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PostSubject: Miami Dade Youth fair 2010 this weekend!!   Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:24 pm

So the youth fair competition (15's) is this weekend March 27th

May be a preview of nat's??? so who's going?

MLEC is hopefully bringing 4 bots

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PostSubject: Re: Miami Dade Youth fair 2010 this weekend!!   Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:56 am

At Ransom, things have been going waaaay to slowly. We will be lucky to have one decent 'bot there:
Woodynator 2.

I'm actually kinda pissed at my students right now--we spent a TON of money on parts, but half the time they don't show up, and the other half they don't do anything (Except Will Bales, of course). It really is as if they don't realize that the last competition of the year is less than a month away.
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PostSubject: Re: Miami Dade Youth fair 2010 this weekend!!   Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:56 am

I thought that a version of fluffy was going to attend as well?

Motivating students can sometimes be really tough....at times Paul gets very upset...at the moment, most seem pretty excited...thankfully.

the timing of the fair is perfect for those who have their act kind of together, in that it is a great opportunity to test things out and tweak or nat's

Personally, I hate all the last minute untested/unproven bot thing....especially going to an important event...

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PostSubject: Re: Miami Dade Youth fair 2010 this weekend!!   Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:15 pm

Ya.. Woodynator 2 WILL be going, but Fluffy 2 was put on the backburner so that at least one robot gets to youth fair, and so Alex and I pass English class. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Miami Dade Youth fair 2010 this weekend!!   Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:17 am

you gotta do what you gotta do...

fwiw.....Rattler and Sting Em now BOTH have S7 drums......heading out to heat treat today....similar to It stings and Sting, except with a slight concave radius on the top of the teeth....as opposed to the convex radius on the last design.

Here's a pic...from left to right Sting helix, Sting 'Em , Rattler 1



on a side note, sot is getting sting's current drum and sting is getting a helical tooth drum

rattler 2 or ttatt may also have an optional horizontal neutralizer as well....to test its efectiveness vs duh...horizontals.... affraid David Kirkpatrick from Coral Park is supposed to be bringing a couple of horizontal spinners, and being a physics prof...they should have decent energy...I hope!!

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PostSubject: Re: Miami Dade Youth fair 2010 this weekend!!   Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:14 pm

wow.. how much does a chunk of S7 cost? those look heavy and dangerous! should be fun!
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PostSubject: Re: Miami Dade Youth fair 2010 this weekend!!   Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:24 pm

Will Bales wrote:
wow.. how much does a chunk of S7 cost? those look heavy and dangerous! should be fun!

actually not all that much....18" of 1.5" dia $30 3 feet of 2 3/4" was around $117 before shipping ( normally a bit more, but I got a deal)

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PostSubject: Re: Miami Dade Youth fair 2010 this weekend!!   Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:35 pm

Where did you get it from? That's cheap! A piece 8*12*3/4 was $300!
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PostSubject: Re: Miami Dade Youth fair 2010 this weekend!!   Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:25 pm

Will Bales wrote:
Where did you get it from? That's cheap! A piece 8*12*3/4 was $300!

Crucible steel..just before they closed up their distributor network...now their stuff is sold through Latrobe, but prices are still pretty good...wholesale anyhow.

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PostSubject: Re: Miami Dade Youth fair 2010 this weekend!!   Sat Mar 27, 2010 1:29 am

I've created a monster. Woodynator 2's disc is obsene. I'm not kidding. major error in judgement on my part. 1/4" Polycarbonate isn't gonna contain this thing. You'll see it tomorrow.. man.. it's comically massive.
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PostSubject: Re: Miami Dade Youth fair 2010 this weekend!!   Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:03 am

photosphotosphotosphotos!! bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Miami Dade Youth fair 2010 this weekend!!   Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:41 pm

Will Bales wrote:
I've created a monster. Woodynator 2's disc is obsene. I'm not kidding. major error in judgement on my part. 1/4" Polycarbonate isn't gonna contain this thing. You'll see it tomorrow.. man.. it's comically massive.

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PostSubject: Re: Miami Dade Youth fair 2010 this weekend!!   Sat Mar 27, 2010 7:10 pm

i gotta say this one is kinda questionable i think.
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PostSubject: Re: Miami Dade Youth fair 2010 this weekend!!   Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:54 pm

who should have won?

rattler drum was spinning the wrong way and broke that beater in half....no damage at all to rattler's drum....

wait till you see ttatt vs wobbler (I think) judges gave the decision to wobbler...if wobbler won that match, I'll quit being an advisor to robotics

hopefully someone will put up some video.....we almost had a riot on our hands....neither we nor the parents were very happy, to say the least.

1 judge in particular must hate us so much, that in the finals, our students knew that they would have to win by knockout , or they would lose no matter what.

so, in the end our all girls team, sponsored by Mastercam did the job and the other bot tapped after losing a wheel and 1/2" of steel axle shaft.

Sting Em (the girlie bot) went undefeated

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PostSubject: Re: Miami Dade Youth fair 2010 this weekend!!   Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:38 pm

And Ransom's only entry SUCKED.Embarassed

That's exactly what you get when the robot isn't assembled until 10 minutes before you put it in the car to drive to the match.

But hey--it's got NO damage. Smile

We troubleshoot and it's ready for BBIQ "Nationals"

And the 3/4 thick, 8 inch diameter hardened and annealed S7 flywheel is AWESOME. (It just doesn't turn yet)
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