Antweight World Series 53 - University of Southampton

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Re: Antweight World Series 53 - University of Southampton

Post by Occashokka » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:17 pm

Unfortunately I couldn't get on for the sign up, only one of my three is signed up is there any way I can go about getting my other two registered??? It wouldnt be a new team added just adding two more bots to a team if the reason for closing is to know how many teams, it would be gladly appreciated if the other two bots I have spent significant time building didn't miss out because I was offline for 36hours!
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Re: Antweight World Series 53 - University of Southampton

Post by razerdave » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:38 pm

If anyone has a cube we could use, would be nice for a spare if our other one falls through.

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Re: Antweight World Series 53 - University of Southampton

Post by GeorgeR » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:05 pm

I'll bring my cube along, so it'll be available if needed.
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Re: Antweight World Series 53 - University of Southampton

Post by Shakey » Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:43 pm

I should have my cube with me aswell.

Still need to finish building my team though!
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Re: Antweight World Series 53 - University of Southampton

Post by cmalton » Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:38 am

With apologies for being off the forum for a couple of days - had to go to York for work and it's been non-stop.

If you missed the cutoff and haven't already spoken to myself or Dave - please get in touch with me by email chris@arc-robotics.org.uk and I'll see what I can do as I'm likely to be on-and-off here over the next 48 hours.

I make no promises though.

If you are bringing additional robots, that's fine - please just let me know either before or on the day.

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Re: Antweight World Series 53 - University of Southampton

Post by cmalton » Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:52 pm

Quoting from an email that has literally just come through: "I confirm that you have permission to use the space (177/3011) on Saturday."

It has, quite frankly, been a struggle, and the final green lights have only just been given with a couple of caveats which we have to play nice with:
1) You refer to the use of power tools – where possible these should be battery operated. All portable electrical equipment must be PAT tested and in date.
2) You refer to a CO2 fire extinguisher (i) who will be providing that and (ii) are people appropriately trained to use the extinguisher
In response to #1, PAT testing everything as it comes in as is going to be a nightmare and we will deal with that appropriately on the day. I will stress again - no Heath-Robinson style power supplies please! If it's off the shelf, unmodified, it's probably fine as long as it looks safe. If it's some home brew contraption, please find somebody who doesn't have one. I will have with me a total of 10 chargers, all of which are/will be PAT tested.

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Re: Antweight World Series 53 - University of Southampton

Post by Rapidrory » Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:28 pm

I've got a friend at Southampton uni who's interested in coming and watching for a bit.. What's happening with numbers? Is it strictly X number of people allowed in the room or what?
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Re: Antweight World Series 53 - University of Southampton

Post by cmalton » Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:48 pm

Hi Rory, there's a limit to how many people I can have in the room, but they are welcome to come along. We'll be keeping an eye on numbers and if we're close to we may delay entry.

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Re: Antweight World Series 53 - University of Southampton

Post by GeorgeR » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:00 pm

If it would help out I am happy to do pat testing on any power supplies at the event.
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Re: Antweight World Series 53 - University of Southampton

Post by joey_picus » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:02 pm

*makes note to bring all his power supplies along to event so he can have a sticker*

What is the limit, if you don't mind me asking? I'm sure it'll be able to accommodate everyone attending but I don't want to assume and be left hanging outside because I got delayed turning up ^^;;
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Re: Antweight World Series 53 - University of Southampton

Post by GeorgeR » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:38 pm

With regards to numbers you've got 30 teams signed up, so that should be up to 60 roboteers, going by previous events (not sure if that's good or bad, but thought it might help as you've not been to an aws before)
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Re: Antweight World Series 53 - University of Southampton

Post by cmalton » Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:00 pm

George - If you can that'd be a massive help.

Joey - As it currently stands my event insurance is set for 100 people. The space we think can possibly take a few more (but in true UoS fashion we're not 100% sure) - so we're just going to have to be a little bit careful.

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Re: Antweight World Series 53 - University of Southampton

Post by Roboteernat » Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:24 pm

Garh! if only i had logged onto this sooner, im 10 minutes away and not signed up for it! will see if i can pop down anyway
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Re: Antweight World Series 53 - University of Southampton

Post by cmalton » Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:09 pm

Nat - If you turn up with a robot before 10 tomorrow I will try and fit you in.

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Re: Antweight World Series 53 - University of Southampton

Post by Roboteernat » Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:28 pm

Oooh yay, thank you, will be there with my bot. Just charging some batteries.

If I don't get there for 10, I can just surrender tx and watch
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