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[DPRG] Tyler maker faire.

Subject: [DPRG] Tyler maker faire.
From: blackstag blackstag at gmail.com
Date: Sat Feb 16 14:38:59 CST 2013

I will ask about the space for you and let you know.

On Sat, Feb 16, 2013 at 2:26 PM, Karim Virani <karim at bigthought.org> wrote:
> There's also a First Tech Challenge qualfier in Tyler that day.  I gotta think that's tied to the faire.  Do we know where that's happening in relation to the DPRG booth?
> My boys have built an FTC robot but can't compete at Tyler.  We could, however, bring it out to demo.  And if it's not too physically close to the actual competition, we could setup a whole FTC field.  That would take up a 12'x12' area.
> Brings up another topic.  I have the full set of foam pads for an FTC field<http://www.softtiles.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=112>.  They would make a great surface for the Roborama 13a can can soccer competition and help protect the floor at the Perot.  Might allow the Perot to have more location options for us.  I'd be happy to loan them for the event.  They are 2' square grey interlocking pads. I have 36 of them.
> Brings up one more topic.  The new can can soccer rules state a size/weight limit of 14"x19" and 20lbs specifically to allow certain types of ready-to-go platforms.  I suggest we stretch it a little.  Make it 20"x20" footprint at the start and allow the robots to increase in footprint by up to double during the match. And increase the weight limit to 30lbs.  This would allow VRC and FTC class robots (18" cube max starting size) to compete and encourage the use of more complex arm systems.  Surely we're not afraid of what some high school students could bring to the competition? I'd think we want to encourage them to participate and extend their autonomous skills.
> Yes I am thinking about my boys' robot too.  It's 18" square and currently at 25 lbs.  It will probably put on another 5lbs in the next couple of months.  Be happy to compete in can can, but its size can't be truncated without a complete redesign/rebuild.
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> Subject: [DPRG] Tyler maker faire.
> http://tylermakerfaire.com/ is coming on the 23rd of March from 9 am
> to 5 pm.. at Discovery Science Place is 308 N. Broadway Avenue in
> Tyler, Texas
> I have requested space and was told we can have what we need. So what
> i need to find out is who is going to show and what you are going  to
> how and how much space you are going to need. I know i can man up and
> do 2 tables with just what i have or consolidate down to 1. I also
> need to know if you want indoor or outdoor space electricity and what
> ever. Lets make sure we are good stewards and share space when we can
> I also need tp know what time frames you can cover and so on.
> Thanks,
> Jason
> DPRG President.
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