Ant Freeze 2.5 - 26th September 2015 Nuneaton

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Re: Ant Freeze 2.5 - 26th September 2015 Nuneaton

Postby Sportball » Thu Sep 24, 2015 12:30 pm

I really want to come to this as a first event, the issue is my wife is working and I would have to bring both kids. Not sure the 2yr old would behave long enough for me and my son to enjoy it. Maybe next time.

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Re: Ant Freeze 2.5 - 26th September 2015 Nuneaton

Postby limpet » Thu Sep 24, 2015 12:55 pm

Event details

IMPORTANT BIT FIRST.....
SITE SECURITY
MIRA is a secure site and cameras are not allowed except in the Sports Club for private functions.
I will inform them what is going on and it should be all cleared ready,
however please don`t photograph ANYTHING or wave cameras about ANYWHERE outside the club room,
do not photograph from the club room outwards either.
Doing so could mean confiscation of all cameras at the event and jeopardise any further events at Mira.




Official start time is 10am, (I should be there from 9 onwards, please try not to get there before me.)
this includes organising, setting up & sign ups etc., first fights planned to start at 11am

I`m planning on no later than 5pm finish but we'll see how it goes,
if everyone has had enough we can pack up but we probably won't get kicked out until the morning.

Planned events - subject to attendance, with 1pm-1.30pm break

Flea-Weight Knock Out

Main Event - Double Knock out as per AWS,

Nano weight knockout

Marbles - similar to the 'Hungry Hippos' game.

Tag Team Knockout

Annihilator

Football! (always popular)



Whatever else we can fit in....



SAT NAV Use CV10 0TU, that should be only for Mira and should get you straight there.

The roadworks along the front have now finished and there is a brand new traffic island at the entrance.
turn in and stop at the security gate, tell them you are here for the robot event in the social club and they will tell you where you need to go.
If you forget then its 1st left after the security, then left again.
The social club room is above the canteen.
Parking is opposite the canteen entrance.



(1)From M69
Take junction 1, head towards Nuneaton on the A5
You will go past a Texaco garage, then a Harvester, then the Hinckley Knight all on the right, if you are heading the right way.
Keep going on the A5, straight over three islands.
You will then come to some lights, keep going straight on the A5.
Then another island, straight over on the A5
There will be a bridge ahead, go over and straight on.

Mira will be on the right at the new island.

(2)From Nuneaton.
The best approach is leave Nuneaton on the A47 (Long Shoot),
At the end of the Long Shoot turn left at the lights onto the A5.
Go straight over the first island,
There will be a bridge ahead, go over and straight on.

Mira will be on the right at the new island

(3)From Tamworth
Head towards Nuneaton on the A5
Keep on the A5 all the way,
After you pass the Red Gate Pub on the left you will enter a short dual carriageway, Mira is on the left at the end of this.

(4)From Burton
Take the A444 to the A5
Turn left,
After you pass the Red Gate Pub on the left you will enter a short dual carriageway, Mira is on the left at the end of this.
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Re: Ant Freeze 2.5 - 26th September 2015 Nuneaton

Postby peterwaller » Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:17 pm

Seeing as you are running Fleas and Nanos I have added mine to the entry.
Joey I have sent you a PM about the pick up.

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Re: Ant Freeze 2.5 - 26th September 2015 Nuneaton

Postby peterwaller » Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:18 pm

Did you get the arena finished OK if so I won't bother to bring mine.

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Re: Ant Freeze 2.5 - 26th September 2015 Nuneaton

Postby limpet » Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:43 pm

Hi Pete yes its now finished thanks (about an hour ago!)
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Re: Ant Freeze 2.5 - 26th September 2015 Nuneaton

Postby joey_picus » Sat Sep 26, 2015 12:16 am

Just about got everything ready and looking forward to tomorrow :) I'll just be bringing SDF and my embryonic beetleweight chassis (you may point, and stare, but I politely request that you do not laugh) but it'll be good to see everyone again, as ever - travel safely and I'll see/bother you all in the morning!
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Re: Ant Freeze 2.5 - 26th September 2015 Nuneaton

Postby X3T » Sat Sep 26, 2015 1:24 am

Me & a friend will be there, probably just after 11. Not competing though, just to watch and learn! I hope my ant is finished by the next AWS.

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Re: Ant Freeze 2.5 - 26th September 2015 Nuneaton

Postby TeamCrash » Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:21 am

Won't be attending, sorry guys :( will be back at MIRA for number 3!
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Crash (Antweight)
RDR (Antweight)
The Not So Grim Reaper (Fleaweight, retired during construction)
Crash XL (Beetleweight, construction phase)

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Re: Ant Freeze 2.5 - 26th September 2015 Nuneaton

Postby Occashokka » Sat Sep 26, 2015 2:27 pm

And the results are in...

The winner is bullydozer!!
In second place its ICBINS(boo)
Very sorry to third to whom's name I completely forgot

Still here playing mini games and we all had great fun thanks to everyone! (:
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-cool modulated printed thingy
-not yet built nasty mean spinnt thingy

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Re: Ant Freeze 2.5 - 26th September 2015 Nuneaton

Postby AntRoboteer » Sat Sep 26, 2015 10:58 pm

Thanks everyone for a great event and congratulations to everyone who took part! :D

Can't wait to meet up with you all again at AWS 48.

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Re: Ant Freeze 2.5 - 26th September 2015 Nuneaton

Postby peterwaller » Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:33 am

Great day thanks to John and Family for organizing it.
The ability to reconfigure the arena worked well and the marble game was great fun.

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Re: Ant Freeze 2.5 - 26th September 2015 Nuneaton

Postby Spaceman » Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:34 pm

Great Day, Cheers for putting it on :)
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Re: Ant Freeze 2.5 - 26th September 2015 Nuneaton

Postby limpet » Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:12 am

Thanks to all who came, I think everyone got plenty of fights and games and enjoyed themselves.
I`ve got some modifications to do to the arena ready for Ant Freeze 3 in January and all four of our robots took a pasting so plenty to do.
I`m transferring the videos from the camera as I type and will hopefully have them edited and online by the end of the week.
However I no longer have the antlog spreadsheets so have no list or any results (accidentally overwrote the laptops operating system!)
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Re: Ant Freeze 2.5 - 26th September 2015 Nuneaton

Postby joey_picus » Tue Sep 29, 2015 10:09 am

Thanks very much to the Dennys for organising, Peter for the lifts, and everyone else for generally putting up with me in my sleep deprived state :) unfortunately I have been more or less bedridden since Sunday with the flu, so apologies if anyone caught that from me : <

S. D. F. was okay but suffered from a combination of poor driving and Rory; it's getting a rebuild before the AWS I think. I was pleasantly surprised by how much everyone liked the beetle though, I'm hoping to maybe get to an event before the world championships to get driving practice. Congrats to everyone who won, I'm going to go and lie down some more...

P.S. John, if you do feel like sticking the Lego 4" cube templates on eBay I'd be your first customer!
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Re: Ant Freeze 2.5 - 26th September 2015 Nuneaton

Postby limpet » Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:06 pm

I`ll probably print some sets of the cube corners and sell them direct, I`ll let you know when I`ve got some and worked out how much they will be.
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