NodeBots Day 2016 by SacJS

NodeBots Day 2016

July 23, 2016 - 10:00am to 5:30pm

NodeBots Day is not a hackathon. There will be no prizes other than the satisfaction of making something awesome! Each event has experts on hand to help you build your project and start you on the path to building awesome devices. Overall we're going to get together, collaborate and hack. The focus of NodeBots Day is on sharing and enjoying each other's company and JavaScript. Lots of JavaScript.

The goal at the end of the day is for everyone to have a working, Javascript-powered robot that will go to battle against two other robots in a sumo ring. The last bot standing moves on to the next round until one remains!

And after the battle is over, you get to take your robot home with you!

Creativity is actively encouraged! Control your bot from your cellphone! Create a hammer-like weapon out of popsicle sticks! If you can think it up, try to do it!

  • What is included in my ticket?

    A brand new Arduino Uno, a SumoBot chassis, batteries, and all other parts needed to build your fully functional robot, plus lunch!

  • What is a NodeBot? What is a SumoBot?

    NodeBots are hardware controlled with JavaScript, typically using the "jQuery of hardware", Johnny Five.

    A SumoBot is a NodeBot specifically designed to push other NodeBots out of the designated Sumo ring by any means necessary!

  • Is this a Hackathon?

    Nope! While we will declare a winner of the Sumo Ring, you're only prize will be celebrating your victory over the other bots.

    Spectacular failure is also celebrated and encouraged!

  • Do I have to have any experience with robots or hardware?

    Nope! If you have done any sort of work on the web using Javascript, then you are fully qualified to built a robot!

  • Can my child attend?

    Well behaved kids are welcome as long as they are accompanied by a parental guardian for the duration of the event. Parental Guardians must purchase a meal ticket.

  • What do I need to bring with me?

    A functional laptop with NodeJS pre-installed. Please refer to the NodeJS installation instructions if you need further information.

Time Activity
9:45am - 10:00am Checkin/Registration
10:00am - 10:45am Introductions & Instructions
10:45am - 1:00pm Design & Build
1:00pm - 2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm - 5:00pm Build & Test
5:00pm - 5:30pm Battle!

Follow @nodebots, @nodebotsday and @sac_js for more info.

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  • This ticket includes admission, an Arudino Uno, a SumoBot chassis kit, batteries, all other parts necessary to build a basic SumoBot, and lunch. By the end of the day, you'll have a working, battle-hardened, Javascript-powered robot that you can take home with you!
  • For attendees that are under the age of 18. This ticket includes admission, an Arudino Uno, a SumoBot chassis kit, batteries, all other parts necessary to build a basic SumoBot, and lunch. By the end of the day, you'll have a working, battle-hardened, Javascript-powered robot that you can take home with you! A PARENTAL GUARDIAN MUST ACCOMPANY YOU. The purchase of a "Meal Ticket - Parental Guardian" ticket is REQUIRED for each parental guardian that will accompany you. If a Parental Guardian ticket is not purchased before the event (or before the SumoBot kits are ordered), your ticket will be cancelled without a refund.
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