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Snuffy wins at Trinity Firefighting contest

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Picture of Snuffy the Shamfire Slayer and its builder with first place trophy.   Snuffy carried a flag for the Robotics Society of Southern California.    Click to enlarge.

Pardon the red light, but the gym is lit by sodium vapor lights and there is a LOT of red (to my camera anyway).

 

  The Trinity Firefighting contest is an international competition simulating the concept of a firefighting robot which can find and extinguish a fire in your home.  In this case, a candle in a model house.  For full details of the Trinity contest, click here.

    Snuffy was in the middle of an unusually long streak of working properly and managed to get a good score on all three trials.  1st trial: 1.5, 2nd: 1.0, 3rd: 1.23 for a winning score of 2.01 .  Click here for official results

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Alex Brown and John Edwards with their robots, Snuffy and Grizbot.  We are both members of RSSC.  John's robot came in 12th out of 54 entered in Senior Division.

 

 

 

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Presentation ceremony

 

 

 

Click here for a movie of Snuffy's fastest run.   .avi format.  Will play on Windows Media Player.  Warning 7 Mb file.

Lots of details on Snuffy's construction can be found here.