Hear ye, hear ye! Last year, SparkFun hosted an Autonomous Vehicle Competition (which, by the way, is happening again this year
). We had such a great time that we decided it made a lot of sense to have another event and after putting our heads together we came up with this - the RoboJoust
RoboJoust will take place on December 6th, 2009 from 3pm to approximately 8pm. In addition to the competition, we are offering a RoboJoust Workshop
for those who don't have any experience building their own bots.
Signing up for the class will grant you free entry into the competition
(but signing up for the competition does not mean you get the class -
you see how it works).
So what is a RoboJoust, you say? Why, a RoboJoust is simply a combination of electronic jousting (knight style, not Malibu
style), sumo bots, line-following robots, and combat bots - all taking place on the table you see above. Essentially, two robots line up at opposite ends of the table - the first robot to reach the other side (or the last robot still on the table) wins! Of course, there are more rules (but not too many - that would take all the fun out of it) on the event page
We think this is going to be a killer time and encourage everyone and anyone to come out and participate or just watch the mayhem! Sign up
your team today!