2011 SABRE Games at the CES Science Fair

Starting at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, February 16, 2011, in the gym of Cardston Elementary School, come and watch — or participate in — our third annual SABRE competition.

This year there will be four events, and medals for the winners. Think of this as a warm-up for Robofest in Milk River on Saturday, March 19.

Please send me an e-mail if you are thinking of participating so I can have a rough count.

The events:

We’ll run the events in the following order, with a short amount of time between events to allow for modifying a robot to run in multiple events.

The 3M Dash

Build the fastest robot you can. The first robot to cross the finish line without crossing the disqualification line wins. Here are the rules.

Line Following

The robot to follow a black line on a white surface the fastest (or furthest) wins. We’ll be using these rules.

The Obstacle Course

Build a robot to go down a straight cooridoor, going over obstacles like pencils, chocolate bars, ramps, and books. The robot that goes the furthest the faster wins. Read more details and see the tips.

Tug Of War

Two robots are tied together with a string and each tries to pull its opponent over the center line. We’ll be using these rules, and here is a great video tutorial.

Posted by Clinton Blackmore - Friday January 21, 2011.
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