Pi Wars 2015

At the last CamJam event, one of the talks was titled Pi Wars 2015.

The announcement can be seen here:

So for those who do not know, the Ipswich Makerspace entered the 2014 event, and we actually did very well. We cam first in the under £75 category which we were all very please with. The few weeks leading up to the event were very busy getting Tractor Bot ready for the event, with some very late nights. The event on the day however was very enjoyable and we all had a great time.

Frank put together a video demonstrating some of the achievements of Tractor Bot last year and can be seen here:

This year we have a very good base to start from, so development should be much easier. The rules have not been announced yet, but the challenges have, they are listed below

  • Obstacle course (with different obstacles than 2014)
  • Skittles
  • Straight-line speed test
  • Robot vs Robot Duel
  • Three-Point-Turn
  • Line follower course
  • Proximity alert
  • Code quality
  • Aesthetics
  • Build quality
  • Best blogging team

In adddtion there will also be prizesfor the following:

  • Smallest robot
  • Most featured robot
  • Most innovative robot

So this is a call for help, we would very much like to enter Tractor Bot version 2 this year but myself and Phil do not want to take the lead. We need at least a couple of people with lots of energy and vision to follow this though, you will obviously get lot of support from the Makerspace. Reviewing how last year went, we probably need a lead code developer and a hear hardware developer. Once of the challenges is for the best blogging team so we could probably also do with a lead blogger.

If this sounds interesting to you, please put your hand up. It would be lovely to win for a second year but we need your help.

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