeting I volunteered to organize the next contest but
> before deciding on the type of contest I wanted to get members inputs. I
> want to try to get as many people to participate as possible so I want to
> make it as friendly as possible.
>
> I wanted to try to have it on Nov 10, but the normal place we have our
> competitions is not available then. I am trying to get the space for
> another date. I would prefer to have hold it in a more public venue like
> the Museum of Nature and Science to get more people interested in the
> club, rather than holding it at the warehouse.
>
> Here are some of the possible types of contests we could have, but feel
> free to suggest something new if you have some ideas.
>
> 1) Quick trip, T Time, Can Can, using the small course
>     - Easier to setup and move but I understand some people's robots have
> difficulty with the shorter walls of this course
>
> 2) Quick trip, T Time, Can Can, using the older, larger course
>     - Harder to setup and move but can accommodate larger robots
>
> 3) Outdoor Long Haul
>     - Relatively new to DPRG, but the interest is there
>
> 4) Sumo, tabletop contest
>
> 5) A 4 bottle contest similar to
> http://www.botmag.com/articles/06-10-07_4bottle_robot_race.shtml
>   This is a nation wide contest that competitors can submit their entries
> by video taping their robot and submit the tape for judging.
>
> 6) A combination of the above.
>
> I want to nail down the contest type by the end of the week (Sept 15) and
> hold the contest sometime in November.
>
> Post your ideas to the list.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Glenn
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