Showing posts from April, 2017

Results Analysis

Curious as to how each category did in PiWars (Professional, Intermediate and Beginner), I've annotated the official results with the category of the team and their overall leaderboard position in that category. For example, "2 wheels or not 2 wheels" is "Pro 1", as the winning Professional. You'll note that "Beginners" top four out of the seven categories!

Obstacle Course
1 2 wheels or not 2 wheels (Brian Corteil)Pro 12 Maxeos (Alex Daily)Inter 43 PiSquared (Leo White)Pro 64 Team Steve (Jonathan Pallant)Inter 15 Team 3.14 Musketeers / Robot B√Ętagnan (Mark Edwards)Beginner 46 Hitchin Hackspace (David Booth)Pro 57 Slice of Pi Club (Martin Eyre)Inter 68 SmartPi (David Plaquin)Beginner 119 CNM Hackerspace / Not Today Skynet (Kerry Bruce)Beginner 210 Little TREV (Matt Teague)Pro 711 Metabot3 (John Palombo / Lance Robson)Pro 312 Ipswich Makerspace / Robot Tractorbot (Keith Ellis)Pro 213 PiTastrophy (James Cohen)Pro 914 KEITH 3 – “Mostly Harmless” (Harry …

It's a win for Steve!

What a weekend. I'm exhausted! At this time we're still waiting on the full results breakdown, but in the Intermediate category, Team Steve managed a 3rd place, a 2nd place and a 1st place (for the Slightly Deranged Golf)! The three placings (plus, I guess, points elsewhere - I don't know yet) were enough to put Steve, the dog/robot at the top of the rankings for the Intermediate category. I wouldn't have believed it was possible looking at the pile of scrap parts I had on my desk at the middle of last week, so the moral is - never give up!

Here are some photos from the day:

And a couple of videos, starting with Steve playing golf:

The prize bundle I received was pretty epic. Thank you so much to all the sponsors - it really is incredible how generous they've all been. I found (in not particular order):

A Pi-DAC+. This is going to sound awesome in the Jag...An Astro Designs PiZ-Moto L293 motor driver for the Raspberry Pi  A Pi Zero kit with cables and case, from Eve…