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Thread: When can Spinners be used?

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    Hi everyone, I am in the process of designing / building my first featherweight and would like to put a spinner on it. However I am not sure when the spinner can be used. I believe Robot Live events do not allow spinners not sure about Extreme Robot events. Are there other events which do?
    Basically is it worth putting a spinner on???

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    Extreme Robots allow spinners, but they have a speed limit on it. But as far as I know Robots Live doesn't.
    Last edited by sean retro; 7th July 2018 at 16:52.

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    Hi Cliff. Robots Live currently don't allow spinners in their arena. As Sean said, Extreme Robots allow spinners, as do Robochallenge at the featherweight championships (but that's only one event a year). If I were you, I would look at the event calendar, see what events you can get to, and make a decision based on that. You wouldn't want to build a spinner only to find out you can only get to Robots Live events.

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    Thanks gents, this is what I suspected, so back to the drawing board for some amendments...lol. I'll stay clear of spinners and look at alternatives.

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    Hi Cliff,
    Extreme robots have a lower tip speed limit for HW and MW. For FW there is a 250mph tip speed limit as per Robot wars for HW. Extreme Robots are holding 7 events this year and Robochallenge 1;Insomnia.I believe Robots live will hold 3 open events(non spinner)

    However Robodojo will be building a spinner capable FW arena, funding is in place and we have quotes from suppliers the only delay at the moment are the event commitments we have at Team Conker through August and September. That said we intend to hold our first FW event late November early December. After that there will be at least four events a year to justify the expenditure. That woiuld make 12 FW spinner evnts next year if the current sequence is repeated and just 3 non spinner events. Hope to see you at the Robodojo event next Sunday when I can give you more detail.

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    Cliff.
    To add to Ians comment, RoboDojo will not be having an apply/acceptance structure like other events.
    For example it is on a 'first sign up, first in' basis,.
    if we constantly hit maximum capacity, then we will put on more events.
    Currently looking at one FW event (spinner capable) every two months.
    Last edited by Keith; 8th July 2018 at 18:11.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    Cliff.
    To add to Ians comment, RoboDojo will not be having an apply/acceptance structure like other events.
    For example it is on a 'first sign up, first in' basis,.
    if we constantly hit maximum capacity, then we will put on more events.
    Currently looking at one FW event (spinner capable) every two months.
    off topic a little, over how many days you thinking the spinner events over ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxamuslead View Post
    off topic a little, over how many days you thinking the spinner events over ?
    more than likely just the one day per event, - A mix of saturdays and sundays

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    more than likely just the one day per event, - A mix of saturdays and sundays

    Brill, gonna keep a eye on this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxamuslead View Post
    Brill, gonna keep a eye on this
    we have our first event on a week today (sunday 15th July) if interested.
    Please note it is Ant and Beetle only, but i know Ian wants to have a ten minute talk during the lunch break to talk about ideas, where we want to take RoboDojo, (ant/beetle/Feathers) , etc..
    Last edited by Keith; 8th July 2018 at 19:09.

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