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Re: Curling + Robots = Sweeet

wow, just wow.....

gotta love curling though!
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Re: Curling + Robots = Sweeet

I'm sure the Greater Toronto Regional Facillities will be very prepared for next year's event! (We play over a covered ice rink)
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Re: Curling + Robots = Sweeet

The skip could be an IR beacon. The advanced teams could use it to guide the stones into the house. The newer teams could just use the pure luck method.

Skip - dude who helps aim
House - big bullseye

Yes... curling is wicked fun. Lucky I live in metro detroit - Canada isn't to far south of here, and it makes for great fun before kickoff!
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Re: Curling + Robots = Sweeet

I can see it now. I would love to see a game like this! Hey Dave, this is my pick for the game next year. Heck why don't we just make a whole mini-winter Olympics!
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Re: Curling + Robots = Sweeet

ice?
...the blades on the bottom of flipped robots
...the shavings melting in the electronics
...the practice fields

This is an engineer's thinking at its farthest extreme...if two good things are good by themselves let's do them both together to make a better thing. So who's up for an apple pie burrito?

but when have I ever known to back off from a bad idea? Lets get ready for kickoff
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Re: Curling + Robots = Sweeet

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Dagnabbit, some one has been peeking through my design notebook again! I had just figured out how to squeeze the length of a curling track into a standard FIRST field length, by combining it with banked curves from a NASCAR track. But since you figured it all out, I have to throw away the whole idea and start all over again.-dave
And again, that little short plow bot ends up in another weird position on the field. Whether it has balls dropped on it (2004), or lifting it's "leg" for an extra 10 points (2005), that one always makes my day when I see what crazy stuff it does next.
Is that now the ice cleaning Zamboni bot instead of the plow bot?
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Re: Curling + Robots = Sweeet

Hmmm, FIRST seems to like having multiple scoring objects instead of just one.....
This will be one exciting game of curling!
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Re: Curling + Robots = Sweeet

dlavery wow nice design, but errrr if ya throw the stone too hard won't it fly off the curve and hit like all of the people in the back of the glass?
just saying...hehe
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Re: Curling + Robots = Sweeet

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...its on top of frozen water! Otherwise known as ice.
Good to know that college education is paying off, eh?

j/k guys

Sounds like a good game, unless we go back to Epcot in the parking lot!
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Re: Curling + Robots = Sweeet

this must be another hint from Dave! It all makes perfect sense now, the English channel must be referring to the long, twisted path on the new game field for 2006, and because skates would be too dangerous, the kit of parts will have hovercraft parts in it!

or maybe I am just thinking too hard, ugh 7 months until kickoff, and I already have a headache!

PS. If the above post didn't make much sense to you, its OK, the rumors section of chiefdelphi is looking at all the "hints" dlavery has given us so far (as usual). One of them was "hovercrafts, and 'think of the English channel", as for "the fox is in the hen house", I have no idea how to relate it to this game
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Re: Curling + Robots = Sweeet

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One of them was "hovercrafts, and 'think of the English channel", as for "the fox is in the hen house", I have no idea how to relate it to this game
Fox in a henhouse...If a fox somehow got into a henhouse, the hens would panic and scatter, something like the boxes on the ramp in '03 when a robot hit them at full speed. Maybe several scoring objects scattering?

P.S. Dave, stop recycling the animation from this year and saying it's next year's game.
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Re: Curling + Robots = Sweeet

As was mentioned before, Canada FIRST once had a game called Robocurl. Unfortunately after watching the whole competition, I have bad news for you curling fans....most boring game EVER! Im sure the game can be designed to be more exciting than the Canadian version...but wow. Essentially, there was a track where robots would travel around, stop, shoot a rock, rotate around, stop , shoot a rock, and things like that. No real defense, the robots were all the same...just not fun looking. Buuuuut...maybe it would work, I dont know!

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Re: Curling + Robots = Sweeet

*gasp* Boring? Curling?! Never!!
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Re: Curling + Robots = Sweeet

Wow, curling and Robotics thats is really cool. Only one problem came to mind what about teams that don't have access to an ice rink or some other ice covered field? Otherwise what a cool idea!
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Re: Curling + Robots = Sweeet

I can think of nothing nerdier. Lets do it.
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