[Novalug] Fwd: Robot Fest is this Saturday!
jerrywone at gmail.com
Mon Apr 19 11:59:39 EDT 2010
In case you haven't already heard...
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From: Robot Fest <noreply at robotfest.com>
Date: Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 1:39 AM
Subject: Robot Fest is this Saturday!
To: jerrywone at gmail.com
Robot Fest 2010
Mid-Atlantic Mini-Maker Faire
*Saturday, April 24, 2010 *
*10 am 3 pm *
*National Electronics Museum*
*1745 West Nursery Road**Linthicum**, **Maryland**21090*
Calling all makers, hackers, hobbyists, DIYers, experimenters,
students, artists and engineers, young and old. Come share your
passion for technology and creativity at Robot Fest and Mid-Atlantic
April 24, 2010 will mark the 10th annual Robot Fest, a one day event
for those with the unquenchable urge to create new, previously unseen
forms from lifeless electronics and mechanical parts of metal and
plastic. In the early years Robot Fest focused on the demonstration
of robotic projects, but our visitors wanted more. We have met the
demand by expanding into realms where technology is used in any
creative fashion. Robots and creative tech, side by side. And the
visitors responded with over 1200 attendees at the 2009 event.
One goal of Robot Fest is to spark an interest in Science,
Technology, Engineering and Math with workshops and activities
designed to appeal to both boys and girls. Robot Fest features
regional teams of students proud to present their robots built to
compete in state and national competitions.
Join us for our first Wearable Tech Fashion Show presenting
electronic embedded smart fabrics. While you re at it, see
robot-themed jewelry and clothing. The LEGO store at Arundel Mills
will provide hands-on Flight Simulator demonstrations and kids can
experiment with RoboDog and Gregor the Gorilla. Stop by and see
full-size R2D2s wandering the halls. Play with experimental games and
controllers from University of Baltimore Game Design. Art Institute of
Washington is bringing their Dead Animatronics and Beatbots will
demonstrate Keepon, a socially interactive robotic character for
entertainment, research, and therapy. There will be much, much more
including some surprises from our DIY cohorts from Maryland and DC.
For many years MAKE Magazine, published by O Reilly Media has shared
our vision and consistently supported Robot Fest. Starting this year
we are happy to be called the Mid-Atlantic Mini-Maker Faire.
**NEW IMPORTANT CHANGES**
Robot Fest is experiencing growing pains! As the number of guests has
increased each year, our expenses have increased as well! Most folks
do not realize that Robot Fest organizers use personal funds to cover
expenses in the hope that auctions, t-shirt sales, etc. will be
sufficient to reimburse us. This approach severely limits what we can
do each year to make Robot Fest more enjoyable, interesting and fun!
Starting this year we are suggesting an admission donation of $6 for
adults, $3 for middle and high-school students. Children elementary
school and younger are still free! At this time we don't have the
capability to accept credit/debit/bank cards.
And for a little fun, have you noticed our Robot Fest Robot logo is
wearing cool sunglasses? Bring your sunglasses and save $1 per
person! You don't have a pair of sunglasses? No problem. Visit this
, and make your own glasses.
We would greatly appreciate your support of these changes and of the
continued growth of Robot Fest / Mid-Atlantic Mini-Maker Faire!
For more information please contact Gary Mauler at 410-419-8247 or
via email info at robofest.com <mailto:rgmauler at comcast.net>
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