Ant Freeze 7 - 1st Feb 2020 - Hinckley, Leicestershire

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Ant Freeze 7 - 1st Feb 2020 - Hinckley, Leicestershire

Post by limpet » Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:13 pm

Date: Saturday 1st February 2020
Time: 08:30 - 17:00
Venue:
Hope Community Church,
11 Deveron Way,
Hinckley
LE10 0XD
(same as last year)

https://www.facebook.com/AntFreeze/

Organiser: Team 13 - John Denny (snr)



Arena: Ant Freeze Arena

Important bit!.... I will be asking for £2 per robot entering into the qualifiers, this goes towards venue hire and insurance.

Venue map
https://goo.gl/maps/zyw4k7ViVpM2

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The plan...
Venue opens at 8:30
09:00- Sign-ups. Sign ups will continue until 10:00
10:00 Antweight Qualifying Rounds - a mixture of 1-1 and melees, 3 robots per team
.... and then
Last Chance Gladiator! - One big scrap among those who failed to qualify, final two gain qualification.
.... and then
Flea Weight Tournament to AWS rules.
.... and then
Qualified Ant Weights Tournament to AWS rules
.... and then
Nuts tournament - 1 robot per team - no qualification required
.... and then
Civil War (hopefully this time!)
Annihilator

and whatever sounds fun in the meantime....

Trophies and certificates will be awarded at the end.

16:30 Venue must be vacated and tidy by 17:00

There will be tea, coffee, and pop as usual but this year I`ll be having a voluntary snacks table - bring something to share and put it on the table! sweets, biscuits, cakes, crisps etc.
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Same venue as last year.
Free parking, unload by the door if needed then park up behind the shops ** NOT IN THE FLATS CAR PARK PLEASE **
There's shops nearby (behind it) with a cashpoint, Sainsburys Express, newsagents, chemist, chip shop (Saturday 12-2pm & 5-9pm), pub that serves meals (The Flintlock, Saturday is Burger day, 2 burgers & 2 drinks £12 all day https://www.flintockhinckley.co.uk/menus/).

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Re: Ant Freeze 7 - 1st Feb 2020 - Hinckley, Leicestershire

Post by retropunk » Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:24 am

when will signups be open, and will they be done through antlog? this looks like a great event, super excited
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Re: Ant Freeze 7 - 1st Feb 2020 - Hinckley, Leicestershire

Post by LimaHotel » Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:39 pm

I aim to be there! Doubt I'll have any time to work on my bots though, so they'll be in much the same state as AWS60. My brother also aims to be there, and he's hoping to bring a full team!
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Re: Ant Freeze 7 - 1st Feb 2020 - Hinckley, Leicestershire - Sign up now!

Post by limpet » Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:30 pm

***Sign-ups now live ***:

Sign up here... http://antlog.garya.org.uk/entrant?eventId=24
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Re: Ant Freeze 7 - 1st Feb 2020 - Hinckley, Leicestershire - Sign up now!

Post by MarkR » Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:31 pm

Will be there if possible.

I need to rebuild Stacie and Penelope with better materials. Probably I'll reprint the chassis with nylon or something, possibly make some other minor tweaks (and make a new weapon for Penelope, after it got caught in Cosmic Burgervan) I notice that the spinners "Test Robot" and "Cosmic Burger Van" are already signed up. I had a bad experience with both last time :)
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Re: Ant Freeze 7 - 1st Feb 2020 - Hinckley, Leicestershire - Sign up now!

Post by limpet » Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:56 pm

There is a facebook page now too
https://www.facebook.com/AntFreeze/
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Re: Ant Freeze 7 - 1st Feb 2020 - Hinckley, Leicestershire - Sign up now!

Post by limpet » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:20 pm

We`ve passed the 100 robot entries mark with two weeks to go!
And more are promised.

There will be entries allowed on the day too until close of registration.
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Re: Ant Freeze 7 - 1st Feb 2020 - Hinckley, Leicestershire - Sign up now!

Post by jes » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:50 pm

I've signed up for this on AntLog and am looking forward to it! I'm pretty confident I'll have my robot working by then :)

What facilities are available in the pits? E.g. are there enough mains sockets for everyone, or do you all have to fight over them, or do people tend to bring battery-powered tools & charging?

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Re: Ant Freeze 7 - 1st Feb 2020 - Hinckley, Leicestershire - Sign up now!

Post by LimaHotel » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:52 pm

Battery powered if we can, though I often also bring a 1-4 power adapter unit thingy.
Generally events are full of nice people who just want to help and offer anyone lacking tools use of theirs.
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Re: Ant Freeze 7 - 1st Feb 2020 - Hinckley, Leicestershire - Sign up now!

Post by James Williams » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:05 pm

jes wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:50 pm
What facilities are available in the pits? E.g. are there enough mains sockets for everyone, or do you all have to fight over them, or do people tend to bring battery-powered tools & charging?
A few people will bring extension leads & spread them out around room, so everyone can share, so power shouldn't be a problem. I would recommend charging batteries the day before for good measure.

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