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    No Fall 2019 Mech Warfare

    Attention all Mech Warfare competitors (Update as of 18 JUL).

    So I've received some disappointing news that I cannot host a competition at West Point this Fall.
    We will still introduce Mech Warfare to our club and we will fabricate our own arena, I just cannot "Host a competition" yet... Separately, I welcome guests that would like to come to visit with our team. Please! Please, bring your Mechs!!! It would be great to have any visitors to help inspire our students with your designs.

    Again, there will not be a Mech Warfare Event at West Point during September 2019. If you would like to visit West Point, I would be happy to host. Please send a note to
    [email protected] if interested.

    On a positive note, maybe MakerFaire has a little life left... https://techcrunch.com/2019/07/10/ma...ake-community/ and while it doesn't seem like they are going to be ready to support a Maker Faire Bay Area or World Maker Faire New York, some of the smaller faires are continuing. Maybe we can keep Mech Warfare going with the smaller venues?

    Sincerely,
    James
    Last edited by jimfinoc; 4 Weeks Ago at 03:41 PM. Reason: Bad news...

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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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    Re: West Point 2019 Mech Warfare (Sept 28 & 29)

    I hope everyone can still make it to NY. Without World Maker Faire, we likely don't need to open the event to spectators at large. However, just locked in the plans with a seamstress and should have everything sewn starting in late August. I will have the speed tester, PVC, fabric, and screening ordered this week. Anything thing else I should get for the arena?

    What do you think? Are you still interested in visiting West Point?
    James

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

    I'm hoping to be able to come. (Need to get serious about finishing my gun!)

    Btw, I find that the "edit the top post" mode of update is good for "what is the latest status" but bad for "what changed since last time?"

    Where is "git for forums" when you need it? :-D

    I think I have a pack of safety glasses (the narrow yellow kind) in the garage, that I could donate if you haven't already arranged to get them from elsewhere.

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

    jwatte,

    I agree that the "edit the top post" post method has it's good and bad. Hopefully, I didn't send out too much misinformation.

    Please send me a note ([email protected]) if you are still interested in visiting. Even with the unfortunate cancelation of World Maker Faire NY and not hosting at West Point, it would be great to have you show off your designs to the cadets! You've done some great work! Plus, it would be an honor to give you the grand tour of the place.

    Sincerely,
    jimfinoc

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

    Oh, that's disappointing :-(
    Thanks for the note!

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