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Eleventh Annual UNI MiniSumo Smackdown

The organizers of the UNI MiniSumo Smackdown have once again invited members of CIRC, as well as anyone on the planet, to compete in their mini sumo competition to be held on April 22, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the University of Northern Iowa’s Student Union Hemisphere Lounge.  The unique nature of this contest is that competitors can mail their robot entrants to the organizers and they will assign someone to operate the robot as per the owner’s instructions.  Pretty cool, you don’t have to even be there, which is nice on the budget.  The only downside is that the owner does not get to see their robot cream the competition.  Another upside is that the owner does not get to see their robot get creamed by the competition.  I guess it depends on how you look at it.  🙂  But, if you want, you can take your robot there and compete in person so that you get the full experience.  It is up to you.

Here is a link to the site with the announcement.

February 24, 2016 at 10:31 am | Uncategorized | No comment

New Meeting Schedule

We’ve decided to have our monthly meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of the month until further notice. Meetings are from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at AutonomouStuff, 306 Erie Ave., Morton, IL. Here is the schedule through the end of 2016:

October 14, 2015
November 11, 2015
December 9, 2015
January 13, 2016
February 10, 2016
March 9, 2016
April 13, 2016
May 11, 2016
June 8, 2016
July 13, 2016
August 10, 2016
September 14, 2016
October 12, 2016
November 9, 2016
December 14, 2016

October 6, 2015 at 8:14 am | Uncategorized | No comment

New Meeting Location

Please be advised that our monthly meeting location has changed.
We are now meeting at:

AutonomouStuff
306 Erie Ave.
Morton, IL 61550

January 7, 2015 at 1:02 pm | Uncategorized | No comment

Bot Brawl 2014 Schedule

Back to BotBrawl 2014 Competition Page…

Start Stop Event Duration (hr:min)
8:00 AM 10:00 AM Final Setup 2:00
10:00 AM 10:00 AM Combat Check-In Deadline 0:00
10:00 AM 10:10 AM Driver’s Meeting 0:10
10:10 AM 12:00 PM Combat Competition – 1st Round 1:50
11:00 AM 11:00 AM Start of Family Science Day 0:00
12:00 PM 12:00 PM Sumo Check-In Deadline 0:00
12:00 PM 12:05 PM Reconfigure for Sumo 0:05
12:05 PM 12:30 PM Sumo 0:25
12:30 PM 12:40 PM Checkers on a Sumo Ring 0:10
12:40 PM 12:45 PM Checkers on a Sumo Ring & Sumo Awards 0:05
12:45 PM 12:50 PM Reconfigure for Combat 0:05
12:50 PM 1:20 PM Lunch Break 0:30
1:20 PM 2:55 PM Combat Competition – Final Round 1:35
2:55 PM 3:00 PM Combat Awards 0:05
3:00 PM 3:00 PM Line Following & Maze Check-In Deadline 0:00
3:00 PM 3:20 PM Line Following 0:20
3:20 PM 3:30 PM Line Maze 0:10
3:30 PM 3:35 PM Line Following & Maze Awards 0:05
3:35 PM 3:55 PM Combat Rumbles 0:20
3:55 PM 4:00 PM End of Family Science Day 0:00
3:55 PM 4:55 PM Clean-Up 1:00

March 21, 2014 at 9:30 am | Uncategorized | No comment

2013 Bot Brawl Article in ROBOT Magazine!

Check out the September/October issue of ROBOT Magazine for an exciting article about our 2013 Bot Brawl!

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July 30, 2013 at 11:06 am | Announcements, Uncategorized | No comment

CIRC Group Outing – Peoria Riverfront Segway Tour 9/29/12

Here are some pictures and a video from CIRC’s first group outing. 5 of our members went on Segway tour at the Peoria Riverfront. Segway Tours are available through http://www.worldonwheelspeoria.com/

 

September 30, 2012 at 9:10 pm | Uncategorized | No comment

2012 RoboGames

The 2012 RoboGames competition took place from April 20th to the 23rd at San Mateo, California. This event was attended by CIRC President Dan Toborowski and Vice President Curt Boirum. Curt competed in the event with his 3lb Beetleweight and 120lb Middleweight combat robots.

 

April 26, 2012 at 6:11 am | Uncategorized | No comment