MystiCon 2013 Sci-Fi Convention - Robotics Workshops & Demos

We are invited to return for another MystiCon.... MystiCon 2012 was a blast!!

Start planning & suggesting robotics demos we should build & show off at the MystiCon science fiction convention!!!

The Volunteer Roster is Full - I.e., eight volunteers have committed to work the robotics demos, and will receive free entrance:(i.e., if you are not on the following list, then you would need to pay an entrance fee (approximately $35) in order to attend... sorry about that!): Gary, Jay, Shellie, Mitch, Chad, Christine, Micah, & Kevin.





Tentative Schedule:


-9:00 to 9:30 - Setup - Note: I will arrive by 8:50AM

- Projector, Test it with RCA Cable Input
- Projector, Test it with Laptop Input

- Test any robots which need to be tested

- Set out flyers & business cards
- Place robots on tables in staging locations

-Six Tables:
- 1 table - robot parade track
- 1 table – TikiBot

- 2 Tables - for staging robots from - on stage
- 2 Tables, keep clear, to do demos on - on stage

-9:30 to 11:30 – Robotic Demos:

Micah & Chris – Please take photos & video during the event

9:30 - RC Intro - Servos, Tx, Rx, Battery

9:40 - RC - Two RC Sumo Bots & an Autonomous Lego Sumo Bot

9:50 - RC - Fly Vapor Model Airplane

10:00 - Jay – TeraByte

10:10-10:20 - Break (or use to make up time)

10:20 - Chad – BoeBot & Air-Cannon

10:30 - Autonomous Line Follower Parade Bots - Gary

10:40 - Autonomous TikiBot – Gary

10:50 - Robot Arm, etc. - Mitch

11:00 - Roving Greeter Bot – Kevin driving, Gary on vocals

11:15 - Sumo Bots - Audience hands-on with battling sumos


11:30 to 11:45 - Pack Up

I recommend everyone bring a bottle of water, and any snacks you may want... I don't know what food options there will be at the convention.

Please call me if you have any questions.


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  • Gary Yohe

    Marina Sirtis is a GoH for Mysticon 2014. Live Long and prosper Deanna Troi

    1 · May 18, 2013

  • Kevin Hines

    Mitch: Thanks for posting your excellent photos!

    February 25, 2013

  • Kevin Hines

    Micah: Great Photos! Thanks!!

    February 24, 2013

  • Kevin Hines

    Check out the video from the roving video robot here:­

    February 24, 2013

  • Christine Gries

    Once again I had a blast with all of you! Thanks so much, will be getting pics and hopefully video up sometime today !

    2 · February 24, 2013

    • Kevin Hines

      Thanks, Chris! ... I look forward to seeing your photos, as well as everyone else's photos from the event!

      February 24, 2013

  • Christine Gries

    It was great! Interactive and alot of fun !

    1 · February 24, 2013

  • Gary Yohe

    Great teamwork and exhibits. Be ready for an even bigger 2014.

    1 · February 23, 2013

  • Kevin Hines

    WOW! Everyone did a great job helping all our guests learn about robotics and about making cool stuff ... THANKS EVERYONE!!!

    February 23, 2013

  • Kevin Hines

    Will anyone need to use a laptop with the projector? If so, please let me know.

    Currently, I only plan to use the projector for showing video from the roving video robot, via an RCA video cable...

    February 18, 2013

  • Kevin Hines

    The schedule has been updated... again... Please let me know any inputs. Thanks!

    February 18, 2013

  • Christine Gries

    I can't wait I am so excited about Mystic Con and being involved with the Robotics Club! Thanks !

    2 · February 17, 2013

  • William Hood

    William would like to contribute if that would be acceptable

    January 12, 2013

    • Kevin Hines

      Courtney: I'd very much like to ask William & Matt to help during the Robot Parade Workshop, on June 8th... where we will help people build Lego NXT robots for the parade... if William & Matt would build a robot for that event, and show it & explain it to attendees, that would be very helpful! Thanks!

      January 28, 2013

    • Kevin Hines

      PS - The Robot Parade, on June 8th, is geared more for kids, and I think William & Matt will enjoy the Robot Parade a lot! http://www.roanokerob...­

      January 28, 2013

  • Gary Yohe

    Latest ambition - an animated talking Tiki triggered by a PIR detector.

    1 · June 30, 2012

  • Gary Yohe

    WAHOOO !!!! Lets knock their steampunk spats off.

    1 · May 16, 2012

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