10:30am-1:00pm: Build-a-Parade-Robot Workshop & Exhibits, in Science Museum's Classroom "B".
2:00pm–3:00pm: RoboParade, in the Atrium of Center in the Square
The autonomous RoboParade, is back for its 3rd year! ... Robots autonomously following a black line on white tables + following each other without crashing into each other = Fun!!! :-D
The most up to date details, & registration info, are posted at: http://www.thetechnologycouncil.com/RoboParade
Videos from previous RoboParades at the Science Museum of Western Virginia:
The RoboParade is a fun event where autonomous (pre-programmed) robots are built & programmed by participants, and then all the robots drive around a large set of tables, following a line on the tables!
The robots should be autonomous, be able to follow a black line on white paper (using a light sensor), and have a means of stopping without crashing into the robot ahead of them in the parade (using a touch sensor or other means of detecting obstacles, such as an ultrasonic or infrared proximity sensor).
Info & videos from the home of the RoboParade: www.robofest.net/roboParade.htm, part of www.robofest.net
Workshop: If you have No Robot & No Experience, you should attend the Workshop, and build a robot for the Robo-Parade! ... Six Lego NXT robot kits will be available to borrow & use during the RoboParade, thanks to Henry!
Everyone with a robot which completes a few laps wins a "Science Museum of Western Virginia RBTC Robotics Parade" medal. :-D
Thanks to Henry, for organizing this event!