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by maggymay
December 8th, 2010, 9:47 pm
Forum: 2011 Build Events
Topic: Sumo Bots C
Replies: 472
Views: 75371

Re: Sumo Bots C

You need two extra sets of crystals if you are using 27 MHz, 49 MHz, or an older 75 MHz transmitter. The newer 75 MHz transmitters are digital, and allow you to select the specific frequency by setting it on the transmitter and then setting a dial on the receiver. 2.4 GHz transmitters automatically...
by maggymay
December 8th, 2010, 6:50 pm
Forum: 2011 Build Events
Topic: Sumo Bots C
Replies: 472
Views: 75371

Re: Sumo Bots C

Ok, so the crystals aren't absolutely needed if you have the digital transmitter/receiver but don't we need to be able to verify or prove that our Bots use (at least) three separate frequencies. I'm a little familiar with the crystal sets at this point but digital ?...) I think my head is going to e...
by maggymay
December 8th, 2010, 6:29 pm
Forum: 2011 Build Events
Topic: Sumo Bots C
Replies: 472
Views: 75371

Re: Sumo Bots C

Sumo Bots does not have to be an expensive event, even if your team has never participated in any of the robot events that have been run in previous years. If you are starting from scratch, then the first thing you need is a transmitter/receiver pair that meets the rules without any expense for add...
by maggymay
December 8th, 2010, 2:33 pm
Forum: 2011 Build Events
Topic: Sumo Bots C
Replies: 472
Views: 75371

Re: Sumo Bots C

fun & expensive event... if, like us, you have to build everything from the ground up and you don't really have a mentor or a robotics club to fall back on.
by maggymay
December 7th, 2010, 1:41 pm
Forum: 2011 Build Events
Topic: Sumo Bots C
Replies: 472
Views: 75371

Re: Sumo Bots C

I have also heard that it might be a trial event in Michigan too... Can anyone confirm that? I don't understand how it could possibly be a Trial Event for a state if it's already listed as a event for Nationals?... illusionist, you need to directly contact your State Coordinator/s - there should be...
by maggymay
December 4th, 2010, 9:07 pm
Forum: 2011 Build Events
Topic: Sumo Bots C
Replies: 472
Views: 75371

Re: Sumo Bots C

Hey, we've been looking at the various stores that sell the VEX stuff and have come across something that I (again) don't quite understand...is there any real difference between what is labeled "VEX" and "VEX V.5" Kits/System? Or is it a change in name only?
by maggymay
December 4th, 2010, 3:12 pm
Forum: 2011 Build Events
Topic: Sumo Bots C
Replies: 472
Views: 75371

Re: Sumo Bots C

akinci-racsny wrote:I just started working on sumo bots C. ...
It's nice to know that there's at least one other person out there who hasn't been working on this since the summer...
by maggymay
December 2nd, 2010, 10:01 pm
Forum: 2011 Build Events
Topic: Sumo Bots C
Replies: 472
Views: 75371

Re: Sumo Bots C

About the frequencies - I'm slowly coming up to speed, am trying to understand what all we have to buy, looks like we're going to use the VEX kit as our base. So, we'll have the transmitter/receiver but it looks like we just have to buy one of the VEX crystal upgrade kits... Does it matter which one...
by maggymay
December 1st, 2010, 3:21 pm
Forum: 2011 Build Events
Topic: Sumo Bots C
Replies: 472
Views: 75371

Re: Sumo Bots C

Hey, for those of you who are experienced with this event, which brand of kits do you think is better, Parallax or VEX?
by maggymay
November 30th, 2010, 11:48 am
Forum: 2011 Build Events
Topic: Sumo Bots C
Replies: 472
Views: 75371

Re: Sumo Bots C

maggymay, I have this great old book called "Build Your Own Combat Robot." I got it when I was in 4th grade or so because that's what I was interested in then! :) It has everything you need to know about how to assemble a robot. It also has some stuff about weapon systems, which will not ...

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