RoboSlam @ Dublin Maker – only two days away!

Ted's robot design for Dublin Maker event on Saturday at Trinity College Dublin. Come build one for free! And, it's just 12 Euro (less than the cost to us) if you want to take it home with you.

Ted’s robot design for Dublin Maker event on Saturday at Trinity College Dublin. Come build one for free! And, it’s just 12 Euro (less than the cost to us) if you want to take it home with you.

Hello RoboSlammers,

This is just a quick reminder – it is only two days now to Saturday’s big event – Dublin Maker! The weather forecast is looking good so far – “cool and dry with scattered showers” according to met.ie. The event will open at 10am and run until 6pm. It tends to get busy at around midday. A description of some of the main participants at Dublin Maker 2015 is available here. Personally, we can’t wait to see what mechanical wonders Michal Mizsta the “dragon dude”, will have on show this year. And there is an interesting range of exhibits.

Shannon, Damon, Frank, and Ted getting ready today for the RoboSlam Cafe.

Shannon, Damon, Frank, and Ted getting ready today for the RoboSlam Cafe.

As for the RoboSlam team, as we mentioned in the last bulletin, this year we will run a “Robot Cafe” – where visitors to our installation will be able to build a robot, and for the grand sum of 12 Euro, they can bring their constructed robot home with them. We will bring along 40 RoboSlam kits, but our tent will hold 16 robot builders at a time.

This year we have requested a stand location that is close to the Dublin Maker coffee dock in the hope that family members can enjoy a coffee while comfortably staying in close contact with younger robot builders. We are not sure how that will work out, but we shall see! We reckon that robot construction time will be about 1 hour for most participants.

Damon's son celebrated his eighth birthday today helping assemble robot kits for our Dublin Maker booth. (Cutest kid ever!)

Damon’s son celebrated his eighth birthday today helping assemble robot kits for our Dublin Maker booth. (Cutest kid ever!)

The attached image shows the prototype robot undergoing final testing in the RoboSlam laboratory. 40 copies of the 2015 chassis (designed by Ted) were cut out using our brand new laser cutter. I think that you will agree that the robot looks pretty nifty.

In other news, it looks like the date for the Cashel Arts Festival event will be 14th of November (not finalised as yet), and we are also looking at running another event in Dun Laoghaire in November.

The RoboSlam Team

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About shannonchance

Shannon Chance, PhD, LEED-AP, Registered Architect Marie Curie Research Fellow at Dublin Institute of Technology
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3 Responses to RoboSlam @ Dublin Maker – only two days away!

  1. Reblogged this on Ireland by Chance and commented:

    If you’re in Dublin Saturday, drop by our RoboSlam Robot Cafe and build your own bot.

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  2. batchloaf says:

    Reblogged this on ad hocumentation • n. fast, instinctive documentation of ideas and solutions. and commented:

    Looking forward to Dublin Maker on Saturday in Trinity! Entry is free and all are welcome. Our stand will be the one where humans are getting tricked into building a robot army.

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