Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by voorsk » Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:08 pm

Derek Dudge wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:38 am
Haven't been on here much or able to do any new bots or anything due to moving house
Must be summat in the air! I've also had to put a lot of bot plans on the backburner due to needing to move house. Unfortunately, we're in the searching phase, and every weekend is vital, so I don't think I'm gonna make it. :(

I suppose in the great scheme of things, a house is more important, but.. but.. ROBOTS!!!!!! :o
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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by Kyro » Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:05 pm

i must be the lucky one, i moved house last month and have still had time (only a little) to do some robot stuff
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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by cmalton » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:57 am

Teams, this is your 2 week warning.

Please ensure you are registered on Antlog by the end on the day on 26/06.

It makes my life considerably easier if you register, then drop out, than fail to register and need registration on the day.

Thank you all in advance for your assistance with this.

Already looks like it's going to be a good one!

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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by voorsk » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:18 pm

i'd forgotten i'd registered! :roll:
hopefully i can convince the wife to let me escape, but if I have to drop out, should i remove my bots from antlog?

edit: can't make it, so bots removed. :(
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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by cmalton » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:23 pm

If you know in advance, please do deregister.

If not, not a major issue.

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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by Hogi » Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:18 pm

Ive just about finished prepping my team. I only had time to build three antweights and thunderstrike is still damaged from the last event I went to. Due to this, for the first time, fleadom fighter will be making a solo appearance in the main AWS.
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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by cmalton » Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:31 pm

Right - OK, I know you all love my events.... but this is getting silly. We've got 106 robots entered out of a maximum of 128 (maximum supported by Antlog). While I recognise that there will, inevitably, be some on-the-day drop-outs, I'd ask people to please be considerate with their entries.

If we actually find we've got more than 128 robots on the day, we will start by asking all teams with 4 robots to retire 1 robot of the set.

These numbers do, also, mean that we must start promptly. I will post full timings etc in a couple of days, but expect doors to be open from ~0830.

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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by GeorgeR » Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:16 pm

Wow that's a lot of antweights!

Don't panic though Chris, I'm sure it should be manageable. We had 104 at AWS57 and that finished with over an hour to spare, even with a lunch break. The key was definitely getting started early.
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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by Kyro » Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:42 pm

yes and there was i believe 128 registered so 22 drop outs... i think we should be fine on the day
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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by cmalton » Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:31 pm

Oh, I know it's manageable - it's just going to require some coordination!

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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by cmalton » Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:01 pm

I have just put out a crew call over at http://www.robotwars101.org/forum/viewt ... f=9&t=2893 - Those who can assist, your help is much appreciated!

***BREAKING NEWS***

With 48 hours until I close sign-ups.... we're about to break Antlog (and, I think, hit the most registered Ants EVER for an event on the Antlog system).

Antlog as it stands has a technical hard limit at 128 robots. Those roboteers and teams entering a full fleet of 4 robots, please be prepared to retire one robot from the competition if we go over this hard limit. In the unlikely event that this does not resolve the situation - we may be forced to ask for volunteers to remove a robot from the competition.

With 128 robots in play this is going to be crazy tight for timing. We are going to need *everyone* to pay attention to the "Now and Next" screens that I will dot around the room to try and make this run smoother. Try and be ready, with your robot, 1-2 battles *before* you are due to fight. If you are going to need more time for repairs, we will try to bump matches around as far as we practically can before it breaks the scheduling.

I am aware we have quite a few new people on the circuit this time around. Those of you that have been around a while - please help them keep their machines running. It will be very fast paced this coming weekend simply down to team count, so please do bear with us!

I will put full timings out on Wednesday evening - but expect the usual 0830 doors, aiming to start by 0945 sharp and it is likely there will be no official lunch break.

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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by cmalton » Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:44 pm

Update..... we've now broken Antlog if every registered robot turns up and passes tech check....

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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by Spaceman » Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:30 am

I will be not along as... I am moving house.

I have taken my bots off Antlog.

Hope it goes well
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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by MarkR » Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:19 am

My robot Betsie has a Raspberry Pi in it, and requires ~ 2 minutes to boot-up before a fight :)

I will try to pay special attention to the now & next screens. They partially worked at last year's event and were very useful. I almost forfeited a fight at Ant Freeze due to Betsie not being ready.

(On a positive note, my other robot Stacie has no Raspberry Pi and can be ready in a couple of seconds)
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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by UserFriendly » Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:15 am

Hi Chris, I’ve signed up belatedly, as we’re a little unsure if we’re going to be able to make it. Might be too late, but thought I would sign up anyway, just in case it wasn’t!
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