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Super Secret Challenge Revealed!

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We are sorry about the wait; things have been really busy for us here in Calgary!

And now here’s what you’ve all been waiting for – the rules for the new Off-Roadbot Challenge!

This is a new addition to our annual event, and we invite everyone to take part. Taking place in the field beside the museum, competitors will have their robots navigate an outdoor obstacle course from one end of the field to the other.

Take note that your robot will have to be rugged enough to survive potentially wet and bumpy terrain, as well as navigate through tall grass without losing it’s bearings. This challenge is meant for autonomous ground-based robots that are either mechanically or battery powered.

For more details on the rules, course & prizes, download the PDF below!

Show your creations- Oct 24th 2009

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Last Saturday we had a special edition of our weekly meet up. We asked our members to bring some of their robotic creations, and that was totally awesome. I’m proud to say that WCRS we have skilled and creative robot builders.  We are looking forward to challenge our robot builders in our next annual RobotGames .

Thanks everyone who made the show and tell event a success.

Botone

Botone, Created by Terry, was driving around nicely, using an Arduino, a ping sensor & 3 servos

A robotbuilder proundly showing an autonomus roverbot

A robotbuilder proundly showing an autonomus roverbot that he built and programmed

Anew locally made product, a very handy power suplly board for robots

A new locally made product, from G-Prime, a very handy power supply board for robots,

Mini-sumo wrestler upgraded with a laser cut sheet metal chassis

Mini-sumo wrestlers upgraded with a laser cut sheet metal chassis kit

An arduino powered rover, built around an acrylic chassis

An arduino powered rover, built around an acrylic chassis

Kids are so quick learners, and Lego Minstorm is perfect to get started

Kids are so quick learners, and Lego Minstorm is perfect to get started

Dave is telling how his BEAM walker robot is working

Dave is telling how his BEAM walker robot is working

there was a lot of action and projects of all kinds on display

there was a lot of action and projects of all kinds on display

WCRS at Con-version25

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Dave, don and Micro-tank

A science fiction festival,  a robotic society… lets put them together and there we go.

And so we did last Saturday, by offering a demonstration for the public of Con-Version25.  We put our robots in motion, explaining-  how they behave, what is their duty, how they are built.

To promote the Robot Games 2010,  we had a mini sumo wrestling fight and  Micro-tanks mine sweeper driving around in the crowd . We Also had a member’s new creation, a mini replica of Johny 5, from the movie Short Circuit.

We also introduced our new RS Media, from WowWee. He is a humanoid type of robot, with walking capablities and other features like multi media and customizable routines.

It was a very good experience  and we are looking forward to Con-version26

RS Media humanoid type robot

RS Media humanoid type robot.

Mini sumo on the wrestling ring

Mini sumo on the wrestling ring

Mini sumos  escaping from the ring to meet people

Mini sumos escaping from the ring to meet people

Robotgames up and running!

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Its been a long night, but sitting back and looking at the flow and feel, I am looking forward to this new website.

For those that read RSS feeds, the site has two different feeds for you. One is the standard new posts feed, and the second is for comments.

For those that have not yet discovered RSS reading, have a quick look at Google’s Reader.

This new site supports trackbacks, so other blog sites can include our posts into their sites and vice versa. You can also upload content inline without the need for an FTP client or programming knowledge, and choose how you want it displayed.

I hope everyone likes the new layout and format, and will get plenty of use of it.

Enjoy!
BRuTuS

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