They were the only robots to successfully negotiate the
“discombobulator,” which was a spinning turntable with
ramps on either side that allowed a competitor to cut the
course in half if they survived the encounter.
Sadly, none of the Non-Traditional Locomotion class of
walkers and hovercraft made it much past the first corner.
Maybe next year, guys! Rather than write down all of the
standings, I included photos of the leader boards at the end
of the event in Figures 18 and 19.
At the end of the day, we were treated to a live
performance of a You Tube video from “Arduino Woman”
Tenaya Hurst of Rogue Making (
who sells a line of wearable technology and promotes
“making” for those that don’t build robots, but do like to
make fashionable tech (Figure 20).
I am exhausted all over again just reliving the event! If
you can get to this competition, you should go. I’ll be back
again next year — maybe I can even bring a robot!
Well that’s it for another month. I hope you were
inspired. Now, go out and make something new and fun
for yourself! As usual, keep those questions coming to
email@example.com and I’ll do my best to
answer them. SV
18 SERVO 09.2015