20th August 2016 - The Oxford Games, Carterton

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Re: May 2016 - Oxford - more "fun" non-AWS event with games

Post by razerdave » Thu May 19, 2016 11:45 am

Venue finally confirmed but the dates changed to 4th June. Full event page coming shortly.

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Re: May 2016 - Oxford - more "fun" non-AWS event with games

Post by botomatic1000 » Thu May 19, 2016 5:26 pm

That's great for me :D more build time yippee.
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Re: May 2016 - Oxford - more "fun" non-AWS event with games

Post by AntRoboteer » Thu May 19, 2016 7:24 pm

That's even better than before; more time to build in between exams!

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Re: May 2016 - Oxford - more "fun" non-AWS event with games

Post by Spaceman » Sat May 21, 2016 4:00 pm

Change is good. Me and Nat will be along hopefully. But prob a bit late.
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Re: May 2016 - Oxford - more "fun" non-AWS event with games

Post by joey_picus » Tue May 24, 2016 7:31 am

Hiya everyone, apologies for the delays involved with this - I've been busy with work lately. I've edited the first post to contain more information and signup links at last :)
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Re: June 4 2016 - The Oxford Games, Carterton

Post by razerdave » Tue May 24, 2016 9:16 am

Sorry about the lateness of all this guys, issues with money and venues not helping.

Slight communication breakdown between Joey and me, the raceway is a 2 robot event like the football with each robot facing each other over 3 laps.

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Re: June 4 2016 - The Oxford Games, Carterton

Post by Spaceman » Tue May 24, 2016 9:27 am

Will be along.

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Re: June 4 2016 - The Oxford Games, Carterton

Post by peterwaller » Tue May 24, 2016 3:13 pm

The format sounds really interesting and fun my only reservation is the football.
If both robots have to compete then single member teams will have to find someone to help drive and if one of the team is a spinner it is not really suitable or safe to use on the football pitch unless it is put in a covered arena which makes putting the ball and robots back in a lot more difficult.
Couldn't each team put up one robot and you draw to see who they are partnered with for the football.

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Re: June 4 2016 - The Oxford Games, Carterton

Post by joey_picus » Tue May 24, 2016 3:54 pm

The problem is that complicates scoring because then you need to attribute the points from matches to more than one team, and it all gets a little bit confusing :( I see it as a bit like the old Robot Wars format - it encourages people to bring spinners they can actually drive and control as well, rather than just a weapon on wheels. (it's a shame you don't still have Variant!)
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Re: June 4 2016 - The Oxford Games, Carterton

Post by razerdave » Tue May 24, 2016 5:35 pm

Hey Pete

Yeah the drawback of the football is the requirement of a second driver. The spinner bit, I would hope people would have the sense not to run one in the football nor run the weapon if they have no choice.

The one thing that could be done is if you can't find another driver (or all your robots are on 1 TX) then we could potentially run it 1 on 1.

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