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    Maker Faire 2019 Mech Warfare (WMFNY in Queens on Sept 21 and 22)

    Attention all Mech Warfare competitors

    With the help of R-Team Robotics, Mech Warfare will continue with Maker Faire in New York in September. I will post updates here unless Don guides me differently. And instead of new posts, if I can update this post, I'll just keep relevant information here.

    Noteworthy tasks accomplished
    • Established [email protected] as official email
    • Designed Arena in Fusion https://a360.co/2Kfvdhs
      • (Update) The arena size is estimated to be 14 ft x 21 ft with the current design

    • Decided on battles to be round-robin style where every contestant fights every other contestant
      • Example 5 robots:
        • 1 vs 4, 2 vs 5
        • 1 vs 2, 3 vs 4
        • 4 vs 5, 1 vs 3
        • 3 vs 5, 2 vs 4
        • 2 vs 3, 1 vs 5

      • Thus no issues with cross mech-tank battles. This may allow for best Tank, best Mech, best Rookie, etc... and overall most wins. Additional awards to be considered...


    Current Plan / ToDo's


    • Acquire BB Speed Tester https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...GWPNJJQH&psc=1
    • Build sign and other poster boards
    • Secure TV(s) for scoreboard and FPV perspective
    • Secure fire extinguisher
    • Acquire 10 protective glasses for contestants
    • Borrow R-Team's Transponders for scoring matches


    I'm gladly taking advice on how to make this thing work! However, I remember R-Team's advice about continual improvements. The first arena for WMFNY will not be the best. It must just keep getting better!

    Sincerely,
    James
    Last edited by jimfinoc; 2 Weeks Ago at 06:43 PM. Reason: Updated Parts to buy

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    Re: Maker Faire 2019 Mech Warfare (WMFNY in Queens on Sept 21 and 22)

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    Looks good. I plan to be there with at least one of my Mechs (maybe two if I can fit them into the same case)

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    Re: Maker Faire 2019 Mech Warfare (WMFNY in Queens on Sept 21 and 22)

    I'm really hoping I'll be there!
    (Close to my birthday, too; good reason to duck out of town :-)
    This time with less gun jamming.

    I couldn't see from the MW sketch -- what's the area of the arena? The initial MW arena was smaller than the current R-Team one, and it grew in size based on learnings AFAIK.

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    Re: Maker Faire 2019 Mech Warfare (WMFNY in Queens on Sept 21 and 22)

    I have been meaning to visit NYC - Count me in.

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    Yep, as I said in person, I will be there. Mikhail should be able to make it to I think. Hopefully with at least 2 mechs, since I can drive!

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    Re: Maker Faire 2019 Mech Warfare (WMFNY in Queens on Sept 21 and 22)

    Assuming the Princeton groups stays on task this summer, we'll be there with one mech.

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