[Wolves] TechFest 2012 - robots

G Bulmer gbulmer at gmail.com
Mon Jun 11 15:38:43 UTC 2012

May I post a bit of an ad?

For folks interested in DIY robots, TechFest is on this Saturday (16th  

It will host the UK Micromouse championships, which include robot maze  
solvers, wall and line followers, drag racers, robot sumo as well as  
demonstrations of antweight robot-wars, bipeds, robot football.

Competition robots are programmed by the competitors, and the majority  
of robots are designed and built by the them too. So it is heart- 
warming to see that children and adults are still into tech-DIY.  
(AFAIK, no compeitior uses Linux; these are all 'bare-metal' embedded  

It is free to enter the competition, and free for spectators (as in  

Most events have School, Junior and Senior categories, so if you have  
children please take them along.

It is held at BCU in Millennium Point in Birmingham (also home to the  
ThinkTank and iMax), and opens for visitors at 10am 16th June.

If you'd like to enter (and have most of a robot ready :-) you can  
check the competitions and rules at http://www.bcu.ac.uk/tee/events/techfest/micromouse

Read more: http://www.micromouseonline.com/2012/05/21/birmingham-techfest-is-an-international-event/#ixzz1xUxSmL6L

I hope the ad is okay.
Thanks, GB

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