The 2004 Robotgames are over...

Dave Hrynkiw
May 17, 2004

...and it was fun! Solarbotics was busy, showing off our new kits and gear motors, and shaking hands with a large number of our customers.

Yeah, there weren't any "official" BEAM events, but we still had a good time running our Solarbotics-sponsored SolarSpeeder race, with the winner being 8(?) year old Devon Bateman (taking home a Sumovore kit), followed by Tom Gray (who loves HexPummers), and then Mike Ball (who gave his ScoutWalker 1 to 4th place winner Jessica Bateman).

Competition-wise, we did pretty good! Our own Grant McKee is the WCRG Advanced Mini-Sumo Champion with "Ender's Wraith" (which also won 2nd at Robolympics), with myself (Dave) taking 3rd with "2Strong2Bad" (hmmm... a repeat of Robolympics). Ah, at least I managed to FINALLY defeat Dave Hylands' "Marauder", although his new "Stinger" did manage 2nd. This time... It was worth noting that "Stinger" uses GM12's and K SMD motor drivers!

Sumovores did pretty well too. Our own stock "Sumovoracious" with an Atmel add-on board finished 5th at line-follower, followed by James Wilson's "The Hulk" (fully stock) Sumovore in 6th. "The Hulk" also won 1st at amateur mini-sumo!

For full event competition summaries, check here (don't blame me if the auto-page change goes to quick!). We'll see about pictures in the near future...


May 17, 2019
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June 15, 2012
New Product Friday: Vancouver Maker Fair...

So, as usual, we have some new product Friday goodness, but first we have a few questions for you to answer. Do you live in, around, or near Vancouver? Do you like weird and fantastical projects? Do you consider yourself a DIY type of person? Do you own a Space Armadillo named Norm, that you […]

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