Birmingham City University are set to run their sixth annual Techfest at the City Centre Campus, Millennium Point, Birmingham. On Saturday 25 June 2016, the University will be host to a celebration of technology, engineering and science.
As with previous events there will be a variety of activities during the day which is expected to include robotics contests for mini-sumo, line-followers, wall-followers, drag-racers and, of course, the UK international micromouse contest.
Students will have projects on display and there will be support from professional bodies and commercial sponsors.
You can get full details and register for the contests (it is free) at the Birmingham City University Techfest site:
If you find yourself anywhere near Vancouver around Jun 11-12 2016, call in at the Vancouver Mini Maker Fair where Marginally Clever Robots is hosting a contest. There will be plenty to see and several classes of robot contest.
Get the full details at the Marginally Clever Site.
We are about ready for Minos 2016 which will take place on Saturday April 16th at Birmingham City University’s Millennium Point Campus. The provisional schedule looks like this:
10:30 Registration and Coffee
10:50 Welcome and Administrivia
11:00 Duncan Louttit
11:10 Luzhou Ye
11:20 - High Efficiency Power Supplies
11:40 Peter Harrison
11:50 - Contest Roundup
12:10 Duncan Louttit
12:20 Contest organisation
13:20 Duncan Louttit
13:30 - Wycombe Warriors; a new robot building group and how it was started.
13:50 Ian Butterworth
14:00 - R.I.P Ferris
14:10 Rob Probin
14:20 - Overview of options for real-time Linux
14:40 Alan Dibley
14:50 - 3D printing in LARGE font
15:00 Show and Tell
15:10 - Glue Gun Injection Moulding, Making Fans . . .
16:00 Bernard Grobowski
16:10 - Fun With Foam
16:30 Harjit Singh
16:40 - Zeetah Update
Nothing is finalised so any suggestions are welcome. We can decide on evening/Sunday arrangements during Saturday.
For full details of the event location see the original post at http://www.micromouseonline.com/2016/01/29/minos-2016-preparation/
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