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Sumobot competition recap.

Thanks to all that attended and competed in the 2nd annual Sumobot Tournament.  We had 12 bots in the melee and the winner was Exspurt, built by Rick  Check out his bot site for ideas.  Jose got second and I got third.  That ExSpurt is an awesome bot and Lessor is a tough competitor.  Below is an epic battle between Lessor and ExSpurt.

Here is the final bracket showing the winners...

The bracket software was called Bracket Maker HD on the iPad.  The iPad projected the results on the wall.  The software worked very well for our double elimination competition.

Big thanks to Solarbotics.  They provided some awesome prizes for the competition.  Check out their website for all your robot needs.

Special thanks to Jeff Johnson for the hot wings and pizza bites.  Thanks to Rick, Jule, and Gene for making the drive to Louisville to fight your bots.  We hope you had a great time.  Thanks to Alex - it is great to have some high school hackers.  Thanks to all who dressed up for Halloween. And big thanks to Tim, who put together a fantastic sumo workshop.  These simple looking bots can be deceptively complex!

Overall it was a great event!  Can't wait until next year!

Hack on,


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