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Robonexus: Day 2 Report

Posted 8 Oct 2005 at 06:23 UTC by steve Share This

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.

I love you too Steve., posted 8 Oct 2005 at 12:31 UTC by The Swirling Brain » (Master)

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!!!

big ball trail, posted 8 Oct 2005 at 14:22 UTC by steve » (Master)

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.

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