Fun at the Georgia Dome

Fun at the Georgia Dome

PostBy: Matthaus On: Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:36 am

Thought I would post a link to the robotics competition I volunteer for each year. The link is for the main TV feed directory. You can check out the play on any of the fields (the field I'm supporting is Archimedes). The competition event has three different activities going on at once: FIRST LEGO League (middle schoolers from 25 countries), FIRST Tech Challenge (high school students). FIRST Robotics Competition (the one I support). More information is available at http://www.usfirst.org/ for those who want to check it out.

Enjoy. :D
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Re: Fun at the Georgia Dome

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:08 am

We should build one, I go it all figured out already. Our robot will be designed to get under the other robot. Once under it we fire up like a 1 billion BTU stoker buitl like the EFM's and simply melt the other robot. :lol:

We could call it the Anthralinator
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Re: Fun at the Georgia Dome

PostBy: Yanche On: Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:37 am

My robot will simply have a huge EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) generator. This will literally pull all the electrons out of the semiconductor memory cells of the opponent robots and they will go haywire. My robot will be immune because it uses vacuum tubes!
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Re: Fun at the Georgia Dome

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:28 am

Hmmm you may be onto something there Yanche but fire is so much more fun to watch.
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Re: Fun at the Georgia Dome

PostBy: LsFarm On: Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:43 am

You guys drank some high-test coffee this morning!! So much aggression!! :D :D

Actually Yanche's idea has a lot of merit.. Although I don't know if you could control and focus the EMP enough to not take out the judges' computers and the scoreboards too !! And all the observers cell phones.. PDA's etc... that would be a bunch of pissed-off people !! :? :shock: :lol: :mad: :mad:

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Re: Fun at the Georgia Dome

PostBy: Yanche On: Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:44 pm

LsFarm wrote:You guys drank some high-test coffee this morning!! So much aggression!! :D :D

Actually Yanche's idea has a lot of merit.. Although I don't know if you could control and focus the EMP enough to not take out the judges' computers and the scoreboards too !! And all the observers cell phones.. PDA's etc... that would be a bunch of pissed-off people !! :? :shock: :lol: :mad: :mad:

Greg L
Well, you could but I'm afraid I'd need the power supply from say a large MRI scanner, along with a couple of electric power company power factor compensating capacitors. You know the big boxes mounted on I beams strung between two utility poles. Anyone with a pace maker, or implanted insulin injection pump better not be in the way.

In the satellite electronics design business EMP is a big deal. One big one in space orbit could wipe out a lot of things. We design with "rad hard" (radiation hardened) parts. The're outrageously expensive, limited choice, hard to get and perform their function poorly.
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Re: Fun at the Georgia Dome

PostBy: Matthaus On: Fri Apr 18, 2008 6:15 pm

Well you could always build a budget Tesla Coil capable of jumping an 8 ft air gap. That way you could direct the discharge.
:twisted:

But this competition isn't battle bots, although that should be starting up again soon.
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Re: Fun at the Georgia Dome

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:35 pm

Yanche wrote:My robot will simply have a huge EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) generator. This will literally pull all the electrons out of the semiconductor memory cells of the opponent robots and they will go haywire. My robot will be immune because it uses vacuum tubes!


Vacuum tubes? Hmmmmmm.......
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