Antweight open 12th November 2016

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Antweight open 12th November 2016

Postby Hogi » Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:41 am

Hi guys. We have our venue again on the 12th of November and I thought I would throw the question out there: is there anybody else who wanted to run the next AWS? If not, we can do then, if so, we'll run our event as a fun event to end the 2016 antweight calendar. I don't really mind but thought I should see what the community wants to do.

Thanks, Dan.

[Edited title to remove "AWS" to avoid confusion - BeligerAnt, 13/10/2016]
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Re: AWS/Antweight open 12th November 2016

Postby joey_picus » Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:46 am

I think a couple of other people did? I'd kind of prefer it to be a more fun event, as in my head the AWS should move around a little and not be held in the same place twice in a row, but I'll turn up either way hopefully :) it should be good no matter what the event is!
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Re: AWS/Antweight open 12th November 2016

Postby peterwaller » Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:35 am

This is one of my favorite venues and I would attend either event but judging by the problems we have had lately getting a venue for the AWS I would suggest that would be the one to go for unless someone else comes up with an alternative.

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Re: AWS/Antweight open 12th November 2016

Postby Occashokka » Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:41 am

Someone Devon way was considering supplying a venue, I've been looking and there is a music hall at my school which isn't huge but should be big enough and has 24 plugs, which is tons and has quite close car park access, the only slight problem i can foresee with it is the fact it has a carpet floor however it has doors that open out onto a sheltered area with tables and a decent sized field so we could happily eat outside, If people would be willing to come to stroud i will try and inquire into hiring it and seeing if i can get a discount for being a pupil, but I also realize gloucestershire is very west and might not be the ideal location for others
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Re: AWS/Antweight open 12th November 2016

Postby coolspeedbot » Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:45 pm

Travel distance is a big factor for me, so a good central location would be fine, Basingstoke was ideal for travel from both my university and from Dover.

Devon would be a no go for me I don't want to have to put my step-dad through a 4 hour drive or have to pay for a overnight stay.
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Re: AWS/Antweight open 12th November 2016

Postby joey_picus » Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:19 pm

Stroud's good for me too! Hell, anywhere's good for me realistically, it'll be an overnight stop no matter where really...
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Re: AWS/Antweight open 12th November 2016

Postby Reala » Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:35 pm

Due to my work, I am in contact with quite a lot of large venues... Only problem is I'm in Somerset (Weston-super-Mare & Bristol mainly) - so not sure whether that would put some of the more central / northern people off?

I can make enquiries about potentially helping to host an event early to mid next year?

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Re: AWS/Antweight open 12th November 2016

Postby Skillz » Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:58 pm

Id try my best to make that along with some friends
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Re: AWS/Antweight open 12th November 2016

Postby Ddraiggoch » Sat Sep 03, 2016 10:37 am

An event in the south West would be welcome as it seems they're mostly in the the south East. I don't mind travelling but moving events around the country is surly fairer for all.
What are the minimum requirements for hosting an event? How many attend an antweight event on average? I understand everyone needs sockets for charging etc. So how many sockets would be needed and could you get away with extension cables or gang plugs?

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Re: AWS/Antweight open 12th November 2016

Postby Occashokka » Sat Sep 03, 2016 10:49 am

I still need to talk to my school about the venue, that's if people want me to and indeed if Dan were to have an antweight open on the date above when would you want the AWS
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Re: AWS/Antweight open 12th November 2016

Postby Rapidrory » Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:29 pm

Reala wrote:Due to my work, I am in contact with quite a lot of large venues... Only problem is I'm in Somerset (Weston-super-Mare & Bristol mainly) - so not sure whether that would put some of the more central / northern people off?


The bristol area is fairly easy for most people to get to. I held an AWS down near Yeovil last year and plenty of people came even though it's miles from anywhere..
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Re: AWS/Antweight open 12th November 2016

Postby botomatic1000 » Sat Sep 03, 2016 1:48 pm

An event up north like Liverpool would be nice but there's not really any Antweight roboteers from there to my knowledge
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Re: AWS/Antweight open 12th November 2016

Postby Yard » Sun Sep 04, 2016 3:30 pm

I'd second that an event in the south west would be welcome here, but obviously the primary concern is ease of access for most people. I'll try to make the next event anyway to hopefully learn a little, time allowing.

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Re: AWS/Antweight open 12th November 2016

Postby LuckyAnimalJeff » Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:34 pm

New builder here (well, I haven't started building anything yet, but I'm hoping to) Would love to get down to AWS 51, but I live t'up north in Preston. I can drive, so if it's somewhere like Reading or Coventry again that's doable, but if it's further south than those then it may be too difficult for me... unless anyone has a spare couch going? :P

If it's not anywhere I can make, no biggie, I'll just wait for the next one. Suppose that'll give me more build/practice time any way :)

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Re: AWS/Antweight open 12th November 2016

Postby joey_picus » Sat Sep 10, 2016 12:15 am

LuckyAnimalJeff wrote:New builder here (well, I haven't started building anything yet, but I'm hoping to) Would love to get down to AWS 51, but I live t'up north in Preston.

I really need to sort that local thing out in Lancaster don't I XD
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