The 2015 Sumo Smackdown will be 9:00 am - noon, Friday, April 24. Again, UNI Physics is providing free shipping for the first five builders to ship in a timely manner. A link to the live feed will appear on the Physics Department website (and ideally also on the UNI Homepage).
Sainsmart is providing three door prizes for visiting builders: A $100-prize and two $50 drawing prizes. All builders of visiting robots will be entered in this drawing, which could be used, for example, to purchase several Arduino microcontrollers from the Sainsmart website.
Also, publishers of Nuts and Volts and Servo are providing free one-year subscriptions to four builders, as well as free copies of their 2014 publications (in electronic form). And, Sainlab, a new company founded by a UNI student Salil Kalghatgi, is working toward the development of a virtual makerspace dedicated to minisumo robotics. More later. And, finally, we will continue to offer two truly spectacular plaque awards, one to the top visiting builder, and one to the top student competitor.
The registration form for the April 24, 2015, UNI MiniSumo Smackdown is posted below. Contact Dale Olson by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Please note that our 2015 sumo-robotics high school camp will be offered from June 22-26, 2015 on the UNI campus. Please see the menu, Sumo Robotics Camps and the link: www.uni.edu/camps.