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RobotFest 2009, Baltimore, April 25th
« on: April 15, 2009, 09:50:47 PM »
I usually go to this every year, but this year I won't be in town. For those in the area, it's definitely worth the trip. If anyone wants to run an SoR table let me know.


This is our 9th Robot Fest and it's still FREE.  There are many new exhibits this year including Zanelle, a Painting Robot with a realism flair (http://www.vanarman.com/), electronic music from The Baltimore Synth DIY Group, and The JURBAN team from the Google Lunar X Project (http://www.juxtopia.org/jurban/).   Returning this year are our good friends from Maryland Institute College of Art (always new and interesting) with their Arduino-based projects, RC Tank Combat (http://www.rctankcombat.com), Stephan Prosky's Artbots and many others.


You want robots?  We've got robots!


The Northeast Robotics Club is back again, bringing their heavy-duty robot battle arena! (http://nerc.us) Also returning are the popular teams and bots from FIRST Robotic Competition, Tech/VEX and Lego Leagues (http://www.usfirst.org/).  See more robotics with North County High School BotBall (http://www.botball.org), Howard County Robotic Club (http://groups.google.com/group/howard-county-robotics-club), and Harford Hackerspace will be bringing several projects including Dancing Robots.


We can't forget the old reliable robots.  We'll have Heathkit HERO, a hobbyist robot kit from the 1980's (http://www.hero-1.com/Broadband/).   And from long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... the Washington DC Area R2D2 Builders (http://www.r2dc.com ) will bring R2 and his colleagues including B9 (“Danger! Will Robinson”).


This year we will be offering a workshop for the young students.   They can build a pager-motor powered Vibrabot, customize their creation and then race them head-to-head.  Sign-up will be during Robot Fest (there is a small fee).   We do need to make sure we have enough supplies, so if you are interested, please email us at [email protected] .   
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