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JoseRaul.GreenMojito.

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PostSubject: 3lbs events next year at BotsIQ?   Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:07 pm

Im just saying, it would be really nice to have the 3lbs event as part of BotsIQ 2012.... just saying... Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 3lbs events next year at BotsIQ?   Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:27 pm

I agree it would be sweet, just not if trey charges anything near the 300 per bot the 120 class costs.
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PostSubject: Re: 3lbs events next year at BotsIQ?   Fri Aug 26, 2011 5:42 am

I will be meeting with Nola next week, and if I remember to ask, and if she has an answer, I will post here.
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PostSubject: Re: 3lbs events next year at BotsIQ?   Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:49 am

rdubard wrote:
I will be meeting with Nola next week, and if I remember to ask, and if she has an answer, I will post here.
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AWESOMEEEE cheers
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PostSubject: Re: 3lbs events next year at BotsIQ?   Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:28 pm

I tell you if this happens for this year, I could probably get a bunch of kids from Puerto Rico to come down and participate
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PostSubject: Re: 3lbs events next year at BotsIQ?   Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:46 pm

by now they should just open it up to everything 150g-15lbs jmho
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PostSubject: Re: 3lbs events next year at BotsIQ?   Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:56 pm

rdubard wrote:
I will be meeting with Nola next week, and if I remember to ask, and if she has an answer, I will post here.
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OK, Thanks man! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 3lbs events next year at BotsIQ?   Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:58 pm

gtPR wrote:
I tell you if this happens for this year, I could probably get a bunch of kids from Puerto Rico to come down and participate
haha ARCA bots! MINI GREGGS!! haha Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 3lbs events next year at BotsIQ?   Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:57 pm

Aaaaannnnd, she said "Sure, why not?"

She also has a pretty impressive (i.e. imho unrealistic) list of other competitions to cram into the 4 day event as well, including a VEX thing (not a qualifier), First Lego League, a Submersible/Underwater Robots event, and some other kinds of design challenges, all in addition to a 120 and 15 pound set of events.

It is going to be in a location that IS ten times the size of the one last February, but I just don't see how there are gonna be enough participants, much less enough people to organize and run things.

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PostSubject: Re: 3lbs events next year at BotsIQ?   Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:42 am

Here's to hoping the reg. fees aren't $200/Beetle...

Any word yet on the timing of the event?

Edit: I think I saw April somewhere, but I can't find the post now.
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PostSubject: Re: 3lbs events next year at BotsIQ?   Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:02 am

April for sure. I had the dates, but misplaced them. I will put that up here next week when I find the paper.

I asked about fees, and Nola said that they will never again be as high as they were last year, but she cant give a number right now. I don't know what was different about last year, so I'm not sure how she can say that. I do know that it is not a 'for profit' endeavor, so I guess she's found someone to help foot the bill.

I also don't know what costs so much about running an event--organizers had to rent the pit tables and chairs, as well as the cooling fans they had last year, and I think they had to pay for storing, repairing/updating, and shipping the arenas, as well as some labor to set them up (well the big one anyway--our team set up the small one and all the pit tables). Greg and Trey have their travel and hotel fees covered. I know that the people working the event are all volunteers. Usually, though not always, the location and power are donated by the city or the building owners. There are also some permitting and inspection fees that the city sometimes waives. I'm sure I'm forgetting something. So, I suppose it can all add up pretty quickly, but I agree that last year's fees seemed high.
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PostSubject: Re: 3lbs events next year at BotsIQ?   Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:00 pm

Thanks rdubard! April for sure?
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PostSubject: Re: 3lbs events next year at BotsIQ?   Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:36 pm

She said that the April date was the only one in which the city (Miami Beach) had open at the venue (Miami Beach Convention Center--same as 2009), so I feel that's pretty firm. I still haven't checked on the exact dates--sorry.
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PostSubject: Re: 3lbs events next year at BotsIQ?   Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:31 am

ok thanks rdubard!
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