We took the robots up to Leeds to visit the amazing Emma Bearman and lovely folks at Playful Anywhere.
We did some dancing in a shopping mall, scared people with a crab and talked about play and bringing joy with robots.
Nothing unusual about two robots dancing hey? pic.twitter.com/eRh60l97s4— Emma Bearman (@EmmaMBearman) April 28, 2022
We got to drive robots around the NEC, and met some amazing people.
We had an amazing day at #makerscentral2022, thank you @askcarveco for letting us hang out, and to all the awesome robot drivers who dropped by... you were brilliant! 🤖❤️— mechanismo (@mechanismobot) April 30, 2022
EMF Camp was amazing - Crawlybot made new friends and showed off a bit.
...oh, and best of all, I got to meet Mike Horne! :-)
We sometimes get asked how the robots handle running on grass... this was a pretty luxuriant turf!
Crawly also surprisingly topped the leaderboard for the Hacky Races remote controlled robot class! :-)
Huge thanks @Hacky_Racers for all your mega hard work putting this on and letting us have a go! ❤️— mechanismo (@mechanismobot) June 6, 2022
(we had a lovely time!) @NeaveEng - I hope you are recovering after the 'safety tape' incident! 😬🤖🍻#emfcamp https://t.co/gAgD702VV1 pic.twitter.com/d9elac8xAs
The original plan was to make another Crawlybot, that was the correct PiWars dimensions. Like so many plans, this went awry and faced with shortening Crawly's chassis by 25mm to fit within the length limit, I was seriously rehearsing my 'throwing the towel in' email to Mike at this point.
Crawly in pieces.
Wonderful sheep, thanks to the amazing annA rydeR!
I was so grateful, I didn't have the heart to asked for wolves as well, so dressed some excess sheep up in wolf's clothes.