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Re: OFFICIAL PROPELLERPOWERED EXPO: THANK YOU FROM THE STAFF!
« Reply #60 on: August 18, 2013, 01:31:37 PM »
The Propellerpowered Expo 2013 show was awesome!

Attendees brought great projects, vendors sold useful items at discount, speakers presented helpful information, the line follower and sumo bot contests were fun, lunch was hot and delicious, the homemade cookies were the best ever, there were plenty of generous raffle awards, the "free" and "$1" tables were very popular, the facility was first class, and lots of information was openly shared.

A highlight for me was our Skype conversation with Chip Gracey. Chip shared new information about the Prop2, updated us on progress, and openly answered lots of questions. There was an interesting discussion about "open" testing, that is, the possibility of allowing the public to beta test the first Prop2 samples. That would be amazing! How many other chip manufacturers do you know openly share details, respond to comments and suggestions, and make their new products better even before the first one is made?

The response to my musical fountain exhibit was amazing, receiving "Best of Show." (More about the fountain Propeller project at http://forums.parallax.com/showthread.php/149205-Scale-Model-Grand-Haven-Musical-Fountain). There were other exhibits that could have won the award, and I am pleased that the fountain edged out the competition this year. Next year, watch out! There were some amazing "in-progress" projects that, when finished, will dominate the show next year.

Thanks to Oldbitcollector, the sponsors, and the many volunteers for presenting the show. I learned a lot and it was well worth the trip from southeast Michigan.

Some photos of the event are posted here:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/kxylahnry0f3j82/E4NqOh825h
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Re: OFFICIAL PROPELLERPOWERED EXPO: THANK YOU FROM THE STAFF!
« Reply #61 on: August 18, 2013, 02:05:06 PM »
As many know, the Expo this year was "self supporting."  --  Here's some good news...

I just added up all the expense receipts, entrance fees, and raffles collected.. 

We had a surplus of $178.00 the bulk of which I will use to reserve the location for next year, with a few dollars I gave to the other staff members as a very small thank you for all the work they did!    The date for the 2014 Expo will be announced within the month.

The night before the expo 16 met for a "Meet & Greet" Chit/chat at the local Chamber of Commerce in Orrville.

We had 31 staff/guests arrive, two robotics contests. (I think I accidentally swapped the first prizes on those!! SORRY!), We several fantastic projects displayed, 5 speakers (including Chip Gracey by video remote {skype})

We gave away prizes and raffle items from Jim Fouch @ makeagizmo.com, and Art Granzeier @ granzeier.com, Bryan Cartwright, Propellerpowered, and Parallax.   Thank you for your Support in helping us!  We couldn't have done this without your help!

Some photos of the event are posted here:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7db0slnz2v35ync/1rfi4jm_AM

Edit: more pics were added late 8/18/13

I had an amazing time!  As always the enthusiasm for the Propeller at these shows in contagious.

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Re: OFFICIAL PROPELLERPOWERED EXPO: THANK YOU FROM THE STAFF!
« Reply #62 on: August 18, 2013, 04:21:54 PM »
This EXPO was well worth the drive. 
Robin and I both call it time well spent.

Some of my photos
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rx84scvah86zv46/QFRi3AvSCF

For those of you that    did     did'nt make it, sorry, try again next time.

« Last Edit: August 19, 2013, 06:30:53 AM by Roger Lee »

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Re: OFFICIAL PROPELLERPOWERED EXPO: THANK YOU FROM THE STAFF!
« Reply #63 on: August 18, 2013, 10:42:19 PM »
Video walk-around by Bryan..


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Re: OFFICIAL PROPELLERPOWERED EXPO: THANK YOU FROM THE STAFF!
« Reply #64 on: August 18, 2013, 11:42:24 PM »
I had an awesome time as always... thanks to everyone for setting up the show, and for bringing cool projects and stuff for sale.

Pat

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Re: OFFICIAL PROPELLERPOWERED EXPO: THANK YOU FROM THE STAFF!
« Reply #65 on: August 19, 2013, 07:55:45 AM »
Here is a video of the Sumo battle:

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Re: OFFICIAL PROPELLERPOWERED EXPO: THANK YOU FROM THE STAFF!
« Reply #66 on: August 19, 2013, 08:19:36 PM »
It looks like you all had a lot of fun, someday I will make it to one of these Expo's
BTW are their and video's of the presentations

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Re: OFFICIAL PROPELLERPOWERED EXPO: THANK YOU FROM THE STAFF!
« Reply #67 on: August 20, 2013, 08:41:09 AM »
Here is a video of the Sumo battle:


Thanks for posting this Roger, Abby got a kick out of watching it.

C.W.

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Re: OFFICIAL PROPELLERPOWERED EXPO: THANK YOU FROM THE STAFF!
« Reply #68 on: August 20, 2013, 10:56:30 AM »
Here is what I have for the Line Followers.



 Part 1 ( trying again )




Part 2
 
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Re: OFFICIAL PROPELLERPOWERED EXPO: THANK YOU FROM THE STAFF!
« Reply #69 on: August 20, 2013, 10:59:08 AM »
@roadster,

I don't know if anyone recorded the presentations.  I did not.
 We should have done that.  Sorry.

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Re: OFFICIAL PROPELLERPOWERED EXPO: THANK YOU FROM THE STAFF!
« Reply #70 on: August 20, 2013, 11:54:15 AM »
Bryan got about 12 minutes of Chip's presentation.   I was too busy doing "expo work" to run a camera for more than a few minutes.  I'll post the video from Bryan tonight when I get home.

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Re: OFFICIAL PROPELLERPOWERED EXPO: THANK YOU FROM THE STAFF!
« Reply #71 on: August 22, 2013, 08:02:07 AM »
Thanks for posting the line following video Roger.

If you get a chance can you check the upload of video #1, it loads like it is going to play and looks like it's about an 11 minute video, then changes to 0 seconds after loading.

Thanks,

C.W.

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Re: OFFICIAL PROPELLERPOWERED EXPO: THANK YOU FROM THE STAFF!
« Reply #72 on: August 22, 2013, 08:39:13 AM »
I posted a summary of the two robot contests (http://propellerpowered.com/forum/index.php?topic=495.30, reply number 35, on page 3.)  We really want to thank everyone who entered, and everyone who watched, for a great time.

And, remember, every single robot, that was entered into a contest, walked away with a prize - as Nike says: "Just do it!"

I also started setting the scene for next year's contest(s) - Stay safe, Jeff! ;)

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Re: OFFICIAL PROPELLERPOWERED EXPO: THANK YOU FROM THE STAFF!
« Reply #73 on: August 22, 2013, 09:31:30 AM »
@ C.W.

Thanks for the letting me know about the viewing issue. Interesting.
I'm sure it was working.  I'll see what I can do.
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Re: OFFICIAL PROPELLERPOWERED EXPO: THANK YOU FROM THE STAFF!
« Reply #74 on: August 22, 2013, 09:49:45 AM »
Just checked my Part 1 (and Part 2) video from desktop PC and it plays fine.
It will not play from an IPAD.  Part 2 plays from the IPAD, just not part 1. 

I'll keep looking for anything I may have done differently from one to the other.
Anyone have any ideas?