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Unread 07-27-2012, 10:38 AM
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Re: Robots in the D

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Cyber Blue threw out the FIRST (LOL) pitch at an Indianapolis Indians game last August (Minor League Team). The media coverage was excellent, with local news and the local newspaper.

Let me know if you want any details of our design. We used 4 CIMs powering two pneumatic tires and had speed control to dial it in.

Remember that pitchers mound is higher than home plate, so you have to adjust for the elevation differences.

And, find out who will be catching the pitch. We had capability of about 90 MPH, but knew that the mascot, Rowdie, would be catching. Rowdie has very limited visibility and movement, so we slowed the pitch down to about 60 MPH so he could see it and catch it.

Here is a picture of "Lefty".

http://www.chiefdelphi.com/media/photos/38087
I did stop by and talk to a couple of your mentors at IRI... our design is a pneumatic cannon. We will pitch from in front of the mound, per the Tigers' request. Paws will be catching so we will have to dial back the speed also. HOWEVER, the robot will move to the "speed pitch" cage after the first pitch where it will redeem itself!

Here are a few photos of the robot under construction: http://goo.gl/6ag1s

Go to www.frogforce503.org to find a link and instructions for joining our Google group for discussion about the robot, marketing, and demos. The latest thread is asking for robot name suggestions... also welcome here!
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Re: Robots in the D

We have about 15 $14 tickets left for purchase, please see the frogforce503.org site for more info. Once those tickets are sold, you will need to get your tickets directly from the Tigers website.
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Re: Robots in the D

We just purchased a block of 64 tickets for the game. They are left-field tickets with an obstructed vew -- but the only obstruction is the skinny yellow foul pole. Let Karen Barnhart (karenbarnhart@twmi.rr.com) know ASAP if you need any tickets, they are $15. Aside from that group, there are NO groups or pairs of tickets left at ANY price level in the whole park, only single tickets.

FYI, robotics groups purchased over 1,000 tickets which are located in sections 144-149, 210-218, 334-336, and 338-344. You are welcome to buy single tickets near those sections from the Tigers website. Possibly pairs or groups of tickets are also available from third parties.
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Re: Robots in the D

You guys made it onto Drudge.

"Robot To Throw First Pitch At Baseball Game..."

Congrats.
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Re: Robots in the D

So who gets to throw the first first pitch? Cy-ber Young or Jordan Wieber??

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Re: Robots in the D

They actually have several first pitches... thanks for all the tips/links! Maybe we can get Jordyn to sign the robot!!

Would really appreciate anyone posting links to any other media here, or email to me at amkowalczyk@gmail.com
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Re: Robots in the D

Here's a link to photos Dan Ernst took of the event: http://www.flickr.com/photos/daniele...7631208371912/ These are of the pitch only, he has more of the demos, etc. that he will upload later.

Here's an article in WIRED: http://www.wired.com/playbook/2012/0...aseball-robot/

Article on MLB.com: http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?...s_mlb&c_id=mlb

Oh, and we DID get Jordyn to sign the robot!!!!
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Re: Robots in the D

I am so jealous, I'm a huge fan of the Tigers! :$
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Re: Robots in the D

We had a small run of navy blue shirts made with a Robots in the D logo on the front, and a sponsor list on the back for the game. Many people asked about them, so we are making them available for anyone to order at $12 each. Please use the order form at http://frogforce503.org/sites/defaul...torderform.pdf

Orders due September 4. Questions to frogforce503@gmail.com.
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Re: Robots in the D

Chris Conway did an excellent job shooting and producing this video about Cyber Young and the Robots in the D event, check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TC0a8ex3LJU
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