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    Luis Montes
    @monteslu
    Make a synchronized bot dancing competition :)
    ajfisher
    @ajfisher
    LOL
    ajfisher
    @ajfisher
    Quick vid I made of the core bot we're using for Friday workshop with the robotnik blocks for it :)
    Luis Montes
    @monteslu
    Cool!
    Pawel Szymczykowski
    @makenai
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    @lynnaloo did something with dancing bots over in Norfolk before
    They may or may not have been synchronized and dancing to Thriller iirc
    ajfisher
    @ajfisher
    that sounds fantastic
    Pawel Szymczykowski
    @makenai
    ajfisher
    @ajfisher
    Nice!
    ajfisher
    @ajfisher
    So I've just finished doing my workshop at PwC - I'm exhausted. However I'm totally pumped. Less than 5 people (out of 40) had ever done electronics (even at school!!!) and only about 4 knew how to code JS. Everyone was up and running and ended up fielding a bot that was working WITH Bluetooth... every team!!!
    Even the crew who knew how to program in JS and one of whom was familiar with JFive decided that they would stay with Robotnik as well partly to try it out and partly to keep the playing field level.
    There was so many excited people by the end of it who were absolutely invested in seeing their bots win the sumo bot challenge :)

    Some pics in my twitter: https://twitter.com/ajfisher/status/743788514282635265

    Quality of what was produced was really top notch...

    especially as they were handed a box of parts and none of them really knew what they could do.
    ajfisher
    @ajfisher
    So yeah, having seen this latest build in the hands of absolute novices I'm very very excited about the next set of dev. There were bugs which I'll doc in tickets and we can get smashed!
    Pawel Szymczykowski
    @makenai
    That looks awesome!
    You did a fantastic job writing those workshops and getting the issues sorted out to make them possible!
    ajfisher
    @ajfisher
    Joint effort chief!! :highfive:
    ajfisher
    @ajfisher
    Howdy daddy-o - you back from Japan yet?
    Pawel Szymczykowski
    @makenai
    Not until the 12th
    How’s it going?
    ajfisher
    @ajfisher
    Oh right - big trip! Yep all good - now starting serious prep for NodeBots Day
    So big ticket item on my agenda is we're building these little "Scientist Kits" things that are sort of ARDX kits but with things like LCDs and NeoPixels etc.
    Aim is to get everything we need into Robotnik components to make that work and have them set up as workstations.
    so peeps can just sit down and build circuits / start programming
    As such I'll probably have a few updates going to roll through over the next week I reckon
    Pawel Szymczykowski
    @makenai
    Sounds good! Anything I can do to help?
    ajfisher
    @ajfisher
    If you haven't got much access to equipment etc then I reckon that branch I was working in is pretty much okay as it is to get pulled back across to master and then I'll jump off again with some new components etc. That should at least keep us relatively in sync and then I'll backfill the components with the ones missing from that kit (eg NeoPixels etc).
    I'll raise a PR properly for it and then it would be checking out what's going on and maybe help me isolate where some of these bugs are coming from (notably exception handling can bring the whole thing down at the moment)
    but only on certain errors
    Pawel Szymczykowski
    @makenai
    Ah, is it crashing sometimes?
    ajfisher
    @ajfisher
    Only under some specific circumstances which don't happen often. It was noticeable under BT because there's no on error handler if it can't connect and then it all bails out as the error propagates
    Those 2 PRs are pretty much good to go now - you probably want to pull #39 through before #40 though
    Once that's done I'll jump off master again and bring in these new components
    LCD, NeoPixel etc
    Pawel Szymczykowski
    @makenai
    Got it!
    No solution from the blockly crew yet?
    ajfisher
    @ajfisher
    No - they did say that they are making changes around that API - I'll check back in when I have a little bit of time for it but they are doing a lot of clean up on their API right now
    Pawel Szymczykowski
    @makenai
    K, I took a looksy over the other changes and things look pretty good. Merged in to master
    ajfisher
    @ajfisher
    Sweet - thanks chief
    how are you liking JP by the way?
    Pawel Szymczykowski
    @makenai
    It’s kind of hot and muggy currently. I’m here about once a year for the past 10 or so years for family, but doing more bike riding on this trip
    That’s been pretty fun - getting out and exploring a bit while getting some exercise
    ajfisher
    @ajfisher
    Awesome! Definitely on my hit list. J learns Japanese at school so hoping when he gets a bit older he can be my translator ;P
    hirechrisf
    @hirechrisf
    This looks great! We're hoping to order parts for nodebots/sumobots for teaching new recruits for our First robotics club in the SF Bay area. We were thinking of using the same platform that it looks like you're using and using node. We're also thinking about adding standard RF model parts for simple control and considering particle photon, tessel, ElectricImp or RedBear for adding wifi or bluetooth. I'll be taking a look at this for sure.
    Kayode Emmanuel
    @tobi007
    Hello guys, please need help with implementing SLAM for autonomous mobile robot
    ajfisher
    @ajfisher
    @tobi007 might be a bit beyond the capabilities of Robotnik currently