A new MakerSpace up in Cumming. Looks like their actual website's hosed at the moment, but check out their Meetup Page.

 

Upcoming MakerSpace Forsyth Happenings

Events - Makerspace Forsyth

Events - Makerspace Forsyth
  • Makerspace Forsyth

    Description:
    If you’re planning to be in the tournament on August 18th please take a few minutes to come in and have your robot and team photographed for the event.

    Maker Mentors:
    Andres Torres
    Elijah Miller
    Jacob Andrews

    Cumming, GA 30040 - USA

    Tuesday, August 14 at 6:00 PM

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    https://www.meetup.com/makerspace_forsyth/events/252945156/

  • Makerspace Forsyth

    This Meeting:
    If you’re planning on being in the tournament on August 18th, please come in for the weigh-in and last checks. Thank you.

    Maker Mentors:
    Andres Torres
    Elijah Miller
    Jacob Andrews

    Cumming, GA 30040 - USA

    Friday, August 17 at 6:00 PM

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    https://www.meetup.com/makerspace_forsyth/events/252945222/

  • Makerspace Forsyth

    Description:
    This is a bracketed tournament where two autonomous robots try to push each other out of the competition ring. Two out of three rounds wins the bout.

    Where:
    The place is Kapow! In case you’re not familiar with them they are a huge comics and tabletop gaming place in Cumming. Stay tuned for details as they come in.

    Registering Your Robot for Competition:
    If you want to enter your robot for competition in the tournament please contact us at info@makerspaceforsyth.com. Please put Sumo Tournament in the subject line. We'll have a registration form available soon.

    Facebook Video:
    mini-sumo build day - https://www.facebook....

    From WikiPedia:
    Robot-sumo, or pepe-sumo, is a sport in which two robots attempt to push each other out of a circle (in a similar fashion to the sport of sumo). The robots used in this competition are called sumobots.

    The engineering challenges are for the robot to find its opponent (usually accomplished with infrared or ultra-sonic sensors) and to push it out of the flat arena. A robot should also avoid leaving the arena, usually by means of a sensor that detects the edge.
    The most common “weapon” used in a sumobot competition is an angled blade at the front of the robot, usually tilted at about a 45-degree angle towards the back of the robot. This blade has an adjustable height for different tactics.

    Cumming , GA - USA

    Saturday, August 18 at 10:00 AM

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    https://www.meetup.com/makerspace_forsyth/events/250741231/