AWS 57 (February 2019)

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Re: AWS 57 (February 2019)

Post by MarkR » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:41 am

Well many of the fights will last less than 1 minute, the trick is to optimise the time between fights, not the fights themselves. Changing the maximum time makes little difference because hardly any bouts last that long anyway.

The trick is, based on my limited experience, to give competitors a well-publicised list of who's fighting next, at least 3-4 fights ahead. ideally on big screens, so nobody gets hoarse from constantly shouting out robot names (At AWS55 that nearly worked, at least some of the time).

This also means that refs and judges need to be rotated (they will need a break at some point) so that the fights can continue.

I can't make it this time, but hopefully the next one, or at least in summer.
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Re: AWS 57 (February 2019)

Post by Kyro » Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:08 am

+1 on lots of notice for upcoming fights... 2 of my bots may be sharing a receiver as the ones i ordered 2 weeks ago still have not arrived... uk seller apparently... also the esc's i ordered are still m.i.a...

although the calibration weights i ordered arrived so my bots should weigh 150g or less...

my scales claim 146g or there abouts with 150g weights on them but this changes from time to time... cheap ebay scales... so i have taken to weighing the weights then my bots... my only issue is that 1 bot fits snugly into my 4x4x4 cube... its unlikely to have fit in the antfreeze cube and my cube is definitely 4x4x4... im hoping the aws cube is more accurate... otherwise, im all good for tomorrow
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Re: AWS 57 (February 2019)

Post by Kyro » Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:42 pm

lucky me, my receivers arrived today... now its just the amount of time it takes to switch it on and select the model...
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Re: AWS 57 (February 2019)

Post by voorsk » Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:36 pm

I'm gonna have to pull out due to illness and unfinished bots. :(

at least you'll all finish a couple of minutes earlier! :P

have fun!
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Re: AWS 57 (February 2019)

Post by Spaceman » Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:51 pm

Evening all

Any problems tomorrow my mobile number is above.

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Re: AWS 57 (February 2019)

Post by Spaceman » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:31 pm

Antlog is now exported.

Any other changes we can sort out tomorrow :)
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Re: AWS 57 (February 2019)

Post by Spaceman » Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:49 pm

Thanks to all for coming

Thanks to Pete for then arena, harry for filming and Dave for his help

See you all in june
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Re: AWS 57 (February 2019)

Post by Spaceman » Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:08 pm

And thanks for those who donated as well. Much appreciated.
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Re: AWS 57 (February 2019)

Post by UserFriendly » Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:09 pm

Thanks for a great event, seemed to run pretty well.

We decided to leave early for the 3 hour drive home, so didn't see who won.

So who did?!
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Re: AWS 57 (February 2019)

Post by Kyro » Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:02 am

thanks for hosting a great event...
both me and my mrs had a great time...
looking forward to the next event
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