Re: FW: Robotfest
- Water under the bridge, but...
Yes, the Robot Fest (http://www.robotfest.com) *is* a cool event...
I'm one of the organizers. I toyed with the idea of posting info
about it here (at the risk of being OT), primarily for the fact that
we have it at the Historical Electronics Museum near BWI airport.
Very cool museum-- not really focused on general purpose computing,
but lots on basic electricity, electronics, hands-on displays and lots
more on communications, military radar systems, counter measures.
They are making major improvements to their website, but you can find
some info at http://www.hem-usa.org/ and in Evan's Museum book!!
The Robot Fest is free, yearly, one day event where kids (1st-12th
grade), college students and adults (who refuse to grow up) can
display and demostrate their robot creations. You would see LEGO
Mindstorm bots, F.I.R.S.T. competitors (http://www.usfirst.org), CNC
machining, and others. This year we also had the local Fire
Marshall's 600 pound Search and Rescue robot.
The Fest doesn't have a competition format, but new this year an 8'x8'
steel and plexiglass arena was brought in for small bot BattleBot-type
The Baltimore Sun provided a nice follow-up article (grrr- free
registration required (or bugmenot!):
Scott "Guy with the Kim-1 at TCF2005" Austin
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Evan" <evan947@y...> wrote:
> MARCH'er Tom Owad found this link (below) -- a robotics fighting
> at the Historical Electronics Museum in Maryland. I've always
wanted to go
> there, haven't made it yet. LOL, maybe for next year's event, we
> an all-vintage robot. Smash the other robots into 8 bits. :)
> From: Tom Owad [mailto:owad@a...]
> Sent: Thursday, May 12, 2005 12:37 PM
> To: Evan
> Subject: Robotfest
> THis looks like fun:
> _And_ it's at the Historical Electronics Museum.