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This Wiki is now read-only, thanks to wonderful people wanting to sell Ugg shoes or run multi-level get rich schemes online. Hope you all burn in fires, guys!

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Your laptop will be a great ally if you have one; for reference and software, rather than for disassembly.

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If you're on twitter, use the hashtag #robothackday so we can all find each other's twitterings (thanks to @sallyent for the suggestion).

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If you're on twitter, use the hashtag #robothackday so we can all find each other's twitterings (thanks to @sallyent for the suggestion).

October 21, 2009, at 09:58 AM by DaveMee - Added hashtag suggestion.
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If you're on twitter, use the hashtag #robothackday so we can all find each other's twitterings (thanks to @sallyent for the suggestion).

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We'd like to thank Oomlout, O'Reilly and Mattel for donating prizes to the Robot Hack Day.

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We'd like to thank Oomlout, O'Reilly and Mattel for donating prizes to the Robot Hack Day.

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We'd like to thank Oomlout and Mattel for donating prizes to the Robot Hack Day.

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We'd like to thank Oomlout, O'Reilly and Mattel for donating prizes to the Robot Hack Day.

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Don't bring a PS3 and an ingot of iron. Hacking is about appropriation and re-use of things. Click the link above for a better idea of what kinds of stuff you should bring (executive summary: broken old toys, electronics, and printers).

What is this electricity you speak of and what is it for?

Not everyone is a hardware genius. We're aiming the hack day at a range of backgrounds, but secretly we suspect not many people know how to service a Honda Asimo. That's okay; we're going low-tech. Rock beats scissors, right? There will be people around throughout the day who'll help you work out how to do things, fix things, and creatively break things.

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Hacking is about appropriation and re-use of things. Click the link above for a better idea of what kinds of stuff you should bring (executive summary: broken old toys, electronics, and printers).

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We'd like to thank Mattel for donating prizes to the Robot Hack Day.

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We'd like to thank Oomlout and Mattel for donating prizes to the Robot Hack Day.

October 05, 2009, at 09:08 AM by DaveMee -
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(orange words are links; click them to follow through to those pages)

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Robot Hall of Fame

Nominate your favourite robots in here!

Sponsors

We'd like to thank Mattel for donating prizes to the Robot Hack Day.

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What is this electricity you speak of and what is it for?

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What is this electricity you speak of and what is it for?

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Organisational notes

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Organisational notes

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Introduce Yourself

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Running Order

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? Don't bring a PS3 and an ingot of iron. Hacking is about appropriation and re-use of things. Click the link above for a better idea of what kinds of stuff you should bring (executive summary: broken old toys, electronics, and printers).

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Running Order

We're operating from 10:00 to 16:00, with a break from 13:00 to 14:00 to grab some lunch.

The full programme is still in planning and will be unveiled here as soon as it's ready.

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Are there things you want to achieve?

Maybe you want to learn how to solder parts together. Maybe you're itching to learn about gear systems and stepper motors.

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Feel free to add cool robot builders, projects and things that make you think here.

October 01, 2009, at 04:57 PM by DaveMee - Added some ideas. Some terrible, awful ideas.
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What is this electricity you speak of and what is it for?

Not everyone is a hardware genius. We're aiming the hack day at a range of backgrounds, but secretly we suspect not many people know how to service a Honda Asimo. That's okay; we're going low-tech. Rock beats scissors, right? There will be people around throughout the day who'll help you work out how to do things, fix things, and creatively break things.

Organisational notes

Sustenance is not something we can assist with, although there are a number of pleasant venues around us for refreshments and food, and you're more than welcome to bring your own. We're currently negotiating preferential rates for Robot Hackers.

But don't think we're trying to put you off making ChefBot3000.

Oct2009.Ideas?

Click the link above and draft out some ideas you have - it will help our team prepare and make sure they'll be able to do a little research before the day begins.

  • ChefBot3000 - It flips! It sautees! It stirs! It plucks and beheads chickens (not operators).
  • Umbrellabot - Robots don't have to be self-contained; they could be things we wear and assist us. Umbrellabot is a wearable umbrella that autonomously detects rain and assists its operator by blocking it.
  • Chronobot2K - A wearable ambient robot, wrist-mounted. It allows it's owner to 'glance' at it and identify temporal information, even when traditional cues and mechanisms are unavailable.

James Auger and Jimmy Loizeau build carnivorous robots, and robotic enhancements for animals. Are robots always just two-legged autonoma or things that can enhance us? BBC's Bamzooki is about building robots which operate in completely virtual environments. Will your robot work in a different space - the bath, in drains, or in your bag? Seth Weiner's Terranaut II lets goldfish drive their bowls around. Does your robot need to be autonomous, controlled by a person, or could it take its behaviour from other cues?

Oct2009.RHDAims

Inspiration?

Honda, you said you'd send us a couple of Asimos to take apart next year, didn't you?

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Using this site is easy. Click any orange text to follow to a new page, and click 'edit' (just above and to the right) to change the page. There are some edit buttons along the top of the input area - the paperclip (4th from left) will allow you to upload pictures and files.

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This site is a wiki, much like Wikipedia. Using this site is easy. Click any orange text to follow to a new page, and click 'edit' (just above and to the right) to change the page contents (maybe you want to add yourself - see below...). There are some edit buttons along the top of the input area - the paperclip (4th from left) will allow you to upload pictures and files.

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We're very close to both Piccadilly and Shude Hill bus stations, and either Piccadilly or Victoria train station are a few minute's walk away if you're coming by train.

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36-40 Edge Street Manchester M4 1HN

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36-40 Edge Street
Manchester M4 1HN
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So we all know who's who on the day, add yourself to this list - a name, an idea of your robotics background, and what you're interested in. You can also link to your twitter profile or website if you want to provide more information.

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So we all know who's who on the day, add yourself to this list - your name, an idea of your robotics background (if any!), and what you're interested in. You can also link to your twitter profile or website if you want to provide a bit more information.

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Getting to the MadLab

The MadLab is the building directly opposite Common, on Edge St, in Manchester's Norther Quarter.

36-40 Edge Street Manchester M4 1HN

You can see where we are on Google maps.

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[[Oct2009.Participants]Add yourself here.]

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Robot Hack Day at MadLab!!!

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Robot Hack Day at MadLab

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1. To plan the day 1. To act as an archive of the event Using this site is easy. Click any orange text to follow to a new page, and click 'edit' (just above and to the right) to change the page.

Participants?

RHDIdeas?

RHDAims?

RHDInspiration?

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  2. To act as an archive of the event

Using this site is easy. Click any orange text to follow to a new page, and click 'edit' (just above and to the right) to change the page. There are some edit buttons along the top of the input area - the paperclip (4th from left) will allow you to upload pictures and files.

Introduce Yourself

So we all know who's who on the day, add yourself to this list - a name, an idea of your robotics background, and what you're interested in. You can also link to your twitter profile or website if you want to provide more information. (:include Oct2009.Participants#pstart#pend:) [[Oct2009.Participants]Add yourself here.]

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Robot Hack Day at MadLab

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Robot Hack Day at MadLab!!!

Welcome to the MadLab Robot Hack Day Wiki. We're using this space for two purposes: 1. To plan the day 1. To act as an archive of the event Using this site is easy. Click any orange text to follow to a new page, and click 'edit' (just above and to the right) to change the page.

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The pmWiki Introduction Pages? are still around if you want them.

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The pmWiki Introduction Pages? are still available.

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Welcome to PmWiki!

A local copy of PmWiki's documentation has been installed along with the software, and is available via the documentation index.

To continue setting up PmWiki, see initial setup tasks.

The basic editing page describes how to create pages in PmWiki. You can practice editing in the wiki sandbox.

More information about PmWiki is available from http://www.pmwiki.org .

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The pmWiki Introduction Pages? are still around if you want them.

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