We’ve just kicked off a series of “Tech Thursday” meetups (http://bit.ly/bdtt3) and had our initial informal meeting last night… one of the many things we got excited about was doing some autonomous robotics, and we like the look of the smaller Robot Sumo classes.
It strikes me that having a UK Makerspace Robot Sumo league would be a pretty cool idea. Anyone else fancy starting a discussion about that? Obviously, it would suit some 'spaces more than others, but a bit of friendly rivalry and the associated PR couldn’t do anyone any harm!
There are defined rules for the classes, or we could develop our own. Making it autonomous means it encourages coding as well as the mechanicals & clever materials solutions.
We’ve got a quorum of techie engineer types who would work well under a project with a defined objective like this, and I’m sure your techies would as well - focus the mind and do great (15cm cube) things!
So, are you up for it?