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(Boulder Daily Camera)   Say what you will about the engineering students at your school, but while you're cramming for finals at the end of the year they're participating in robot dodgeball tournaments   (dailycamera.com) divider line 24
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2013-04-30 08:26:16 AM  
The amount of nerd in that bottom picture is staggering.
 
2013-04-30 08:30:53 AM  

kwame: The amount of nerd in that bottom picture is staggering.


Well there is the one girl.

I wonder if she's their queen.
 
2013-04-30 08:34:42 AM  
I thought we hit rock bottom when colleges came up with Quidditch teams where people run around a field with a broom between their legs, but now I'm rethinking it.
 
2013-04-30 08:37:22 AM  

mikewadestr: I thought we hit rock bottom when colleges came up with Quidditch teams where people run around a field with a broom between their legs, but now I'm rethinking it.


No, Quidditch is still the bottom. Remember that even the most basic robot can be upgraded with light armor and a machine gun. With Quidditch you're still an idiot with a broom.
 
2013-04-30 08:37:31 AM  

BigBooper: Well there is the one girl.

I wonder if she's their queen.


Everyone is staring at the robots.  She is staring at the person I assume is the professor.  Set your sights high, there, dear.

mikewadestr: I thought we hit rock bottom when colleges came up with Quidditch teams where people run around a field with a broom between their legs, but now I'm rethinking it.


Meh, there are a ton of practical applications and learning experiences to be had from this project.
 
2013-04-30 08:38:06 AM  
 
2013-04-30 08:40:58 AM  
...while cramming for finals.
 
2013-04-30 08:43:03 AM  
If only there were a place on the interwebs where TFA article writer could have found a video.
 
2013-04-30 08:44:50 AM  

mikewadestr: I thought we hit rock bottom when colleges came up with Quidditch teams where people run around a field with a broom between their legs, but now I'm rethinking it.


A student sent in a resume with "quidditch team captain" on it. That was something she was proud of and she somehow got hired.

Anyways our enginers had to do as much work as everyone else if not more come finals.
 
2013-04-30 08:44:58 AM  
Now we just need droids that shoot out little droids that shoot.

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/Then Judgement Day can begin.
 
2013-04-30 08:45:59 AM  
Gah!  I can't wait for my arduino to arrive.
 
2013-04-30 08:47:31 AM  

thecpt: A student sent in a resume with "quidditch team captain" on it. That was something she was proud of and she somehow got hired.


Well, if you can sucker six other people into playing with you, you can convince any employee to take on that project no one wants.
 
2013-04-30 08:51:22 AM  

Gunny Walker: thecpt: A student sent in a resume with "quidditch team captain" on it. That was something she was proud of and she somehow got hired.

Well, if you can sucker six other people into playing with you, you can convince any employee to take on that project no one wants.


I guess it wouldn't be a bad game if

A) they had a real devices for the snitch

B) they got rid of the brooms

But as it stands, yeah having no shame is a high quality for employees nowadays.
 
2013-04-30 09:18:52 AM  
Say what you will about the engineering students at your school, but while you're cramming for finals at the end of the year they're participating in robot dodgeball tournaments clamoring to find any job after graduation they are enjoying their new job in their field making reasonable money.
 
2013-04-30 09:28:42 AM  
or instead of this they could have participated in Vex Robotics annual competition... this year it was called 'sack attack'... (bean bags)... robots have to pick them up and deposit them in troughs or up on a small high platform...
The world finals just finished up in Anaheim, CA a week or so ago... teams from all over the world.

game/field rules etc.

there will be a different challenge for next year...  my son has competed for the past two years at Purdue. (Purdue won the event 3 years ago)
 
2013-04-30 09:33:59 AM  
Meh, for finals we built a still (in coordination with the biology department). It was a fully documented process control system with heat exchangers and a miniature (six foot tall) plate and tube distillation column.

Unfortunately someone made us take it apart after we proved the concept. Good thing, too, I don't think the brazed seams would have lasted too long.
 
2013-04-30 09:56:22 AM  
Say what you will about the engineering students at your school, but while you're cramming for finals at the end of the year, they're participating in robot dodgeball tournaments

And while you're drinking beer and scoring with chicks after finals week, they're.....

....participating in robot dodgeball tournaments
 
2013-04-30 09:59:25 AM  

wildcardjack: Meh, for finals we built a still (in coordination with the biology department). It was a fully documented process control system with heat exchangers and a miniature (six foot tall) plate and tube distillation column.

Unfortunately someone made us take it apart after we proved the concept. Good thing, too, I don't think the brazed seams would have lasted too long.


What volume were you producing?  Why not just use labware?  You can use polypro tubs for doing the mash, and pyrex is great for distillation columns.

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And it can make a mean cup 'o joe.
 
2013-04-30 10:37:58 AM  

fireclown: Gah!  I can't wait for my arduino to arrive.




Sucker.
 
2013-04-30 11:31:46 AM  
Without scrotums, robot dodgeball is just kickball.
 
2013-04-30 11:58:40 AM  
images2.wikia.nocookie.netCan totally take The Shredder
 
2013-04-30 02:19:48 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: fireclown: Gah!  I can't wait for my arduino to arrive.



Sucker.


I know right? You can just buy them at radio shack nowadays.

/been having fun with the raspberry Pi lately as well
 
2013-04-30 04:31:54 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-05-01 06:05:02 AM  
And getting jobs at 3x the rate of arts and humanities majors....
 
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