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Post by capicola » Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:16 pm

Worked with the Robot Wars and Battlebots shows from 94 through 2003 as the radio frequency coordinator for the control radios and helped manage the pits. Been hearing about BM for ages and thought maybe it's time to put a foot in the water and see if the current sucks me in! Spurred further by some of the people I work event production with that have a site this year and invited me to come along. Might even make it!

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Post by sunn » Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:26 pm

Come home, come home to Burning Man...it's calling us all back. Once you go, you want to go again and again and again.

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Post by bigbluedoggy » Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:42 pm

Cappy you silly fuck... I already thought you were gonna camp with us!!??
Hurry up and decide already!

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Post by capicola » Mon Jul 30, 2007 9:51 pm

hahahahahahaha - you're who I was referring to ya silly fuck! I am planning to - just gotta come up with the dinero to get my skanky ass in there..........haven't figured out the process yet. So I'm an idiot - so sue me!

Haahahahahahahahahahahaha - an insane idiot at that.....

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Post by MikeVDS » Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:05 pm

Yes, we need more engineering folk. We have tons, but more is always better. We get drowned in partiers by the end of the week. Not that partying is bad, I'd just rather be drowned in robots. We probably met in Long Beach 99'. A friend and I competed the battlebot Executioner. I did a couple after that but I didn't do any of the interacting between officials on those, just design and building.

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Post by bigbluedoggy » Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:06 pm

and have no doubt... you are very welcome! Talk to you soon!

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Post by bigbluedoggy » Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:10 pm

By the way Cappy, we could use a hand building this month too!!! Come have fun!

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Post by capicola » Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:42 pm

Dave - love to help - keep me posted. I also just got my hands on a Toro 1200 watt generator in good shape - just need to clean and tune the carburetor. Any need for more power at the site, I'll be gald to add it to the equipment list!
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Post by bigbluedoggy » Mon Jul 30, 2007 11:11 pm

Good news! I'll let you know when buildfest commences! I just bought a pair of Honda EU2000 gennys yesterday. It was almost cheaper to buy two of them than one EU3000... go figure. Now we even have a redundancy plan redundant to the solar power redundancy plan (huh?) If you have room to haul yours out there, it may come in handy. If not, I wouldn't worry! Talk to you soon!!

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Post by capicola » Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:31 am

Dave - And another thing while I am thinking about it........

From my years working at Futaba, I have a collection of hobby remote control radio sets, speed controls and hobby size servos, plus the Team Losi Jr. truck I used one year at the Elton John Oscars viewing party to pull all my satellite cables under the floor of the tent. (I hate crawling under houses too!). If we think of any remote controlled gimmicks we wish to create, either to tie in to existing plans, or add new elements, I offer it all into the mix!

So far yours is the only screen name I have of the group - hit me with any others I should be keeping in touch with please.
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Post by Davoid » Thu Aug 02, 2007 1:28 am

MikeVDS wrote:Yes, we need more engineering folk. We have tons, but more is always better. We get drowned in partiers by the end of the week. Not that partying is bad, I'd just rather be drowned in robots.
Hear! Hear! More robots!

(I'm not an engineer)
(or a robot)
(I do live in Long Beach, though)

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