AWS56 - 13th October, Bristol

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Re: AWS56 - 13th October, Bristol

Post by joebrown » Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:38 pm

Hey Charlie, you need to be logged in and have your bots added to your profile. then go to the event http://antlog.garya.org.uk/event/11 and click 'Entrants' then click 'Sign Up' and then you should see a drop down of your robots and a create button to add them :)

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Re: AWS56 - 13th October, Bristol

Post by joebrown » Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:57 pm

Info for AWS56, this Saturday, 13th October in Bristol!
If you haven't yet, please sign up your robots asap at http://antlog.garya.org.uk/event/11

Timetable:
08:00 Venue opens, Set Up
09:00 Event Starts, tech check begins
10:30 Fights Start
13:00 Lunch Break
13:30 Fights Resume
by 17:00 hopefully.. competition finished :)

Venue: 58th Bristol Scout Group, Scout Resource Centre, Gadshill Road, Eastville, Bristol, BS5 6LJ.
Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/CSJiHvcP7iy

Parking: Venue has a car park and there's street parking if car park full.
If you park on the street, be sure not to block the cars at the end of the street as it's a dead end road.

Arena: Unfortunately Peter Waller's arena is unavailable, so we'll be using the Bristol Bot Builders arena which is a little smaller than typical AWS arenas (it's 1m x 0.8m) just so you know.

Donations: We're running this event out of our own pockets, so we'd really appreciate donations from competitors to help cover costs. Suggested donation is £5 per team to either our paypal: http://bbb.gd/donate or cash on the day.

Thanks all! Any questions hit us up, and we'll see you all Saturday :)

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Re: AWS56 - 13th October, Bristol

Post by Mcmad » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:09 pm

Sorry for the Newbie questions .....

Travelling down from Scotland and staying overnight with friends on the way, do we need to be there for 9am sharp or is there a bit flex?
What (other than the obvious robots, controller, battery charger, us) do we need to bring?
Any other tips for a new family team with 8 year old appreciated!

Thanks
Jeff.

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Re: AWS56 - 13th October, Bristol

Post by joebrown » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:24 pm

Hey Jeff,

Wow from Scotland! Impressive!!

The closer to 9am the better as we have to get through a lot of bot tech checks before we can start the fights.

I'd say bring an extension lead / 4 way plug, apart from that you seem good to go!

Joe

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Re: AWS56 - 13th October, Bristol

Post by samSpinCrazy » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:04 pm

Hi there
is there any chance I could a contact phone no just if I get lost and can call someone thx

looking forward to warring with you all gave

sam

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Re: AWS56 - 13th October, Bristol

Post by razerdave » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:59 pm

You’re welcome to call me on 07846410905

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Re: AWS56 - 13th October, Bristol

Post by UserFriendly » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:15 pm

Not going to make it to this one. :( I was really hoping to, but life gets in the way etc... Hope to battle with y'all another time!
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Re: AWS56 - 13th October, Bristol

Post by Derek Dudge » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:28 pm

Best of luck to everyone going to this tomorrow! Sadly I got too much on this month for travelling that far this time. And my best bot is still not rebuilt from the last AWS haha.

Hope you all have a great day though and I'll hopefully see some of you at Ant Freeze 6.

Is someone filming at this?
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Third Law (antweight) - push/ram bot
Manticore (antweight) - hammer bot

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Re: AWS56 - 13th October, Bristol

Post by Zanbots » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:30 pm

Cheers guys. Had a great day out. Think I had a 6 in a row winning streak best run of luck so far. Feeling very satisfied as for a little while my robots ran to their potential.

A well run event that finished impressively early. Thanks to Joe and Dave. You ran it with charm and professionalism. And thanks to all the other Bristol bot builders who assisted with the event.

Congratulations team oink 1st and 2nd is a staggering result.
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Re: AWS56 - 13th October, Bristol

Post by Mcmad » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:34 pm

Thanks to everyone involved in putting this on, Craig (Firestarter) had a ball despite catching his finger.

Special thanks to Shakey for answer all our questions, Pete fit the acetate strip and all the other we talked to

We’ll definitely be back, hopefully with more robots and possibly some that are competitive

Just the 450 mile drive back home tomorrow now

Cheers
Jeff

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Re: AWS56 - 13th October, Bristol

Post by GeorgeR » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:01 pm

Big thanks to Dave, Joe and the rest of the BBB crew for a great event. I had an excellent time despite my teams generally abysmal performance.

For those who weren't there the top 4 were;
1)Boink?!
2)Bzroink...
3)Test Robot Please Ignore
4)Wedge Wedge Wedge

Congratulations to Team Oink for a dominant 1st and 2nd place.
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Vampire - horizontal spinner - - Orion - horizontal spinner walker (coming soon)

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Re: AWS56 - 13th October, Bristol

Post by peterwaller » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:22 pm

Yes thanks to Dave Joe and the other helpers for a great event which turned out to be one of the slickest yet finishing by 4.00 pm.

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Re: AWS56 - 13th October, Bristol

Post by Spaceman » Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:39 am

Thanks guys

A greatly run event and we had a blast. Think my buddy shaun was impressed enougth to do his own bot now.
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Re: AWS56 - 13th October, Bristol

Post by samSpinCrazy » Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:44 pm

Have a really great time thank you so much for letting me use P.O.W (plank of wood) had so much fun using it and I think you all did too now time to remake spin crazy again and work on a new cluster idea I have see you all next time
thx again for a great time

sam

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Re: AWS56 - 13th October, Bristol

Post by joebrown » Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:46 pm

Thanks all, glad you enjoyed it.
There were some fantastic robots and fights and you were all very patient with the quick turn arounds between fights :)
See you all soon at more events I'm sure.

Not to self promote *too much* but if Bristol isn't too far from home for you, we're doing an ant social (1v1 comp, 2v2 comp, football, assult course, boss fight) on the 28th October, more details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1998592833773134/

And our regular Bristol Bot Builders members like to chat on our facebook group, feel free to join: facebook.com/groups/BristolBotBuilders

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