It was tremendously awesome to see each and every one of you who came to learn more about Virtuabotix and play with our latest Versalino Rove units (soon to be released as demoed at the event). I really hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did, and I look forward to hearing from anyone who still has questions about the Versalino Rove or any other topics that came up throughout the day.
We did a ton of work leading up to the event, and a lot of it you can read about at josephdattilo.com where we blogged about the code and building of the robot arena. There was a ton of interest in the new Sumo version of the Versalino Rove, and we can’t wait to release it later this week so you all can start playing with them at home.
In addition we designed the Versalino Control, and the accompanying laser cut game-pad body which were both absolute hits with everyone that used them. Only a little bit of tweaking based on everyone’s feedback and we will make the laser cut body available for purchase.
We have been doing tons of work to make the platform more accessible for a larger audience, and we really think we are making some good progress in that direction. Be sure to let us know if you have any suggestions for how we could improve our rovers, or if you think of any kits we should make available (we really appreciate any and all feedback).
If you didn’t get the opportunity to visit us, here is a little preview of the rover game that me and the guys from CTU came up with. We called the game Puckball (after the clever little “Puckballs” that we had to invent to get the right feel with a rover on rover competition), and the objective is to knock the Puckball’s off the table to score points.
We off course played a ton of sumo as well, and I look forward to sharing the game rules, and even more guides to how you can make your own rover arena as we continue to develop the systems.
Once again, thank you all for coming out to see us! I look forward to doing this again in the upcoming Colorado Engineering Summit 2014 with what I am sure will be even more great bots, and gadgets for you all to play with.