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PostSubject: Re: Franklin Institute 2010   Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:26 pm

i was hoping to take a 12 but idk if its happening now, the only things left on my list to buy are ESC, wheels and a battery charger but i just moved in and schools starts monday so will have to see how it goes and if i can get into a machine shop up here to build

Im actually split three hours from pittsburgh and three hours from philly now
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PostSubject: Re: Franklin Institute 2010   Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:40 am

I'll update you with comittment once we get into school. If the kids want to go we will probably be going.

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PostSubject: Re: Franklin Institute 2010   Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:28 pm

12 or 15?
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PostSubject: Re: Franklin Institute 2010   Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:50 pm

??? Maybe 2 of each?

Have to wait till we weigh them and see where they are at and whether the kids want to do some work on them or just start the new bots.

I do want to get DoomsDay rebuild running right for once.

We never really got that thing running good with the newer design.

The first time we spun it up it was spinning that blade faster than we ever spun it then the kids tweaked this and that and screwed something up.

This was at the point that I let them figure out all problems so I never really looked into what the problem really was.

I am thinking dirty motor or bad magnet placement.

With 2 frames we might just bring them out and do some testing on our new disc design instead of the bar.

Just throw some UHMW across the T's and a top and bottom and it might look something like Scurrie as a 15lber.

Have to wait till next week to see what they want to do.

I know 3 of my elite's are in the band so it will probably be up to the Co Captains and a few other returners for the questioning.

I should know by next Friday..

Registration was open till first week of September Right?

I might get some DWG's of the new bots up here if they saved them right from the Spring!

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PostSubject: Re: Franklin Institute 2010   Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:51 pm

Looks like we have a local 15 pound event on the same weekend, so Franklin for me is cancelled....some little bots may make the trip tho....

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PostSubject: Re: Franklin Institute 2010   Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:05 pm

franklin is out for me and the rest of the LS kids, apparently the last day to take the SAT before college application season is the same day.
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PostSubject: Re: Franklin Institute 2010   Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:59 am

The Early Fall is really a bad time for many High School Teams to compete. Here locally we really ramp up for Spring Competitions and the builds usually are geared towards that time of year.

A December event would really be good or maybe even early January.

Most Sports happen in the fall plus SAT and PSAT's; new kids for class plus the budgeting and approval process for those new kids.

It really is a shame that this happens this way but maybe with the first time for this happening for a high school to compete in the fall it might turn around for next year.

I think if i would have known in the Spring that Franklin was having a 15# HS Class I might have been able to get something scheduled and could have competed.

But then again, SAT's plus football and band on Friday nights takes half my team away from me.

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PostSubject: Re: Franklin Institute 2010   Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:22 pm

No question that the timing is bad for schools...unless some of your last year's bots are still up to snuff, etc.

We are having a event (15's and Vex) down here on the same day, but at the moment, no other schools have any 15's that run, so that part may be a no go....

Our robotics club met once a week through the summer, so the kids have never really put it totally on the back burner.


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PostSubject: Re: Franklin Institute 2010   Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:10 pm

December is ideal for a battle but there are none scheduled for that time of the year.

I know that the local schools are getting more involved but once again, many are new and many are suffering from budget cuts.

Fundraising usually takes a little while to get the kitty up and ready to buy parts and pay for competitions.

Usually by the end of October most schools know how much involvement they have from the kids and parents and have done 2-3 fundraising events so that is usually the time when most of them start looking at events to battle in.

I am kind of split between Motorama and Battlebots event this year.

Depending on the entrant numbers, I might look into begging Dan to take a road trip back home and enter into Battlebots.

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PostSubject: Re: Franklin Institute 2010   Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:26 pm

Frisco, We have a december event here in mass it's a one day 15 lb event, depending on where you are located it might be a good event for your team. its usually in a school cafeteria/gym but it supposed to be a mall this year
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PostSubject: Re: Franklin Institute 2010   Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:53 pm

10 hour drive????

Maybe..... Keep me informed!
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PostSubject: Re: Franklin Institute 2010   Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:50 pm

haha roadtrip home with what car? Razz
it's like an 18 hour drive... Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Franklin Institute 2010   Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:05 pm

I will be driving of course. Maybe a one way trip for you or whatever.... 9 hours each for 2 drivers... Can be done!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Franklin Institute 2010   Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:32 pm

only 18 for you guys? we were gonna do it but it was gonna be 24 hours.
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PostSubject: Re: Franklin Institute 2010   Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:52 pm

a friend of mine and i drove to kansas city and back, which was 14 hours eachway, for NRL
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PostSubject: Re: Franklin Institute 2010   Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:51 pm

5 bots registered for franklin

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PostSubject: Re: Franklin Institute 2010   Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:18 am

YA a bad turn out for all classes there this year.

I hope that Moto is a little different.

Our New builds are scheduled to be finished by the middle of January.

The 4 Old Bots will be refitted with new drive motors and a few parts for Moto as well.

Battle Bots is not looking like a Go for us at this point unless something happens between now and then.

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PostSubject: Re: Franklin Institute 2010   Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:27 pm

how can you go to moto and battlbots? i thought they were the same day
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PostSubject: Re: Franklin Institute 2010   Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:17 pm

7 bots total...

3 new to BB and 4 old to moto....

Maybe????

We will probably end up at Moto.

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PostSubject: Re: Franklin Institute 2010   Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:23 pm

with less than 3 weeks to go, out of the 5 bots that I have registered, none are running and 1 is still total vapor... affraid

not lookin good... Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: Franklin Institute 2010   Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:31 am

rjw wrote:
with less than 3 weeks to go, out of the 5 bots that I have registered, none are running and 1 is still total vapor... affraid

not lookin good... Rolling Eyes

Seems normal to me. Sleep Sleep
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PostSubject: Re: Franklin Institute 2010   Thu Sep 23, 2010 3:13 am

you think?

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PostSubject: Re: Franklin Institute 2010   Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:50 am

If you don't cut it close then you are not doing it right. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Franklin Institute 2010   Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:14 pm

with Meltys tho .....really strange stuff can happen...so they need a bit more time???

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PostSubject: Re: Franklin Institute 2010   Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:19 pm

getting excited and a bit nervous...gotta get these bots finished!!! affraid

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