Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

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Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by cmalton » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:44 pm

This basically hasn't changed from last year apart from a handful of details.

Date: 29th June 2019
Timings: Doors from 08:30, Battles to start 09:30 (ish), Aiming to finish by 17:00.
Venue: Dunchurch Village Hall, CV22 6PN
Organiser: ARC Robotics - Chris Malton
Sign-ups open: http://antlog.garya.org.uk/event/18
Sign-ups close: Wednesday 26th June 2019
Arena: ARC Antweight Arena (We will be making some changes from last year to remove the lip in the middle of the floor).

I would greatly appreciate all teams making a donation towards the running costs of this event. A suggested donation is £5 - alternatively buy an AWESC through the ARC Robotics website and all the profits go directly back into combat robotics.

If you are possibly coming (but aren't 100% sure), I'd far prefer you signed up then dropped out than turned up unannounced. For insurance and fire safety reasons, I need to be able to work out roughly how many people I am going to have on venue at any point in time.

Venue map:
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General directions

From the North West (Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool)
  • Take the M6 Eastbound towards the A14
  • Exit at Junction 2 onto the A46, signposted Coventry (E)
  • Take the exit for Coventry Airport, Baginton, Ryton, Business Parks, Retail Park
  • Take the first exit at the roundabout onto the A45 (East), signposted Ryton, M45, M1 South, Rugby
  • At the first roundabout take the second exit to stay on A45
  • At the second roundabout take the second exit to stay on A45
  • At the third roundabout take the first exit, signposted Dunchurch, B4429, Non-motorway traffic
  • At Dunchurch Cross Roads ("The Dun Cow" pub on your left), turn Left onto A426.
  • Dunchurch Village Hall is approximately 0.3 miles up the road on your right hand side
From the North East (Leeds, Newcastle, York, Sheffield)
  • Take the M1 Southbound
  • Exit at Junction 20 onto the A4303, signposted Lutterworth, Rugby
  • Take third exit at the roundabout onto the A4303
  • Take the first exit at the roundabout onto the A426 Rugby Road, signposted Rugby
  • Continue on A426, passing through the center of Rugby
  • You will pass a large Sainsbury's on your left hand side
  • At the roundabout after the Sainsbury's take the second exit, signposted Southam, Banbury, Dunchurch
  • Dunchurch Village Hall is approximately 0.6 miles along the road on your left hand side
From the South (London, Portsmouth, Reading)
  • Take the M1 Northbound
  • Exit at Junction 17 onto the M45, signposted Lutterworth, Rugby
  • At the first roundabout, take second exit at the roundabout onto the B4429
  • At Dunchurch Cross Roads ("The Dun Cow" pub on your left), turn Left onto A426.
  • Dunchurch Village Hall is approximately 0.3 miles up the road on your right hand side
By public transport
  • The nearest railway station is Rugby (served by Virgin Trains West Coast and West Midlands Trains (formerly London Midland).
  • There is a bus stop just outside the venue served by the 63 and 64 buses (operated by Stagecoach Midlands).
  • The nearest airport is Birmingham International Airport. There are direct rail services from Birmingham International to Rugby.
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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by cmalton » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:45 pm

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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by James Williams » Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:06 pm

Great to hear, it was the last event you hosted that got me into antweights & will definitely attend this one.

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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by MarkR » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:18 am

Great - it was super last time.

For anyone who wants to come by train- bring your bicycle - there is a really nice cycle path from Rugby station to the venue, I cycled there last year and it was very nice indeed.

Looking forward to it.
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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by Derek Dudge » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:45 am

Nice one 👍
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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by voorsk » Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:02 am

Nothing in my diary, so count me in unless the wifey says otherwise. :D
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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by MySolderIsOlder » Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:23 pm

Well, I guess it's about time we let some of our ants experience the horrors of real combat...
I'll enter separate teams for me and the boy (otherwise I'd never get a drive) but we'll try to keep it to 2-3 bots each.

Had hoped for something more local but can't hold out any longer. Earliest train from Tunbridge Wells wouldn't get into Rugby until 09:40, which would I fear be too late for the start - but if I can't persuade the other half to get up obscenely early on a Saturday to drive us then we'll just have to make an expedition of it and overnight in some local hostelry. :D

Stop press: Looks like it's the Green Man or the Dun Cow for us!
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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by Zanbots » Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:03 pm

MarkR wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:18 am
Great - it was super last time.

For anyone who wants to come by train- bring your bicycle - there is a really nice cycle path from Rugby station to the venue, I cycled there last year and it was very nice indeed.

Looking forward to it.
I just might consider joining you this year. Providing I can pack all the antweights on my bicycle.
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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by TeamScrewUp » Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:21 pm

Aws55 was incredible. So i really don't see why i should miss this
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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by Hogi » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:43 am

I would really like to get back in to robots so I will hopefully be coming to this one.
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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by peterwaller » Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:55 am

It will be great to see you again Dan.

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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by Spaceman » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:44 am

As its 30 min from mine I will try my darnest.

Also going to try bring a robot with weapons along....
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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by Team RobotMad » Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:25 pm

As this is like a bit over a week after my last A level exam. i should be able to make it.
just have to build 2 ant-wights in that 1 week.
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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by Jonathan J » Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:42 pm

Should be coming would be my first AWS in awhile hopefully won’t be to rusty at driving 😂
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Re: Antweight World Series 58 - 29th June 2019

Post by LimaHotel » Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:40 am

Absolutely planning to attend, and you can bet I'm gonna buy a AWESC to contribute!
... Just as soon as I work out what Legacy Calibration is and if I want it...
I'll probably go for unmixed honestly, as I know how to compensate for any component lag using the mixing on the transmitter and wouldn't have a clue which channels to mess with otherwise.
Calibration? ...What calibration? Legacy you say? I guess I'd go for not supported? As I don't have a clue what calibration could even be used for on an esc?
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