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NRW 2012 Robot Block Party! Answered

This year for National Robotics Week, we're hosting a Robot Block Party!

Who: Robot fans of all ages!
When: Monday, April 9, from 4-7pm
Where:Autodesk Gallery, 2nd Floor, 1 Market St. SF, CA

What: Robots!  Robot kits!  Robot builders!  Robot-themed activities!  More ROBOTS!

We'll also serve pizza, snacks, and home-madeliquid nitrogen ice creammixed live on-site!   

Sign ups are now open!  
(Please fill out the form so we've got your name on the list for building security.)

We've got robot demos and talks from the founders of Robogames, sculptor Nemomatic, and inflatable robots from Otherlab.  Stay tuned for more information - there will be more robots, more presenters, and more robot fun!

Discussions

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ilpug
ilpug

8 years ago

Well, unfortunately, I will not be able to attend. Dang. I was going to come, bring some friends, and some servo arm designs I had, but the scheduling did not work out this time. Maybe next time! :/

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canida
canida

Reply 8 years ago

D'oh! Next time.

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cammers
cammers

8 years ago

Dang, wrong hemisphere!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

8 years ago

Dang, wrong continent again!

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canida
canida

Reply 8 years ago

I am actually putting a box of gear together to send to London this Friday - do you know about the Big Bang event for kids/educators? Just stuff, no people, though.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 8 years ago

I might as well BE in the wrong continent....

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 8 years ago

Big Bang? Do you possibly mean "Bang Goes the Theory"?

There's a road-show of that, I should be visiting them as a school trip.

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canida
canida

Reply 8 years ago

Nope! I'll send you email.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 8 years ago

Oh? Intriguing...

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ilpug
ilpug

8 years ago

Man, I hope I can modify my schedule to make it... only live 3 hours away, but I am in school that day! Why on a Monday? Argh.

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canida
canida

Reply 8 years ago

Aren't you on spring break that week? Lots of schools are! But that's why we went 4-7pm, so people could travel. Sorry you're 3 hours away, though!

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ilpug
ilpug

Reply 8 years ago

I might be... *checks website* YES!! I will probably go then. I will probably bring a friend or two also. I have limited experience in robotics, mainly only with Vibrobots and building RC hovercraft, but I hope I can contribute!

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canida
canida

Reply 8 years ago

Sign ups are now open!

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CatTrampoline
CatTrampoline

8 years ago

Dang, wrong side of the continental divide again!

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canida
canida

Reply 8 years ago

One day we'll do something where you are! In the meantime, check the NRW site for local events - there might be something near you.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 8 years ago

C.T. I feel the same way, and when there is an event in my area (NYC, Queens Maker Faire) it is once a year and is subject to my wife's (in)discretion as to whether I can go or not. Because I feel so awkward around people I have no contact with previously, it is very hard for me to even think about helping to arrange something.

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CatTrampoline
CatTrampoline

Reply 8 years ago

Yeah, I think most of us are in the same situation. I did get to go to Maker Faire Austin 5 or 6 years ago, but they haven't had one in Texas recently.

If you are near a large population center like NYC or DFW (Dallas-Fort Worth), an event will eventually come around.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 8 years ago

Yes, once a year :-) And "near" is relative.....I am withing 3-4 hour drive of NYC / Manhatten, and another half hour or so drive through it to Queens....not always fun.

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schumi23
schumi23

Reply 8 years ago

I was so happy when I heard about it (I only got into DIY, and discovered Instructables around... right after NY's maker fair) I live RIGHT next to were it is (I often bike through the park were they hold it) :)

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canida
canida

Reply 8 years ago

Awesome, we'll see you there next year!

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CatTrampoline
CatTrampoline

Reply 8 years ago

I hear that! Houston is 5 hours away and I have to drive through 2 cities that have horrible traffic and worse drivers, which is one reason I haven't been down there in 3-4 years. Lubbock is 6 hours away but it is mostly easy driving. I am planning to go to Mini Maker Faire in Lubbock in April, and I will try to find another attraction to bundle into the trip.

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CatTrampoline
CatTrampoline

Reply 8 years ago

Thanks for the tip. There are a couple of events in Houston. I should check the Make calendar and see what else is coming up.

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paulbr
paulbr

8 years ago

nice image it so cool