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.
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.
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