Robofest Newsletter, 2-11-2004




(1) Robofest 2004 Informational Meeting Report

(2) Corrections in the draft game rule

(3) Where to buy the crates?

(4) Free Lego with Java Programming Class in March



(1) Robofest 2004 Informational Meeting on Jan 17 Report

Even if we had a heavy snow on Jan 17, thirty-four prospective Robofest coaches came to LTU. They watched �Earthquake Challenge� game demonstrations, reviewed game rules, and gave a lot of constructive ideas to improve the event for the students. They were planning the following number of teams according to the survey done on that day:

- 54 Lego Robot Competition teams

- 9 Advanced Robot Competition teams

- 3 Lego Exhibition teams

- 1 Advanced Exhibition team


(2) Corrections in the draft game rule

- The height of the bottle should be 8.5�, not 7.5�. Capacity is 20 oz (591 ml).

- Ladder: Four 16-size beams, not 12. Eight 10-size axles, not ten.


The final version to be posted on Feb 21 will have all the corrections and clarifications about rules. We thank everyone�s inputs so far and welcome any new suggestions/corrections before Feb. 20th.


(3) Where to buy the crates?

Perhaps due to our Robofest teams, all the crates at Meijers are sold out! After contacting Sterilite company, we found out that you can buy crates from �True Value� Hardware stores.
To find a location near you, please go to:


(4) Free Lego with Java Programming Class in March

Announcing a free Lego with Java Programming Class using Eclipse environment in March at LTU:

- Sat. March 13: 9am-Noon (introduction, setup, basics)

If you are interested in taking these classes, please RSVP to [email protected].



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Chan-Jin Chung, Associate Professor, Robofest organizer

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