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Offline shimniokTopic starter

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Firefighting, Robot Expo, Maker Faire
« on: August 11, 2010, 09:56:30 PM »
A few weeks ago here in Denver, SHARC, FRR, and Club Workshop put on a mini Maker Faire, robot expo, and attempted a firefighting competition.

Some really cool things like Roomba commanded by patterned flash cards, a butler robot with obstacle avoidance and voice recognition, RC tank, air canon powered by stationary bike, cellphone controlled robots, and loads more. Really a great time! Teaser pic:



Here's more pics and write up on my blog

The firefighting didn't quite happen; only two robots were functional in any sense... and only mine was able to demo (albeit with remote control) finding the candle flame... it couldn't put it out because I goofed up my fan motor driver circuit design. :(
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Re: Firefighting, Robot Expo, Maker Faire
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2010, 08:44:01 PM »
Very cool! Some day I have to go to one of those.
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