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by Ocracoke
Tue Feb 15, 2022 2:13 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Ant Freeze 8, March 5th 2022. EVENT THREAD & Sign ups
Replies: 23
Views: 6511

Re: Ant Freeze 8, March 5th 2022. EVENT THREAD & Sign ups

Gonna have to bow out of this one, good luck to all involved.
by Ocracoke
Tue Nov 30, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Antweight arena designs
Replies: 9
Views: 2545

Re: Antweight arena designs

Surprised the BotFest arena doesn't get a mention here. :P 4mm is the minimum thickness as alluded to and yes, something like 20 or 30mm wide/6mm thick polycarb for sacrificial walls would help. The BotFest arena collapses, that is all held together with 8x M5 bolts and the floor sits in between the...
by Ocracoke
Thu Nov 18, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Starting Positions
Replies: 2
Views: 1080

Re: Starting Positions

The BotFest arena is a square so aside from having one side partially open to the pit, there isn't any axis advantage to be had. As an EO, I don't mind in what orientation the robot is in relation to the opponent. As for where they start in the arena, it is common practice for the opponents to be op...
by Ocracoke
Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Events
Topic: BotFest 4 (25th April 2020)
Replies: 70
Views: 40830

Re: BotFest 4 (25th April 2020)

With a little under 24 hours to go until the event (finally!), there are a few things I wanted to bring up before the event itself. - Table space will be limited so please make room where you are able to. - Share out any extension cords/battery bags to other roboteers as needed. - You are welcome to...
by Ocracoke
Mon Jul 05, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: BotFest 4 (25th April 2020)
Replies: 70
Views: 40830

Re: BotFest 4 (25th April 2020)

Following the announcement of intention from the UK government this evening, I am going to note the following: - I am not going to impose a limit on people coming to this event however, for BotFest 4, I am not going to encourage spectators to come (in short, roboteers only). By the time of BotFest 5...
by Ocracoke
Mon Jul 05, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: BotFest 4 (25th April 2020)
Replies: 70
Views: 40830

Re: BotFest 4 (25th April 2020)

I am waiting for the announcment this evening to see what the intentions are. Once announced, I'll make a follow up announcement on the event, which will include what restrictions will be in place.
by Ocracoke
Sun Jul 04, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: BotFest 4 (25th April 2020)
Replies: 70
Views: 40830

Re: BotFest 4 (25th April 2020)

It is scheduled to start from 11:00 till about 18:00
by Ocracoke
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Events
Topic: BotFest 4 (25th April 2020)
Replies: 70
Views: 40830

Re: BotFest 4 (25th April 2020)

Just to update given the news from the government last night - the intention is still to run BotFest 4 on the 24th of July as planned. Obviously I wouldn't like to place a limit on numbers if it can be avoided and that is still the intention however if after the government review in two or three wee...
by Ocracoke
Wed Jun 02, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Hobbyking
Replies: 7
Views: 3641

Re: Hobbyking

Depends on the item and wherever they have UK stock of that item. Its something I've been caught out by before where the item is coming from the EU or from elsewhere.
by Ocracoke
Sat May 22, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: BotFest 4 (25th April 2020)
Replies: 70
Views: 40830

Re: BotFest 4 (25th April 2020)

Good to see enuthisiasm for the event is still around! :D [...] considering there hasn't been any talks of event entry total cap I'll leave my entries until closer to the time Makes sense. Once the government has cleared us for the 21st of June, there shouldn't be any more limits on numbers. 1. Perh...