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    I'm interested to find out what's going on with roboteers and schools clubs and the like.

    We've just had our first session at our new school club and have a few others we're setting about soon.

    I'd be interested in knowing who else is doing this type of thing (I am aware of Wills club and Jack's club but haven't really had too much contact YET!)

    It'd be nice to expand things a bit and have a few comps going on so if you'd like to tell everyone about it just drop a line below to say what you're doing.

    I've probably got national science week off work next year and will be doing some work with WBC and stuff at some of the clubs we'll have running by then but at the moment have a few days free. If anyones interested - FOC for a good cause.

    Andy
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    Hi there,
    You mentioned our club that we run at school (I run it with Will from team Shock and Adam from team Inferno). At the moment we aren't building robots, that's scheduled for later on, possibly next term. We are currently building rockets, since it's a generic science and engineering club. We tried making FWs last year, but then realised that that was not a good idea, although two did get finished! This year we're planning something different...
    I'll talk to the others, and work out when we are going to do robots of some form, so that we can try to coincide with any planned competition.

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    hey
    you mentioned my schools robotic and sciences club, this is a relativly new club that has evolved from a small group at my house to a dt room at crists school with bandsaws and vacume formers etc etc we are just starting out but already gaining respect from people, wel kep you posted

    @ alex, may i sugest antweights?

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    Jack, antweights are in the ideas pool, with a number of other possibilities.

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    In theory I could start one at my school but it would really be quite useless as I have absolutely no experience at building fighting robots.

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    from my experiance antweights work great with a group of 5-15 as they are small, cheap, and easy too build.

    oh and btw alex, i met you at guildford, i was the guy who said blitz looked like tiny toon :P

    jack

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    Quote Originally Posted by daliad100
    In theory I could start one at my school but it would really be quite useless as I have absolutely no experience at building fighting robots.
    At what point did not knowing how to do something stop your average roboteer? The reason we have a sport with robots of the quality we have is because people went and did things they didn't necessarily know how to do!

    roboteering = engineering = using what you do know to do something which you have no idea about

    Andy
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    Blitz does look a bit like Tiny Toon, but I can only dream of it working so well!

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    I know that I could build a robot. It's just that I currently have no actual experience at building one (yet) and me trying to teach people how to build a robot can only end badly.

    What I should have probably said was I should gain some building experience and then start a club.

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