The second day of Robonexus was
very busy. This was the first day the exhibit floor was open and there
were crowds lined up waiting to get in when the doors opened. Large groups
of school children were brought in throughout the day as well and
seeemed to be enjoying the show. The high point of the day was Lindz
Lawlor and his Electric
Giraffe. Lindz was on his way home from the Burning Man festival with his
giraffe when he found out about Robonexus and stopped by. The
Giraffe is a huge robot powered by propane. The robot is covered
with xenon strobes and colored lights that blink in time to high volume
Kraftwerk music as the Giraffe walks around. Photos of Thursday and
Friday are up.
Imagine my surprise to see in the midst of Steve's wonderful pics of the
Robonexus a georgeous picture of the Stanford Tech Museum's rolling ball
sculpture! Ah, Steve, you really do care! :-) Don't tell our
wives. Very cool RBS. Great Robonexus Pics, btw!!!
I thought you'd like that. I didn't even know it existed until we ran
across last night walking home to the hotel by an alternate route. The
photos don't convey how large it is. I need to go back and take a couple
in daylight with a person in view for size comparison. It uses standard
pool balls with stripes and numbers. It's loaded with sound generating
components like tubular bells and wood blocks so it makes all sorts of
noise as the balls move around.